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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.

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Washington Keeps A Keen Eye On Senate Races

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

With just a little more than three weeks left until midterm elections, political analysts believe the Republicans have a good chance of winning enough seats to take over the Senate from Democrats.

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Protesters Converge On St. Louis To Remember Brown's Death

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

Demonstrators marked the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The unarmed black man was shot by a white police officer, who's awaiting word on a possible indictment by a grand jury.

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FX Show 'Archer' To Drop ISIS Name

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The rise of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has made it difficult for organizations and companies to carry the burden of a moniker now associated with the Islamist militant group.

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'Breach In Protocol" Suspected In 2nd Texas Ebola Case

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. has led to the first transmission of Ebola from one person to another in this country. It happened in Dallas where Thomas Duncan was being treated.

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:25am

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:24am

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:24am

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:22am

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.

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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:21am

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.

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In Hopes Of Fixing Faulty Genes, One Scientist Starts With The Basics

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:20am

Jennifer Doudna used to worry her science wasn't doing anything important. Then some basic research led her team to a discovery that could one day be crucial in healing some genetic diseases.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:19am

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:34am

Federal judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages. The late Sunday afternoon decision caught many people off guard.

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First Listen: 'Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

The Red Hot Organization pays tribute to an inimitable character on a double-length tribute, with help from Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Hot Chip, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange, Scissor Sisters and more.

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First Listen: Thurston Moore, 'The Best Day'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

In the wake of Sonic Youth's collapse, Moore's new solo album is almost calming in its familiarity, particularly as it recalls a minor-key update of SY's well-loved late-'90s salvo A Thousand Leaves.

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First Listen: Horse Feathers, 'So It Is With Us'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

The chamber-folk band's fifth album feels unerringly graceful — a quality that transcends tempo and tone, infusing every song with enough beauty to overwhelm sadness.

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First Listen: Neil Diamond, 'Melody Road'

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:03pm

On his new album, the singer returns to grand arrangements that support his pungent wit and unwavering emotionalism. It's a warm and spirited outing throughout.

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Hong Kong Police Clear Some Protest Barricades

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 7:58pm

The police removed barricades marking off areas that pro-democracy protesters have been occupying for two week. A police statement said it was an attempt to ease congestion, not to remove protesters.

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