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Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

8 hours 53 min ago

Residents of the capital's West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.

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Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

10 hours 26 min ago

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.

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Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief Targeted

10 hours 27 min ago

Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.

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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

11 hours 25 sec ago

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

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Top Stories: Militants Purportedly Kill Journalist; Ferguson Latest

11 hours 3 min ago

Also: Huge protests in Pakistan call on the Prime Minister to resign; landslides in Hiroshima kill many people; and North Korea insults Secretary of State John Kerry's "lantern jaw".

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A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests

11 hours 11 min ago

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.

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Book News: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Memoir To Be Published

12 hours 32 min ago

Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the "Lioness of Iran," has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.

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Video Purports To Show Beheading Of U.S. Journalist By Militants

12 hours 52 min ago

The FBI is evaluating a video posted online Tuesday that purports to show the execution of journalist James Foley. The American had been abducted while working in Syria in 2012.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

13 hours 6 min ago

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

13 hours 6 min ago

Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

13 hours 20 min ago

Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?

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The Depths Of Memory And Pain In 'Ancient Oceans'

13 hours 20 min ago

David Connerley Nahm's debut, Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky, is full of what critic Michael Schaub calls "anti-nostalgia," the pain of intrusive memories that come when you're least prepared.

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Missing: Bag Of Money Left On Roof Of Armored Car

13 hours 21 min ago

The vehicle in Atlantic City, N.J., pulled off with $21,000 on its roof. The cash-strapped Revel casino, which is closing its doors, hopes someone finds the money.

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Hello Kitty Joins The Space Race

15 hours 25 sec ago

Japan's favorite mouthless feline is currently orbiting the earth on a government-funded space mission. The Hello Kitty Project is part of a push to promote Japan's high-tech industry.

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Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image

15 hours 16 min ago

An all African-American Little League team from Chicago is drawing lots of attention and making a big impression. It's been 31 years since an all-black team made it into the Little League World Series.

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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

15 hours 16 min ago

Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on consumer experience — food, music and fitness activities.

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Attacks Resume, Gaza Cease-Fire Ends

15 hours 16 min ago

Israel has resumed targeting "terror sites" across the Gaza Strip after renewed rocket attacks on the Jewish state. The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo between Israel and the Palestinians to stop the fighting between the two sides.

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American Doctors Travel To Sierra Leone To Help Fight Ebola Outbreak

15 hours 16 min ago

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia is an expert on infectious diseases at Boston University. She's going to Sierra Leone with two other doctors to help care for Ebola patients and learn more about the outbreak.

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The Last Word In Business

15 hours 16 min ago

David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.

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Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

15 hours 16 min ago

David Greene talks to John Ourand, media reporter for the "Sports Business Journal," about the business of "Johnny Football." That's the nickname for Johnny Manziel, the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, whose bad behavior is getting a lot attention.

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