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In Syria, U.N. Promotes Local Ceasefires To Offer Relief From Civil War

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura stood amid the ruins of Homs, Syria, this week, saying it is time for a new approach. He's pushing for a local truce between the regime and rebels.

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100 Years After World War I Ended, Europe Remembers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

Nov. 11 is the day the guns fell silent at the end of World War I. Across Europe, ceremonies commemorated those who died in wars. And at the Tower of London, a memorial art project that has attracted worldwide attention reached its apex.

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For Modern Women, 'Ladylike' Means Strong And Sporty

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

Over time the "ideal" woman's body seems to have gone from heroin-chic to healthy-and-fit. Women's magazines now advertise ways to be strong and sexy.

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'Concert For Valor' Honors Veterans' Contributions

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

Tens of thousands of people will be on the National Mall Tuesday night for a Veterans Day event called "The Concert for Valor."

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IRS Warns Tax Filing Deadlines And Refunds Could Be Delayed

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

The Internal Revenue Service has warned of tax season chaos if Congress fails to pass a series of breaks by the end of November.

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GOP Majority Also Brings New Leadership On Key Committees

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

With every new Congress, power ebbs and flows for certain states. Some, like Michigan, will see a significant loss of congressional clout. Other states, like Texas, could see a surge of power.

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Despite The Dope, 'High Maintenance' Is About More Than Potheads

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

Vimeo's first foray into original web TV follows a nameless pot delivery dude who engages in oddly intimate business transactions.

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Common Core Reading: 'The New Colossus'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

The Common Core State Standards have led to big changes in the way many teachers approach reading instruction.

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Regulators Ban Cod Fishing In New England As Stocks Dwindle

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

The federal government is shutting down cod fishing in the Gulf of Maine for the next six months. But fishermen, who now face an uncertain future, dispute the government's cod counts.

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Inside The Wall: Pink Floyd's 'Final' Album Is Process On Display

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 3:16pm

While The Endless River may not satisfy song-hungry fans, it does make clear the group's knack for lush textural explorations.

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Comet's Rugged Landscape Makes Landing A Roll Of The Dice

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:13pm

Researchers admit their estimates that the comet was "potato-shape" were way off. Luck may now be the deciding factor in the attempt for a soft landing early Wednesday.

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Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:11pm

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.

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Lia Ices On World Cafe

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:55pm

On her new album, Ices, the California singer-songwriter looks around the globe for inspiration.

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Marking Veterans Day With 'Operation Flags For Vets'

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:55pm

The effort to put a flag on every veteran's grave was started by Paul Monti, after his son Jared was killed in Afghanistan in 2006.

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