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To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

October 28, 2014 - 12:15pm

One man's quest for the perfect loaf took him to Paris, Berlin, California and Kansas. What he learned can't easily be captured in words. It's a feeling in your fingers that comes from experience.

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Obama: Ebola Policies Should Support Health Care Workers On Front Lines

October 28, 2014 - 11:52am

The U.S. policies, said Obama, should be crafted to avoid discouraging workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

October 28, 2014 - 10:55am

One Australian report estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. The government is considering a new 35-year plan to rescue the reef, but some say it falls short.

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Amber Vinson To Be Discharged After Testing 'Ebola-Free'

October 28, 2014 - 4:49am

The 29-year-old nurse, one of two who became infected while treating Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, will be released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta this afternoon.

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Planned Vote In Ukraine's Separatist East Gets Moscow's Blessing

October 28, 2014 - 4:01am

Luhansk and Donetsk, which have been under a shaky truce since early September, would participate in the vote, which Russia's foreign minister has said is "important to legitimize authorities there."

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Hawaii Lava Flow Less Than 100 Yards From Homes In Pahoa Village

October 28, 2014 - 3:18am

The flow, which began at Mount Kilauea in June, threatens to take out dozens of homes on the Big Island.

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Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

October 28, 2014 - 12:39am

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

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An Ebola Strategy Brings Good News To One Liberian Town

October 28, 2014 - 12:39am

The town of Foya has had no new cases in a month. Credit goes to a care center and an ongoing effort to calm fears and allow family members to communicate with patients — and view the dead.

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Facing The Islamic State Threat, Kurdish Fighters Unite

October 28, 2014 - 12:39am

Kurdish groups have often quarreled among themselves, or at least kept their distance. But Kurds from Iraq and Turkey have been fighting side by side in northern Iraq against the Islamic State.

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Behold The Entrenched — And Reviled — Annual Review

October 28, 2014 - 12:39am

Performance review season is nearing, and if you're like most people, there's no celebrating that. Studies show that 60 to 90 percent of employees dislike the ritual. So some firms are backing away.

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Ford Brothers Lose Toronto Mayor Race, Hold On To Council Seat

October 27, 2014 - 6:33pm

Unofficial results show John Tory beat Doug Ford 40-34 for mayor, a race Rob Ford abandoned after his cancer diagnosis. The latter Ford did keep the Ward 2 council seat his family has held since 2000.

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Bernard Mayes, NPR's First Chairman, Founder Of Suicide Hotline, Dies

October 27, 2014 - 4:52pm

Mayes was a true Renaissance man: He worked as an Anglican priest, a journalist, a radio executive, a university professor and the founder of the first suicide prevention hotline in the United States.

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Army Says Troops Coming Back From West Africa Will Face 'Controlled Monitoring'

October 27, 2014 - 3:15pm

The troops will be confined to a housing complex at their base in Italy for 21 days. The news comes just as the White House tried to convince New York and New Jersey to drop mandatory quarantines.

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In Photos: Last Of U.S., British Troops Leave Afghanistan's Helmand Province

October 27, 2014 - 1:52pm

Helmand saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the 13-year war. On Monday morning, the last of the American and British troops that shared the camp headed out on helicopters.

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Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

October 27, 2014 - 1:35pm

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a 2-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.

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Medical Journal To Governors: You're Wrong About Ebola Quarantine

October 27, 2014 - 1:26pm

Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo have called for mandatory quarantine for "high risk" individuals returning from Ebola-stricken countries. The New England Journal of Medicine begs to differ.

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What's More Embarrassing Than That Old Screen Name? Sharing It

October 27, 2014 - 1:14pm

Years ago, you spent hours dreaming up the perfect AOL Instant Messenger screen name. Many of you aren't so proud of your now-defunct handles today, but that didn't stop you from sharing them with us.

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CDC Chief Announces New Shift In Ebola Protocols

October 27, 2014 - 1:00pm

The new protocol announced by Dr. Tom Frieden on Monday stops short of the mandatory 21-day quarantines imposed by some states. Instead, it relies on individual assessment and close monitoring.

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New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

October 27, 2014 - 12:22pm

When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.

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Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

October 27, 2014 - 12:00pm

A 700-year-old caribou dropping from northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.

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