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Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.

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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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'As You Wish': Take A Peek At The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.

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Music From Death's Doorstep: A Conversation With Flying Lotus

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

Crossing over — musically and metaphysically — has of late consumed the mind of Steven Ellison. He says his new LP as Flying Lotus is "my opportunity to make a film" about the moment of death.

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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:37pm

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man, and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.

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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 1:55pm

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.

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Wolverine's Death: Superheroes And The Cycle Of Eternal Return

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 1:00pm

Nerd-about-town Glen Weldon explains to a non-comics-reading guy exactly what is up with the impending death of Wolverine. (That's not a spoiler; the miniseries is actually called Death of Wolverine.)

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Tourists Discover The Modern Attraction Of Ancient Iran

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:33pm

Iran is experiencing a tourism boom. Travel agencies in the U.S. say they are planning more trips to the Islamic Republic. Kamin Mohammadi, an Iranian-born travel writer, shares some favorite places.

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Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Resist Blood Clots

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:03pm

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it's an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there's an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form.

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Cyclone Hudhud Blasts India With Winds Topping 120 MPH

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:51am

Cyclone Hudhud is being blamed for several deaths after it struck the port city of Visakhapatnam (often called Vizag), destroying shops and snapping power lines along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

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American Intruder Lurks In Scottish Streams, Clawed And Hungry

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:35am

Scotland has some of the best trout fishing in the world. Now the North American signal crayfish is taking over waterways, threatening to wipe out native populations of insects those trout eat.

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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:26am

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.

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In St. Louis, A Rally And Protests Over Police Shootings

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:48am

More than 1,000 people hit the city's streets to protest the recent killing of young black men by police. While much of the event has been peaceful, some arrests took place last night.

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Iraqis Displaced By ISIS Face Another Threat: Winter

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:30am

With winter approaching, most of the 1.8 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic extremists will be living outside through the winter in Iraq's north, where temperatures frequently drop below freezing.

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On The National Mall, An American Portrait In Sand And Soil

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:17am

This month, the National Portrait Gallery presented its largest portrait yet, a 6-acre face rendered in sand and soil on the National Mall.

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