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Syrians In Raqqa Believe Assad Regime Benefits From War On ISIS

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

The Syrian city of Raqqa is the hub for militants from the Islamic State, and has sustained ongoing air strikes from the U.S. and the Syrian regime. Activists draw attention to the toll on civilians.

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Saturday's Runoff Will Decide If Sen. Landrieu Still Represents Louisiana

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:01am

Democrat Mary Landrieu is in the last day of a bitter campaign to try to keep her Senate seat. Voters will choose between Landrieu, who has served three terms, and Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy.

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A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:35am

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

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Civil Rights Attorney On How She Built Trust With Police

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:33am

Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:29am

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training, but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

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As Ebola Surges In Sierra Leone, Communities Take Control

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:25am

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:24am

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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Renewed Protests Over Garner Case In New York, Beyond

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:00pm

The demonstrations come as the U.S. Justice Department investigates the recent police killings of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo., and of Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island, N.Y.

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Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn't Playing Nice

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:55pm

Uber's brought in $1.2 billion in its last round of financing, despite months of bad press. Or maybe because of it: One business professor says venture capitalists see jerks as better investments.

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DNA Pioneer Watson's Nobel Prize Sells For $4.75 Million

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:54pm

The Nobel Prize that James Watson won for helping explain how DNA is structured has a new owner. Watson has said he'll donate much of the $4.75 million sales price to educational institutions.

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As Boston, Other U.S. Cities Pursue Olympics, Critics See No Upside

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:19pm

"The Commonwealth has far bigger and more important priorities than throwing a three-week party," the leader of No Boston Olympics says, but the city's bid, submitted Monday, is considered the leader.

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A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:46pm

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.

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Court Rules Chimps Don't Have Same Rights As People

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:04pm

The New York Supreme Court's appellate division declined to extend habeas corpus to Tommy, a chimpanzee living in a cage at a trailer dealer in Gloversville, N.Y.

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Red Cross Misstates How Donors' Dollars Are Spent

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:01pm

Red Cross officials have repeatedly said 91 cents of every dollar donated to the charity goes to disaster relief services. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica found that's just not true.

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With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:52pm

Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods — and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.

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