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Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

3 hours 47 min ago

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a right-wing Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site.

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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

4 hours 4 min ago

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

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Book News: Remembering Poet Galway Kinnell, Whose Song Said Everything

4 hours 31 min ago

The Pulitzer Prize winner has died at the age of 87. In his deceptively simple poetry and in his activism, Kinnell sought to broaden his audience, even while grappling with difficult themes.

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Wade Bowen, 'Long Enough To Be A Memory'

4 hours 32 min ago

The Texas singer-songwriter revives the country archetype of the drifter in this reflective, gentle song about being in between homes.

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Nurse In Maine Breaches Quarantine With Bike Ride

4 hours 38 min ago

Kaci Hickox openly defies the state's governor, who has threatened to get a court order to compel her isolation, by setting off on a morning ride with her boyfriend.

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Banks: Tiny Desk Concert

5 hours 25 min ago

On record, Banks is at the center of lavish productions, each suitable for throbbing remixes and banks of swirling lights. Here, though, she serves notice as a powerful singer in her own right.

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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

5 hours 34 min ago

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

5 hours 58 min ago

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

6 hours 25 min ago

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

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VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O-Lanterns

6 hours 37 min ago

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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Top Stories: Secularists Win Tunisian Election; Burkina Faso Unrest

6 hours 48 min ago

Also: The San Francisco Giants win the World Series; lava continues to creep toward a Hawaiian village; and researchers discover a new frog species on Staten Island.

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Angry Mob Sets Fire To Parliament In Burkina Faso

7 hours 21 min ago

Angered at an impending vote to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-old rule, protesters also reportedly set fire to the ruling party's headquarters in the capital, Ouagadougou.

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Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

7 hours 53 min ago

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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I'm Not Scary, I'm Just Drawn That Way: Great Comics For Halloween

7 hours 59 min ago

Ready for a Halloween scare? Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says these graphic novels and compilations — packed with creepy cults, alien monsters, gravediggers and ghosts — are just the ticket.

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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

8 hours 44 min ago

Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.

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Thief In Canada Tries To Make His Getaway In Red Canoe

9 hours 38 min ago

In Nova Scotia a burglar tried to get away in a canoe. Cops watched from both sides of the harbor until the culprit paddled into a park and tried to run off into the woods. The stolen item: a sword.

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Animal Behavior: Two Dogs And An Ice Cream

10 hours 4 min ago

Anthropologist Barbara J. King says this short video clip of dogs Daisy and Cooper will brighten your day.

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Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

10 hours 15 min ago

The San Francisco Giants took the World Series for the third time in five years Wednesday night, defeating the Kansas Royals 3-2 in Missouri.

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'Lastness': Award-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies At 87

10 hours 15 min ago

Poet Galway Kinnell died Tuesday. His career spanned from the end of World War II to the present, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Home in Vermont, Kinnell died from leukemia.

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Families Of Missing Students Meet With Mexican President, Demand Answers

10 hours 15 min ago

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto met with relatives of the 43 missing students. For more than six hours, he listened to the families' frustrations over the slow pace of the investigation.

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