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Summit Focuses Investors On Africa's Energy Opportunities

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S., World Bank and private companies are announcing billions of dollars in investment in Africa. President Obama says the U.S. wants to be a good partner with Africa.

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Missouri Farm Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:07am

The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right to farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.

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After Discrimination Finding, Jury's Out On Memphis Juvenile Courts

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:49am

The U.S. Justice Department bashed the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2012. Now, Memphis courts are trying to find a way forward.

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Liberians In America Help Dispel Ebola Myths Back Home

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:47am

A phone network of families that spans continents is helping get the word out: To protect yourselves from Ebola, don't eat bush meat; get sick loved ones medical treatment and avoid their body fluids.

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Are NBA And NFL Rules Bush League?

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:45am

Commentator Frank Deford talks about the widely divergent age requirements in American sports leagues, and why there's no true minor league in football or basketball.

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Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:43am

Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.

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GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:26pm

The veteran Kansas Republican senator defeated radiologist Milton Wolf, who fashioned himself in the mold of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.

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'Apparently' This Is The Funniest 5-Year-Old In America

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:05pm

Noah Ritter's interview at the Wayne County Fair is a wonder of stream-of-consciousness, heavily sprinkled with one word: "apparently."

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:48pm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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Victim Of Insider Attack, Gen. Harold Greene Was An Engineer By Training

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:45pm

NPR has confirmed that U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Greene was killed in Tuesday's "green-on-blue" attack in Afghanistan. It was his first deployment to the country.

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