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Treasury Announces Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

5 hours 16 min ago

They're meant to discourage tax inversions by U.S. corporations. Inversions take place when a company merges with a foreign partner and re-incorporates overseas as a way to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Yemen Appears To Be On The Brink Of Sectarian War

5 hours 16 min ago

Even after a deal was reached to create a new government, fighting raged between the rebels and Sunni militants. Audie Cornish talks to Iona Craig, who is reporting from Sanaa for The Times of London.

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Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

5 hours 17 min ago

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

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Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

6 hours 46 min ago

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.

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As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

6 hours 47 min ago

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

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Now That's An Artifact: See Mary Cassatt's Pastels At The National Gallery

6 hours 49 min ago

Cassatt gave the three well-loved, wooden boxes of pastels to a friend's 10-year-old granddaughter, who later recalled: "I wasted lots of them on playing and swapping them with my friends."

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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

6 hours 51 min ago

The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.

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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

6 hours 53 min ago

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

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Remembering The 'Short And Tragic Life Of Robert Peace'

6 hours 54 min ago

Robert Peace, a 30-year-old African-American, was a Yale University graduate and an almost straight-A student in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He also dealt marijuana.

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U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:38pm

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

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French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:15pm

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

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Billy Joe Shaver On Mountain Stage

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:11pm

The influential songwriter and outlaw-country innovator performs new songs and old favorites.

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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:28pm

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:39pm

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters. But lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign. So where will the money come from?

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Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic Free

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:11pm

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.

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Calderon: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Create Carbon Tax

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:06pm

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon lead a group to encourage heads of state to propel climate change. He discusses the obstacles that block aggressive efforts to curb climate change.

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With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 4:00pm

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some will still support their team and express sympathy for the players.

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What's Turkey's Next Step In Fight Against ISIS?

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:57pm

Turkey recently secured the release of 49 ISIS hostages. John Kerry said that Ankara had not committed to the coalition against ISIS because they first needed to deal with that hostage situation.

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An 'Epilogue' That Makes Sense Of The Chaos Of Memory

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:57pm

In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.

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Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador For A Miscarriage

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:57pm

When she was 17, Christina Quintanilla miscarried her 7-month-old fetus. After an anonymous hospital worker accused her of having an abortion, she faced up to 50 years in prison.

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