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How Changing The Language Of Addiction Affects Policy And Treatment

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:40am

With addiction such a prominent problem, experts say it's time to use words that don't carry judgement.

Ala. Peanut Butter Jail Break Ends With Capture Of Final Inmate

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:38am

Two days after escaping from an Alabama county jail using the insides of a prison sandwich, the twelfth inmate was caught in Florida.

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Wailin Storms' 'Irene Gaza' Is An Unholy Post-Punk Reckoning

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:26am

The Durham, N.C.-based band swirls the gothic croon of Samhain and 16 Horsepower's fiery proselytizing.

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Oh, Snap! Scientists Are Turning People's Food Photos Into Recipes

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 11:13am

Researchers have created an artificial neural network that analyzes an image of a dish and tells you how to make it. Still in the early stages, the technology might help improve our dietary health.

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Mailbag: Complaints About Foul Words And A Sexual Assault Report

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:54am

Emails streamed in about a high-profile interview in a restorative justice story, and repeating vulgarities from the now-infamous Scaramucci interview.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: New Sounds For Summer

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:51am

Hear new songs from artists from both sides of the Atlantic, including Socks in the Frying Pan, Mary Z. Cox and The Truckley Howl.

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Venezuelan Poll 'Tampered With,' Says Voting System Company

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:40am

Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, the company that set up Venezuela's electronic voting system, says "without a doubt" that the turnout figures were manipulated.

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Ara Parseghian, 'Giant' Of College Football Sidelines, Dies At 94

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:02am

The Hall of Fame coach, who died Wednesday, guided three major programs during his time on the sideline — but he's known best for leading Notre Dame from doldrums to a pair of national championships.

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Amanda Shires Takes Her Dive-Bar Ballad 'Harmless' Out To Loch Ness

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:00am

In an animated video, Shires' beautifully trembling ballad about emotional infidelity turns into a love story with a lake monster.

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This Police Department Is A Smash Hit On Social Media

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:46am

They're doing it with memes from "Game of Thrones" and "The Simpsons." And by quickly responding to queries from the public.

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Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Into Law, Amid Putin Retaliation

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:44am

Congress overwhelmingly approved the legislation which the White House initially did not commit to signing. Moscow has already responded to the sanctions, which also affect Iran and North Korea.

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Trump To Unveil Legislation Limiting Legal Immigration

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:03am

There's been a huge debate about immigrants in the U.S. illegally, but the administration is looking to cut the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country by half.

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British Airways Apologizes Once Again For Delays Caused By IT System Failure

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:51am

The issue comes after the airline experienced a major IT outage in May that stranded tens of thousands of passengers.

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Dow Hits 22,000

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:47am

Stocks have been on a tear since President Trump got elected. Optimism over the Trump economic agenda has been riding high on Wall Street even though not much has come from his desk yet.

German Carmakers Meet To Set New Standards For Diesels

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:43am

The "emergency diesel summit" in Berlin comes amid scandals about faked emissions testing data, collusion among carmakers and falling market share.

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Coastal Islanders Band Together For Broadband

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:35am

If you've ever dreamed of the good life on one of Maine's coastal islands, be forewarned: the Internet ranges from lousy to nonexistent.

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Many Avoid End-Of-Life Care Planning, Study Finds

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:00am

Only about a third of U.S. adults have advance directives in place to guide the care they receive if they become too ill to make their own medical decisions.

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Songs We Love: NSTASIA, 'Trap Or Die'

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:00am

The rising R&B songwriter has worked with Beyoncé and Pharrell, and steps out with her first single, a classic love song for a bad boy.

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Top Stories: Sessions Discusses Law Enforcement; Senate On Health Care

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:40am

Also: Secretary of State Tillerson suggests talks with North Korea; a relief group warns a million Yemeni children are at risk of cholera; and a computer glitch causes headaches for British Airways.

Why We Are Naively Optimistic About Climate Change

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 7:36am

Unfortunately, we are failing in the goal to make our children's world better than our own — and those who deny it won't have to see the consequences of their choices, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

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