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16-Year-old Wins Over 5-Year-Old Incumbent Mayor

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:26am

Bobby Tufts is out after two terms as the ceremonial mayor of Dorset, Minn. Bobby said his time in office was "fun."

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Justin Bieber Ringtone Startles Bear

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:05am

A man fishing in northern Russia was attacked by a bear. But the bear fled when the men's cellphone rang. The ringtone was Bieber's song "Baby."

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Justin Bieber Ringtone Startles Bear

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:05am

A man fishing in northern Russia was attacked by a bear. But the bear fled when the men's cellphone rang. The ringtone was Bieber's song "Baby."

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Modern Anthology Series Could Revolutionize Television

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

TV is reinventing the anthology with shows like "Fargo," "True Detective," and "American Horror Story." Out TV critic examines what the form allows producers, writers and executives to do.

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The Last Word In Business

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

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

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

David Greene has business news.

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Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

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

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don't think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they're afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives At Comet After 10-Year Chase

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

In November, Rosetta will release a lander about the size of a small refrigerator that will attempt to secure itself to the comet's surface using harpoons.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

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

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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Modern Anthology Series Could Revolutionize Television

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

TV is reinventing the anthology with shows like Fargo, True Detective, and American Horror Story. Our TV critic examines what the form allows producers, writers and executives to do.

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Employers Forced To Judge Job Candidates' Career Trajectory

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

Analysis of freelance jobs suggests employers are conservative when it comes to hiring, and dislike candidates who have done a lot of different things.

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Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

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

Sierra Leone is one of the West African nation's hit by the Ebola outbreak, with its greatest number of cases in the nation's east. The government has sent troops there to try to enforce a quarantine.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives At Comet After 10-Year Chase

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

In November, Rosetta will release a lander about the size of a small refrigerator that will attempt to secure itself to the comet's surface using harpoons.

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During His First Combat Deployment, U.S. General Is Killed

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

A machine gun attack by a man wearing an Afghan military uniform killed a U.S. 2-star U.S. Army general on Tuesday. Major General Harold Greene was killed at a coalition training facility in Kabul.

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Potato Salad Novice To Raise Funds For Homeless

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

Zack Brown only wanted to raise $10 on Kickstarter to make potato salad for the first time. He raised so much more, that now he's helping the hungry and homeless in central Ohio.

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Feds Criticize Big Banks' Plans To Avoid Next Fiscal Crisis

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

Regulators are not happy with the "living wills" big banks were supposed to come up with. The wills are more like bankruptcy plans detailing how a bank could be closed without disrupting the economy.

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Apple, Samsung To End Patent Suits Outside U.S.

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

They've been after each other in a dozen countries over the past three years — battling over intellectual property rights. The companies will continue to pursue existing cases in U.S. courts.

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Islamic State Forces Capture Kurdish Town Near Syrian Border

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

In Northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters are struggling to hold back the advance of forces from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Steve Inskeep talks to Patrick Osgood of the Iraq Oil Report.

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As Cease-Fire Holds, Gaza Devastation Can Be Tallied

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

Israeli forces suffered many more causalities than they did in the last big operation there. But they were dwarfed by casualties in Gaza. The U.N. says most of those who died were civilians.

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Scandal Threatens Montana Democrat's Hold On U.S. Senate Seat

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

There are calls for Sen. John Walsh to drop out of the U.S. Senate race. Walsh is at the center of allegations that he plagiarized a good portion of his thesis while attending the Army War College.

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