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Ukraine Rebels Break Truce To Make Push For Donetsk Airport

1 hour 31 min ago

Kiev's forces and pro-Russia separatists have resumed fighting over the government-held airport.

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The Outhouse — And Other Rooms — Get A 21st Century Makeover

1 hour 35 min ago

Some people are spending more time in their backyard — in living rooms, entertainment centers, even bathrooms.

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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

1 hour 46 min ago

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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Why A Thermometer Is A Good Tool For Airport Ebola Screenings

1 hour 54 min ago

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at your forehead, airports around the world are trying to stop infected passengers before they board a plane.

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40 Years Of Income Inequality In America, In Graphs

2 hours 10 sec ago

Households at the top saw the biggest gains. Those at the bottom stagnated. But what about the people in between?

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Officials: 100 'Potential Contacts' Linked To Dallas Ebola Patient

2 hours 7 min ago

Texas health officials say that "out of an abundance of caution, we're starting with this very wide net."

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California Cracks Down On Farmers' Market Cheaters

2 hours 15 min ago

Did your local farmer really grow that heirloom apple he just sold you? California wants to know, so it's sending more inspectors out to make sure the produce sold at markets is really local.

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A Poetic Look At A Medical Pioneer, 'Dr. Mütter's Marvels' Jolts The Heart

2 hours 42 min ago

Moving ably from verse to historical prose, poet Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz chronicles the life and work of an unsung medical innovator in the exhaustively researched Dr. Mutter's Marvels.

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At 16, This Swimmer Broke Michael Phelps' Record. What's Next?

3 hours 2 min ago

Justin Lynch is one of the brightest rising stars for USA Swimming. As an African-American, he also recognizes his potential to inspire cultural change.

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From Puerto Rican Soul To Ranchero Punk, New Obsessions In Latin Music

3 hours 9 min ago

This week on Alt.Latino, hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras document their latest musical passions — including amazing music from the Los Angeles Tropical revival.

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Can NBC's New Tiger Lily Overcome The Character's History?

3 hours 31 min ago

Alanna Saunders, the actress cast to play Tiger Lily in NBC's forthcoming production of PeterPan, has Native American ancestry, one of many points of contention in previous castings.

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Top Stories: More Hong Kong Protests; ISIS War Crimes Allegations

3 hours 33 min ago

Also: Hawaii doctors test patient for possible Ebola exposure; officials investigate a possible leak into the Ferguson grand jury; and San Francisco wins a playoff wildcard game.

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Adam Sandler Signs Up With Netflix For 4 New Movies

4 hours 1 min ago

Adam Sandler and Netflix are doing four original movies together — perhaps because you can't build a network on prestigious, binge-watchable television series alone.

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U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

4 hours 18 min ago

The High Commissioner for Human Rights says mass executions, forcing women and girls into sex slavery and the use of child soldiers may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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New Orleans Schools Face A Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

4 hours 42 min ago

America's classrooms are seeing a surge of kids from Central America who crossed into the U.S. illegally. Educating them is expensive, and one school in New Orleans is scrambling to cover the costs.

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Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Not To Occupy Government Buildings

5 hours 22 min ago

As protesters crowd around the territory's administrative headquarters, China's state media is also warning of "chaos" if the demonstrators go further.

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Book News: National Book Foundation Fills Out Its '5 Under 35' List

5 hours 25 min ago

The list, which picks five promising writers under 35 years old, includes Phil Klay, an Iraq War veteran longlisted for this year's National Book Award. Also: An unpublished Bond story gets new life.

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'Lies' May Be Fiction, But Its Story Rings True

5 hours 42 min ago

Robin Talley's new young adult novel about the first group of kids to desegregate Southern schools combines hard truths about the civil rights struggle with a thrilling, head-over-heels love story.

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China Searches Pigeons Used In Holiday Celebratons

5 hours 50 min ago

The pigeons were released as part of National Day celebrations in Beijing. But in an atmosphere of political protest, authorities worried a pigeon might be used to carry something suspicious.

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Can Psychedelics Expand Our Consciousness?

6 hours 12 min ago

In his new book, Sam Harris wonders if his daughters will miss something if they don't try mushrooms or LSD as adults. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers thoughts on this, drugs and enlightenment.

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