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Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:48am

The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.

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Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:32am

A British man who was at a party called his girlfriend to stay he couldn't come home because he had been kidnapped. She called police, and they fined him after they found him still at the party.

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Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:22am

After the neighbor's attempt failed, people came out in droves to support 12-year-old TJ Guerrero in Dunedin, Fla. He made $600 in two hours.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Canadians Fret Merger With Burger Will Change Tim Hortons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.

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Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Scholars have long tried to understand how culture affects communities. New research argues that the parking behavior of drivers may tell us something about the economic productivity of nations.

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As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.

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Poet Tishani Doshi Reads Her Summer Poem

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

In her poem, "Visiting My Parents in Summer," Tishani Doshi writes about returning to her childhood bedroom, where she experiences it being preserved just as she left it as a teenager.

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Report Details 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

More than 1,400 children suffered sexual abuse in a small English town from 1997 until as recently as last year. The report says local authorities were aware of the problem for years but did nothing.

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Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

An indefinite truce, brokered by Egypt, has gone into affect between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. More than 2,000 Palestinians and 69 Israelis have died in the seven weeks of fighting.

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Napa Tallies Quake Damage; Students To Return To Classes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.

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After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:02am

The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.

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Why Patients Aren't Coming To Liberia's Redemption Hospital

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:37am

At this government-run facility Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people afraid to come.

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U.S. Officials Try To Gauge Threat From American Fighters In Syria

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:39am

Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.

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Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:33am

President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.

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The L.A. School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:32am

The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.

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Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:30am

One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:28am

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 2:27am

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.

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