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How Much Damage Can A 6-Year-Old Boy Do Over 10 Years?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:11am

A satirical website compiled the cost of property damage if Calvin — of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" — was a real kid. The total: nearly $16,000.

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Principal Makes Good On Bet With Students

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:47am

School principal Mike Neubert of South Dakota told elementary students if they collectively ran 200 miles, he would run a marathon. Neubert ran the equivalent of a marathon around the school.

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Meeting In Cairo, Nations Pledge $5.4 Billion To Rebuild Gaza

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

It will be hard to make sure that concrete needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory's demolished buildings isn't diverted to Hamas, the militant group that had been tunneling into Israeli towns.

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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.

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Washington Keeps A Keen Eye On Senate Races

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

With just a little more than three weeks left until midterm elections, political analysts believe the Republicans have a good chance of winning enough seats to take over the Senate from Democrats.

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Protesters Converge On St. Louis To Remember Brown's Death

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

Demonstrators marked the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The unarmed black man was shot by a white police officer, who's awaiting word on a possible indictment by a grand jury.

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FX Show 'Archer' To Drop ISIS Name

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The rise of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has made it difficult for organizations and companies to carry the burden of a moniker now associated with the Islamist militant group.

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'Breach In Protocol" Suspected In 2nd Texas Ebola Case

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. has led to the first transmission of Ebola from one person to another in this country. It happened in Dallas where Thomas Duncan was being treated.

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:25am

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:24am

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:24am

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:22am

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:21am

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.

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In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:20am

Jennifer Doudna used to worry her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:19am

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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Did You Hear About The Horse That Walked Into A Police Station?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:24am

In Winsford, England, the police superintendent wrote, "We were somewhat saddled with our unexpected guest. The visitor "quickly became the mane event of the night shift."

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Scientific Memorabilia Up For Auction Later This Month

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:13am

One item up for bid is an old Apple 1 computer, which is expected to sell for more than $300,000. The auction features other treasures, such as a letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles.

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Gaza Donors Want Assurances Cycle Of War Is Broken

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

This Sunday in Cairo, Palestinian officials will ask international donors for $4 billion to help rebuild Gaza after the war there over the summer. That was the third deadly conflict in six years between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Donors want to make sure they won't be asked to help again in a couple more years.

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Visitors Shy Away From Dallas After Ebola Patient Dies

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Public health officials say the risk of acquiring the Ebola virus is small for most people but that message isn't reaching everyone. Some have canceled travel plans to Dallas while others say they're taking extra precautions just to be safe. Authorities and doctors are trying to educate people about how the virus is spread to keep people from panicking.

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High Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.

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