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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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Tobacco Farmers Lose Longtime Safety Net

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

The last tobacco subsidy payments go to tobacco farmers at the end of this month. The government program was intended to help growers transition out of a Depression-era tobacco price-fixing system.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:23am

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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'The Heart Machine' Finds Subtlety In The Perils Of Online Dating

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:03am

Zachary Wigon's debut feature explores what happens when a man suspects that his long-distance girlfriend, whom he met online, might be living in the same city.

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In 'Force Majeure,' Society Crumbles Under An Avalanche

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:03am

The wickedly funny Swedish black comedy follows a family after its patriarch makes a selfish, split-second decision in a time of crisis.

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'Life Of Riley,' Alain Resnais' Final Film, Bids A Sunny Adieu

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:03am

The film, set in a series of make-believe gardens, follows three couples after they receive devastating news about a mutual friend.

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'Citizenfour' Follows The Snowden Story Without (Much) Grandstanding

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:03am

Documentarian Laura Poitras found herself deep inside the story of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and his revelations about surveillance.

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Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:48pm

Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.

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Criticized Over Missing Mexican Students, Governor Of Guerrero Will Step Down

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:41pm

Angel Aguirre had been under growing pressure to step down as the investigation of the student's disappearance dragged on.

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EU Leaders Agree To Cut Emissions By At Least 40 Percent

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:44pm

The president of the European Council said the agreement marked the "world's most ambitious" energy policy. Environmentalists worry it still falls short of what's needed to curb global warming.

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Deaths At US-Mexico Border Reach 15-Year Low

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:27pm

More immigrants are turning themselves into Border Patrol agents. And U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has increased its rescue efforts.

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Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:24pm

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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Second White House Fence Jumper Had Been Arrested Before

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:19pm

Dominic Adesanya, 23, has been charged with two misdemeanors. Adesanya was stopped on the White House lawn by two Secret Service dogs.

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Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:13pm

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.

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How Foodies Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:53pm

A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.

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Meet The Hero Dogs Of The Secret Service

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:42pm

The Secret Service is gladly highlighting its canine heroes, Hurricane and Jordan, after weeks of the drip, drip, drip of an agency in trouble.

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ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:29pm

Miami-Dade County has strict limits on where sex offenders can live — so strict many wind up living in outdoor encampments. Now the ACLU is challenging the law, which they say is harsh and arbitrary.

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An Answer For Americans Who Ask: What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:57pm

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.

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Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:49pm

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

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Why Do Ebola Mortality Rates Vary So Widely?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:39pm

How is it that Ebola mortality rates can be as high as 70 percent in some parts of the world, and as low as 30 percent in others? Robert Siegel talks with virologist Daniel Bausch.

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