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Marco Merino: Deported

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

Marco Merino was brought to the U.S. when he was five months old. He was deported back to Chile nearly 30 years later.

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Border Challengers

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:23pm

Most people pass through the country's border checkpoints by answering standard questions about their citizenship. But lately, citing the Fifth Amendment, some have refused to answer.

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Labor Secretary Eyed As White House Searches To Replace Attorney General

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:09pm

The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Tom Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella's Remarks Add To Tech's Sexism Problem

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:36pm

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.

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Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:27pm

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.

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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:08pm

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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In 'Whiplash,' A Young Drummer Plays Till He Bleeds

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

Director Damien Chazelle's second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a high-powered music school. The movie ties you into knots: The fear of failure is omnipresent. So is the jazz vibe.

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Inconsistent Memories Are Revisited In 'The Affair,' A Captivating New Drama

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:06pm

The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.

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Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:36pm

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.

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32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don't Need To Fear

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:41am

Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Lowlands

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:00am

From shipyards and farmlands to mills and mining villages, the Scottish Lowlands have been a hive of activity for centuries. Tour the musical landscape with Archie Fisher, Deaf Shepherd, and more.

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The Death of a Dictator

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

An Iraqi medical doctor was arrested and tortured by Saddam Hussein's regime. Then he got a call from the Americans saying, "We've got Saddam."

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Joshie and the Chocolate Factory - Live in Ann Arbor

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

The only thing standing between a boy and his chocolate dream is "Comrade Grannie." Josh Healey performs his story for Snap Live! at Ann Arbor's Power Center.

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Rifle Shot

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

A soldier fires the last shot from his rifle, and hears the consequences years later.

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The Higher Ups

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:31am

Glynn is mired in a time warp of bureaucracy, and his escape route takes him right into conflict with the chain of command.

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Benny Green On Piano Jazz

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:15am

The pianist brings his swinging style and musical sensitivity to tunes such as "What Are You Doing With The Rest Of Your Life?" and "You Make Me Feel So Young" in a 2003 session.

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Ebola Joke Triggers Passenger's Removal From US Airways Flight

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:58am

The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."

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Typhoon Vongfong Bears Down On Japan

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:03am

The storm, briefly classified a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100 mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.

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