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'Ancillary Sword' Examines Life On The Fringes Of A Galactic Empire

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:03am

Ann Leckie's eagerly-awaited sequel to last year's Ancillary Justice quickly wraps up dangling plot threads, and sends heroine Breq on a brand new adventure, this time at the helm of her own ship.

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Miami's W Hotel Offers Pricey Wedding Package

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:36am

Couples can't complain about sticker shock. The cost is right there in the name — the Million Dollar Wedding.

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3 Scientists Win Nobel In Physics For Development Of Blue LED

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:34am

American Shuji Nakamura, and Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan, will share the prize for co-developing a blue light-emitting diode that triggered a revolution in lighting technology.

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3 Win Nobel Prize In Physics

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:01am

Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura have won for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

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Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Fight Against Terror Will Be A Long, Sustained War, Panetta Says

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Rachel Martin talks to former CIA director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about his memoir, Worthy Fights. He mentions some significant foreign policy decisions of the Obama administration.

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Survey: Voice-Command Systems Contribute To Distracted Driving

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Carmakers would like you to think that voice-command systems keep you focused on the road. Two new studies indicate voice commands, like Siri, more than likely cause distracted driving.

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Families Want To Know What Happened To Missing Mexican Students

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Officials say those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students will be brought to justice. The students went missing after a confrontation with police, who authorities say work with a drug gang.

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3 Win Nobel In Physics For New Light Source

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Scientists — 2 from Japan and 1 from the U.S. — have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

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Nurse In Spain Infected With Ebola Virus

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Spain's health minister confirmed that a nurse who treated two Ebola victims has tested positive for the disease. She is the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa.

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Security Lapses Trigger Questions About What Secret Service Agents Do

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

The lapses by the elite presidential detail shined a spotlight on the agency. What does an agent do in a day? To find out, Rachel Martin talks to ex-agent Dan Emmett, author of Within Arms Length.

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Same-Sex Marriage No Longer The Political Wedge It Once Was

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Thanks to action by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal — or soon will be in 30 states. That includes several with hotly contested political contests this fall.

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The U.S. Ebola Hospitals In Liberia Are Going Up ... Slowly

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:04am

Last month, the U.S. promised to build treatment centers for health-care workers and for the general public. Our photo gallery checks in on the progress thusfar.

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How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:03am

Long time Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.

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Tony-Award Winner Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:36am

A legend of the dance world has died. The multi-talented Geoffrey Holder was also an actor and a visual artist. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.

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The Unadaptable 'Curious Incident' Gets A Stage Adaptation

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:17am

Author Mark Haddon never imagined The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would work as a play — he judged his writing by its unadaptability. But now it is one, and critics are loving it.

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Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:16am

Self-help videos tell women to learn to love their bodies by saying nice things to themselves in the mirror. Can shushing your harshest critic actually rewire the brain?

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