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African Leaders: We Need High-Tech Help To Stop Elephant Poaching

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

African leaders are looking for new ways to break up wildlife trafficking. They say they need to coordinate among themselves and get items like helicopters and night-vision goggles from the West.

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DOJ Probe Reveals Use Of Excessive Force At New York Prison

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

The Justice Department found constitutional rights violations of adolescent inmates at Rikers Island. Corrections officers are said to use solitary confinement as a first-resort disciplinary action.

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Obama Touts Improved Climate For U.S. Businesses

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

In an interview with The Economist, President Obama said no matter how you look at it, the U.S. economy is better off than when he took office, and that most U.S. businesses have done well.

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4 African Leaders Discuss Elephant Poaching On Capitol Hill

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

African leaders are working on new strategies to breakup illegal wildlife trafficking. The first steps involve better communication among the affected countries.

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Sierra Leone Imposes Drastic Measures To Stop Ebola's Spread

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:08am

Sierra Leone is one of three West African nations hard hit by the Ebola virus. Officials have declared a public health emergency to try to stop the spread of Ebola.

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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:44am

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. They're doing it by giving patients personalized attention.

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Dallas Cowboys Print NFL Post-Season Tickets

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:44am

When Cowboy season ticket holders receive their tickets to regular season games, they'll also get a sheet of tickets for the playoffs. Dallas hasn't made the playoffs in the past four years.

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Giant Tortoise Leads Authorities On Low-Speed Chase

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 5:33am

The tortoise made a run for it outside Los Angeles. It's not clear how it crept away, but once it was found, the tortoise did not lead a chase worthy of those old LA cop shows.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

Even though Congress has left for its summer recess, the debate over immigration remains a hot political topic. What is the likelihood that President Obama will take executive action soon to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants?

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep and Linda Wertheimer have the Last Word in business.

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Algae Toxins Make Toledo's Water Undrinkable

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are still unable to drink tap water. Tests at a water treatment plant revealed the city's water had abnormally high levels of a toxin blamed on algae from Lake Erie.

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Kentucky's Big Senate Contest Highlight Of Political Picnic

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

For 134 years, politicians have attended a festival in western Kentucky called Fancy Farm. This festival drew a crowd — in part, because Kentucky has a close contest for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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New Lego Play Kit Features Women In Roles Of 3 Scientists

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

Lego has made billions of dollars from a mostly male consumer base. But now, the Danish company is renewing its push to appeal to girls with a new kit that includes three female scientists.

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Ebola Outbreak Worsens In West Africa

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:06am

As the African leaders gather in Washington, D.C., one of the topics they'll be discussing is the Ebola outbreak that is raging throughout West Africa. The outbreak is the largest on record.

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Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:33am

Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.

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The American President And A Little Town Called Obama, Japan

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:31am

A small town in Japan is celebrating the American president — with lots and lots of kitsch. But Obama Onsen has a rich history in its own right.

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One Step To Combat Obesity: Make Stairs More Attractive

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:30am

In modern buildings, stairs are often stuck in a corner, ugly and hard to find. Now some architects want to return to the days when stairways were grand — focal points that people wanted to climb.

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As Ballot Deadline Looms, A Muddied Debate Over Colo. Fracking

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:28am

Colorado is embroiled in debate over how to regulate oil and gas development. Up to four energy-related issues could be on the November ballot, and the run-up is causing confusion among voters.

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Is There Any Empathy Left In The Gaza Conflict?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:27am

A pair of mothers and daughters — one Arab, one Jewish — show the increased separation and lack of interaction between two peoples. Where they once mingled regularly, personal contact has decreased.

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Is There Any Empathy Left In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:27am

A generation ago, Israelis and Palestinians routinely rubbed shoulders. But they have become increasingly segregated and the current fighting has only added to the friction between Arab and Jews.

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