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'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:38am

Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:30am

The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. The New York Times cites officials saying that fight would "demand a different kind of focus."

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With Long-Term Deal Elusive, Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:25am

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension of talks.

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Hospital 'Shocks' Fathers-To-Be

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:06am

If men want to understand child birth, a hospital in China will simulate contractions. A nurse will shock a man's abdomen with electrodes for up to five minutes.

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Investigation Begins Of Fatal Police Shooting Of 12-Year-Old

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:33am

A police officer fired on 12-year-old Tamir Rice because they mistook a replica gun for a real one. A family friend asked why police couldn't have used less lethal force.

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Polish Town Thinks Winnie The Pooh Needs A Pair Of Pants

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:25am

The beloved storybook character probably won't have a new playground named after him in one Polish town. Some officials there complained about the bear's immodest clothing.

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Ferguson Clergy Appeal For Calm Ahead Of Grand Jury's Decision

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

There is no announcement yet from the grand jury investigating the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black, 18-year-old. The panel is deciding whether to indict a white police officer in his death.

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After 50 Years, Obama To Honor 3 Civil Rights Activists

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

President Obama posthumously honors James Cheney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The three were killed during Mississippi's Freedom Summer 50 years ago.

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D.C.'s Mayor For Life Ends His Reign, Marion Barry Dies At 78

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

Barry was a controversial politician whose political career took a turn when he was convicted of drug possession. Renee Montagne talks Kevin Merida of The Washington Post about Barry's comebacks.

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Obama's Immigration Stance Polarizes Political Sides

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

President Obama announced last week his plans for immigration changes that do an end run around Congress. Not surprisingly, Republicans are upset that the president is using executive actions to push through the change he wants.

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Insurgent Bombing Strikes Afghan Volleyball Tournament

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

An unidentified suicide bomber attacked a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 50 people. This comes after the lower house of Afghanistan's parliament approved the agreement to keep U.S. troops in the country past the end of the year.

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Al Michaels On Great Moments In Sports That He's Witnessed

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

Sportscaster Al Michaels' book covers Super Bowls, Olympics, World Series and working with legends. David Greene meets the man behind the call to talk about his book, You Can't Make This Up.

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Executive Order On Immigration Creates Demand For Legal Advice

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

Legal aid groups say they are already overwhelmed by demand for their services and wonder how they will handle a new influx of illegal immigrants seeking assistance. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Kagan, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who also co-directs a clinic that offers free legal aid to immigrants.

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How Fertility Affects The Real Estate Market

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

The rise and fall of real estate prices seem to shape the rise and fall of fertility among renters and homeowners.

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Cable News Channel Fusion Searches For Its Audience

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

ABC and Univision launched Fusion a year ago with great fanfare. It was a cable news channel designed to appeal to young Hispanics who consume content in English. Fusion pivoted immediately to hoping to appeal to all millennials.

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Experts Suggest OPEC's Power Over Oil Prices Is Waning

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

Later this week some of the largest oil producers in the world — the members of OPEC — will meet behind closed doors. It used to be the world held its breath when this happened, worried what the meeting would mean for oil prices. But some experts say the cartel's power is waning.

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Facing A Monday Deadline, Will Iran's Nuclear Talks Be Extended?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

Iran, the U.S. and other world powers appeared ready to continue talks over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. They've missed a self-imposed deadline to reach an agreement Monday.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:42am

The Marine Corps have begun a year-long experiment to decide if women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:40am

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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