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The Strange, Split 'Selfie' Pilot

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:21am

ABC's new comedy Selfie doesn't have a good pilot. It has half of a decent pilot, however, and it has intriguing signs that inside of it, trapped under the dumb parts, there might be a good show.

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Why Do School Districts Need Grenade Launchers?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:20am

An investigation by the Washington Post found that at least 120 educational institutions have received military equipment from the Department of Defense.

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Thousands Could Lose Affordable Care Act Coverage

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:10am

Individuals who are currently receiving coverage but have failed to present the necessary documents verifying income and citizenship will be cut off.

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Hong Kong Protests Could Expand

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:05am

Protesters say they could expand their demonstration to include labor strikes or occupation of government buildings if their demands aren't met.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff On Mountain Stage

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:03am

The band's latest album is based on singer Alynda Lee Segarra's time living in New Orleans.

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Trigger Hippy On World Cafe

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:00am

The supergroup, featuring Joan Osborne and members of Black Crowes, performs songs from its album.

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Putting Caffeine In Your Underwear Won't Make You Slimmer, Alas

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:43am

Here's a government service: The Federal Trade Commission has told two companies to quit selling caffeinated women's undergarments because they don't actually slim your nether regions as advertised.

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Viking's Choice: Kayo Dot, 'The Mortality Of Doves'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:42am

If Mr. Mister's atmospheric ballad "Broken Wings" had been written for a proggy space opera, it might sound something like this cyberpunk slow jam.

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'Gone Girl,' Take Two: The Very, Very Spoiled Edition

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:23am

If you've already read Gone Girl, or if you don't mind swimming in a sea of spoilers, we've got a few thoughts that require giving up some of the book's bigger secrets.

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Front Row: Nick Waterhouse, 'Holly'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:18am

The L.A. singer performs the title cut from his new album, which evokes the sounds of vintage R&B.

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Database Flaws Cloud Sunshine On Industry Payments To Doctors

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:57am

A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.

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In NFL Game, A Slide And A Prayer Spur Debate And Clarification

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:55am

The NFL sides with fans who criticized an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty called on a Muslim player who prostrated himself in the end zone Monday night.

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Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:36am

The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.

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Ominous Tremors At Mt. Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:59am

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano, as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Top Stories: Hong Kong Protests; Questions On White House Security

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:47am

Also: The U.S. Supreme Court blocks Ohio's early voting; the world's wildlife population has been decimated in the past 40 years; and the world's biggest collector of Harry Potter items is named.

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Secret Service Chief Faces Questions Over Breaches At White House

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:11am

Lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee will ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.

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When Science Gets Ahead Of Itself

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:05am

Scientists have found a that March discovery, touted as one of the most important scientific discoveries ever, may not be one at all. Astrophysicist Adam Frank weighs in on the scientific process.

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Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:34am

The former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.

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Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:16am

Kirkus Reviews has been around, in varying forms, for over 80 years — but it's the new kid in town this awards season. Today, the publication announced the finalists for its inaugural Kirkus Prize.

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Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:16am

Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

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