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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 Space Probe Rendezvous With Comet

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

After a 10-year chase, a European spacecraft has caught up with a comet. The Rosetta spacecraft will spend the next year or two traveling with the comet on its journey around the Sun.

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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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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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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 Democrats 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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Nigeria's Turmoil Fails To Deter Interest From Investors

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

Tony Elumelu is a Nigerian business mogul and self described Africapitalist. As African Leaders meet in Washington, Elumelu talks to Steve Inskeep about the importance of entrepreneurs to Africa.

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Summit Focuses Investors On Africa's Energy Opportunities

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

The U.S., World Bank and private companies are announcing billions of dollars in investment in Africa. President Obama says the U.S. wants to be a good partner with Africa.

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Missouri Farm Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer

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

The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right to farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.

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