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Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, overcrowded airports, long lines and very little personal space on trains, planes and buses. This week is expected to be the busiest travel week of the year.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

In compliance with Missouri's sunshine law, documents in the Michael Brown shooting case have been released — including the transcript of officer Darren Wilson's testimony and the coroner's report.

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New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Birds are one of the most widely studied forms of life on the planet. And, there are still new species out there to discover — as one young researcher found recently in a forest in Indonesia.

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White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation on Monday. He will stay on until his replacement is found. Why did Hagel resign, and what does it mean for the Obama administration's policies?

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Officer Fatally Shoots Cleveland Boy Brandishing Fake Gun

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

A Cleveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who had an air pistol. It's not the first such death in the city in recent years, and it sparked a number of peaceful protests.

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Protests Rock Ferguson After Officer Isn't Indicted In Brown's Death

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

After the grand jury's verdict was announced on Monday, protesters took to the streets in the St. Louis suburb. The white police officer will not face charges in 18-year-old Michael Brown's death.

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Magazine Sheds Light On Allegations Of Rape Culture At UVA

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

In an issue of Rolling Stone, a female freshman claimed she was raped by seven men at the prestigious Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012. The University of Virginia's governing board meets Tuesday.

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Britain To Announce Sweeping Counterterrorism Legislation

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

The British government plans to introduce measures it says will help authorities combat terrorism. The proposed legislation includes a ban on insurance companies covering the cost of ransom demands.

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Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Instead, it offers undocumented immigrants a deferral from the threat of deportation. David Greene talks to Dan Tichenor, author of Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America.

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What's Preventing A Nuclear Deal With Iran?

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Renee Montagne talks to Hooman Majd, an Iranian-American journalist, who writes extensively about Iran. An interim deal between Iran and Western powers was struck more than a year ago.

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Kerry Urges Congress To Ease Up On Iran Nuclear Negotiators

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

Secretary of State John Kerry is urging lawmakers to give diplomats some more time to negotiate a final nuclear deal with Iran. Republicans are skeptical of the administration's overtures to Tehran.

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Protests, Fires Follow Announcement Of Ferguson Grand Jury's Decision

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:20am

A grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for any crimes related to the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. Public reaction was both swift and mixed.

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As Ebola Ping-Pongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:51am

A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Stirs Debate

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:51am

Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.

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Want A Calorie Count With That? FDA Issues New Rules For Restaurants

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:34pm

Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.

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Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:01pm

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.

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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:29am

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

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Hospital 'Shocks' Fathers-To-Be

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:06am

If men want to understand child birth, a hospital in China will simulate contractions. A nurse will shock a man's abdomen with electrodes for up to five minutes.

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Polish Town Thinks Winnie The Pooh Needs A Pair Of Pants

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:25am

The beloved storybook character probably won't have a new playground named after him in one Polish town. Some officials there complained about the bear's immodest clothing.

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Ferguson Clergy Appeal For Calm Ahead Of Grand Jury's Decision

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

There is no announcement yet from the grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black, 18-year-old. The panel is deciding whether to indict a white police officer in his death.

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