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World Economic Forum: Global Gender Gap Won't Be Closed For Decades

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:40pm

The group's annual report found that the gender gap is shrinking overall, just very slowly.

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Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:34pm

Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

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Security Beefed Up At Federal Buildings Across U.S.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:29pm

The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up security at federal buildings as a precautionary measure after recent attacks in Canada and ongoing threats from the so-called Islamic State.

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Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:23pm

Announcing the deal today, the company said it would expand its service and raise the annual fee to $149 for its New York customers. Alta also operates in other large cities.

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The Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's Why.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:16pm

The garment industry is still seen as a good partner for jump-starting the economies of undeveloped nations. Manufacturers entering these countries say they're trying to treat workers more ethically.

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U.S. Beefs Up Security At Some Federal Buildings

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:10pm

The Federal Protective Service will enhance its presence at some buildings in Washington. Homeland Security said public calls by terrorists to attack the U.S. spurred the new measures.

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Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:59pm

The area of land no longer suitable for farming because of salt degradation is rising quickly. Scientists argue the private sector should help fund efforts to reverse it since it relies on the crops.

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No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:23pm

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like well-oiled machine Monday.

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FBI Uses Newspaper's Name To Send Spyware

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:17pm

How did the FBI get a suspect to click on link? It created a fake Seattle Times story about the suspect. When he clicked, spyware glommed on to his computer.

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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:07pm

Despite being in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, Nicaragua remains relatively peaceful. Analysts credit its style of policing, which has rejected the iron fist policies of neighbors.

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Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Would Be Hard To Repeat Today

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:57pm

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. David Oshinsky about the historic polio vaccination trials. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine.

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Former Band Member On Trial In Florida A&M Hazing Death

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:50pm

Three years after Florida A&M student Robert Champion died after a beating on a bus, a member of the university's marching band is on trial for manslaughter.

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Mourners Remember Canadian Guard Killed Near Parliament

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:44pm

Melissa Block talks to Campbell Clark, chief political reporter at The Globe and Mail, about developments in Canada since last week's shooting.

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Music Of Honduran Singer Aurelio Rooted In Uplifting, Preserving His Culture

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

Known only by his first name, Honduran singer Aurelio has been making music for a decade. Yet, Aurelio is not only known for his raspy voice and catchy cumbia melodies, but for his tireless work promoting the rights of his own people — the Garifuna. Now, the former parliament member is out with his latest album Landini.

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In England's Churches, Boom In New Recruits Changes Nature Of The Clergy

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

England has seen a boom in young men enrolling in the clergy. The phenomenon has been happening for a decade, so it's not a reflection of the new pope.

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Book Review: 'Belzhar' By Meg Wolitzer

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

Novelist Gabrielle Zelvin reviews Meg Wolitzer's new young adult book, Belzhar.

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Kansas Gov. Brownback's Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. Now four years later, his "real live experiment" may cost him his political career.

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In Wisconsin Election, Gov. Scott Walker Fights To Hold On

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

Melissa Block checks in with Craig Gilbert, political reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about the Wisconsin governor's race between Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke, a Madison school board member.

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Paper Outraged After FBI Used Fake 'Seattle Times' Site To Install Spyware

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

The Seattle Times is protesting the FBI's use fake emails designed to look like news stories from the paper. The emails were used to lure a suspect into downloading spyware.

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Giants Are Close To Winning The World Series — But It May Not Be That Easy

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:38pm

The San Francisco Giants need one more win over the Kansas City Royals to clinch their third World Series championship in the past five years. Sounds simple, but history says otherwise.

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