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In Class It's 'Ms. Smalls,' Onstage She's 'Miss Houston'

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:33pm

Our Secret Lives of Teachers series continues with Isis Smalls, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at a Houston middle school. She's also a beauty pageant winner.

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Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:20pm

In his new book, Nicholas Carlson explores the company and the woman brought in to save it.

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Protest Numbers Shock Public As Germany Debates Immigration

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:06pm

About 18,000 anti-immigration demonstrators took to the streets in Dresden, protesting what they call the "Islamization of Europe."

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Country Music Isn't All From The South

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:50am

Author Clifford Murphy brings us a selection of country music from the New England area.

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Pitchers Dominate Potential Hall Of Fame Class

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:45am

Baseball Hall of Fame inductees will be announced today at 2:00 p.m. EST.

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Getting Off To A Good Start: A New Year's Puzzler

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:24am

Beginning a new year can be fraught with decisions. Discover how great composers chose to start their symphonies and concertos — some with a bang, others a whisper — in this New Year's puzzler.

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Metropolis: 1/3/15

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:24am

Jason Bentley's first two-hour EDM mix of 2015 features new music from AlunaGeorge, Robin Schulz and Listenbee.

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Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:15am

Even a brief breakup with alcohol can impart measurable health rewards, a small but intriguing experiment suggests. Indeed, the concept of a dry January is gaining traction in the U.K.

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Germany Turns Off The Lights To Protest Growing Anti-Islam Movement

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:05am

A group calling itself Pegida has protested since October against Germany's asylum and immigration policies. The German political and public mainstream has responded sharply.

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Palestinian Sentenced To Three-Life Terms Over Murder Of Israeli Teens

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 10:59am

The killing preceded a 50-day war in Gaza last summer. Hussam Qawasmeh was sentenced by a military court and also ordered to pay $63,000 to the victims family.

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How A Too-Strong Dollar Might Lead To A Too-Weak World

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:57am

There are upsides to having global investors stash their savings in the United States. But their embrace of the dollar can start to feel like a death grip if it goes too far and chokes off exports.

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Bandit, 'Losing In A Sense'

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:50am

Angela Plake plays with her words in the moment following innocence lost, pleading "I've been losing in a sense," speeding the moody rocker to a devastating realization that nothing's changed.

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Setting The Record Straight For Alan Turing

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:43am

The world lost a young genius because people were uncomfortable with who he was inclined to love, says commentator Adam Frank. The future of computing could have been very different had he been alive.

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Jordanian Prince To Challenge 4-Term FIFA Chief For Presidency

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:27am

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said he is running against Sepp Blatter because he believes "it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport."

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Someday Soon, You May Pay Your Restaurant Bill With A Retina Scan

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 8:38am

Companies developing technology for biometric identification say it's quicker and more secure than using a credit card, but privacy concerns remain.

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From Miss America To Tabloid Fodder: Bess Myerson Dies At 90

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 8:04am

In 1945, Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America. She used the win to propel her onto the national stage. Her image became tainted during embarrassing missteps in the 1980s.

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Explosion At Fireworks Warehouse In Colombia Makes For Amazing Video

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 7:51am

The explosion of 24 tons of pyrotechnics was caught on video by a local news photographer who was there to check out a small fire. No one was seriously injured and video is stunning.

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Top Stories: 2 NYPD Officers Wounded; Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell Sentencing

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 7:42am

Also: Storms and heavy snow blanket much of the U.S.; President Obama meets Mexico's president at the White House today; and 2 members of the U.S. Ski Team are killed.

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