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Counterterrorism Efforts Shift To Address 'Lone Wolf' Attacks

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:40am

Three so-called "lone wolf" terror attacks in Canada and New York last week reflect what some experts call a growing trend in terrorism.

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Hurricane Ana Remnants Lash Pacific Northwest

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:35am

It's been decades since remnants of a hurricane hit Oregon and Washington state, but that's what is happening today.

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Assessing The British Combat Operation In Afghanistan

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:20am

We speak with the father of one of the 435 members of the British military who were killed in the Afghan War.

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Cartels Can Make Fracking In Mexico Expensive And Dangerous

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:12am

Texas oil companies could make a fortune in Mexico, but there's a catch: the shale plays are located in states overrun by organized crime.

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One Week Out, Senate Control Hinges On Handful Of Tight Races

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:06am

The balance of power depends on races in Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas and North Carolina.

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The Many, Many Secret Lives Of Teachers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:53am

We've heard from hundreds of teachers about their secret lives. Here's a quick sampling.

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Insurers May Cover Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Only For The Very Ill

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:20am

Many insurers are restricting access to new drugs that are easier to take and that promise higher cure rates because the price tags can run $95,000 or more.

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Pope Says God Not 'A Magician, With A Magic Wand'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:18am

Speaking at an assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Francis also affirmed that evolution and the Big Bang are consistent with a creator.

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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:09am

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

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Annie Lennox On World Cafe

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:53am

The pop singer's new album finds her covering vintage jazz standards. Hear "Georgia On My Mind" and "Strange Fruit."

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Ford Brothers Lose Toronto Mayor Race, Hold On To Council Seat

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:33pm

Unofficial results show John Tory beat Doug Ford 40-34 for mayor, a race Rob Ford abandoned after his cancer diagnosis. The latter Ford did keep the Ward 2 council seat his family has held since 2000.

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Bernard Mayes, NPR's First Chairman, Founder Of Suicide Hotline, Dies

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:52pm

Mayes was a true Renaissance man: He worked as an Anglican priest, a journalist, a radio executive, a university professor and the founder of the first suicide prevention hotline in the United States.

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Army Says Troops Coming Back From West Africa Will Face 'Controlled Monitoring'

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:15pm

The troops will be confined to a housing complex at their base in Italy for 21 days. The news comes just as the White House tried to convince New York and New Jersey to drop mandatory quarantines.

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In Photos: Last Of U.S., British Troops Leave Afghanistan's Helmand Province

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:52pm

Helmand saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the 13-year war. On Monday morning, the last of the American and British troops that shared the camp headed out on helicopters.

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I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:40pm

IBM's supercomputer plays a mean game of chess and has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.

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Soda Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:35pm

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a 2-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.

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Medical Journal To Governors: You're Wrong About Ebola Quarantine

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:26pm

Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo have called for mandatory quarantine for "high risk" individuals returning from Ebola-stricken countries. The New England Journal of Medicine begs to differ.

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Is 'Leaning In' The Only Formula For Women's Success In Science?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:15pm

A science superstar at Caltech advises young women to not wait for encouragement to succeed. Just go do it, she says. But her admiring students say that approach doesn't work for everybody.

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What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:14pm

Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.

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STUDY: Bike Deaths Up 16% In Just Two Years

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 4:00pm

A study from the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that not wearing a helmet and alcohol consumption are big factors in bike deaths.

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