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Turkey Pressed To Intervene In Border Town's Fight Against ISIS

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

Kobania, a Syrian border town, is being assaulted by militants from the self-described Islamic State. Turkey, with tanks and troops massed a short distance away, is being pressured to step in.

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Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won't Work

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:01am

The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.

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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:19am

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

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Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:17am

Women are everywhere in sports — coaches, executives, athletes and reporters. Commentator Frank Deford wonders why there's still low viewership for women's sports on TV.

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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:16am

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

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On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:15am

Fifty years ago, a New York musician and his lawyer friend started a small record label that would become a global brand, taking salsa music from New York clubs to the rest of the world.

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In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:14am

Marilynne Robinson's fourth novel is a prequel to 2004's Gilead: That book told the Rev. John Ames' family story and this book tells the story of his wife.

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