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Ferguson Jury: No Charges For Officer In Michael Brown's Death

November 24, 2014 - 12:37pm

"No probable cause exists" to file any indictments against police officer Darren Wilson, St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch said Monday night.

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Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

November 24, 2014 - 12:35pm

A big shift has occurred over the past few years: Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?

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Sandwich Monday: The Thanksgiving Hot Durkey

November 24, 2014 - 12:20pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we make our own holiday turkey — out of hot dogs.

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

November 24, 2014 - 11:11am

If you're giving nonperishables to a food pantry this year, skip the sodium-packed soups and focus on nutrient-dense foods, hunger advocates say. Some of them may be cheaper, too.

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Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

November 24, 2014 - 10:01am

President Obama announced the defense secretary's resignation Monday morning. Chuck Hagel clashed with White House adviser Susan Rice on Syria policy, and he never made it into Obama's inner circle.

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The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

November 24, 2014 - 10:01am

More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gasoline isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.

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Hello Flowers, Bye-Bye Stray Dogs: Nepal Preps For South Asian Summit

November 24, 2014 - 9:16am

VIPs arrive in Katmandu tomorrow for the big event. The government is whitewashing buildings, sending beggars away and promising 24-hour power. But what happens when the summit ends?

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Israel's Cabinet OKs Controversial Nationality Measure

November 24, 2014 - 9:06am

The bill, which must be approved by Parliament, defines Israel as "the nation-state of the Jewish people." It has angered not only Israel's Arab citizens, but also members of the coalition government.

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Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine

November 24, 2014 - 9:01am

The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.

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Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

November 24, 2014 - 7:29am

Chuck Hagel's resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.

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'Ferguson Forward': Churchgoers Seek A New Normal

November 24, 2014 - 6:38am

Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Will Step Down, Once Successor Is Confirmed

November 24, 2014 - 6:30am

The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. "Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense," NPR's Tom Bowman says.

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With Long-Term Deal Elusive, Iran Nuclear Talks Are Extended

November 24, 2014 - 5:25am

The two sides had set a deadline of today to hammer out a deal, curbing Iran's nuclear programs. Instead, Western powers and Iran agreed to a second extension of talks.

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Investigation Begins Of Fatal Police Shooting Of 12-Year-Old

November 24, 2014 - 4:33am

A police officer fired on 12-year-old Tamir Rice because they mistook a replica gun for a real one. A family friend asked why police couldn't have used less lethal force.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

November 24, 2014 - 2:16am

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

November 24, 2014 - 12:42am

The Marine Corps has begun a yearlong experiment to decide whether women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

November 24, 2014 - 12:40am

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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Africa Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York

November 24, 2014 - 12:38am

Dr. Prabhjot Singh lives and works in Harlem, a neighborhood plagued by chronic disease. He thinks an African model of health care can help — training people in the community to be health educators.

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With Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Extension Begin In Iran Nuclear Talks

November 23, 2014 - 1:19pm

The two sides have been trying to hammer out a historic accord curbing Iran's nuclear programs, but with less than 24 hours before a self-imposed deadline, there is still no news of a deal.

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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

November 23, 2014 - 11:50am

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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