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Despite Crackdowns, China's President Rides A Wave Of Popularity

August 25, 2014 - 11:14am

President Xi Jinping has suppressed Internet speech, imposed greater censorship and jailed critics. But his battle against corruption has made him broadly popular among ordinary Chinese.

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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

August 25, 2014 - 9:18am

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

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A Somber Show Of Support At Michael Brown's Funeral

August 25, 2014 - 7:49am

It's been two weeks since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. Large crowds are expected to attend Brown's funeral Monday; his dad asked for peace after weeks of protests.

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Ukraine Says Russian Military Vehicles Have Crossed Border

August 25, 2014 - 7:35am

One Ukrainian military commander told the BBC that pro-Russian rebels may be trying to open a new front in the conflict.

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America's Middle East Scorecard: Many Interventions, Few Successes

August 25, 2014 - 6:40am

U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone's control?

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British Embassy Apologizes For Humorous Tweet About Burning The White House

August 25, 2014 - 5:46am

The tweet joked about the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British. It unleashed many tweets from Americans who didn't think relations were special enough for that kind of ribbing.

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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

August 25, 2014 - 4:19am

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.

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At Michael Brown's Funeral, A Call For A Day Of Reckoning

August 25, 2014 - 2:49am

The shooting death of the 18-year-old sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. At his funeral, there was resignation but also a clarion call for change.

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As Ferguson Unraveled, The World Found A New Way Of Watching

August 25, 2014 - 12:46am

When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., live-streaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.

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Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

August 24, 2014 - 11:30pm

The disease that has claimed over 600 lives in Liberia and 1,400 across West Africa has had another tragic impact. People who've lost family members may find themselves shunned by friends and family.

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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

August 24, 2014 - 11:29pm

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.

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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?

August 24, 2014 - 11:28pm

A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

August 24, 2014 - 11:27pm

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers In Alzheimer's Research

August 24, 2014 - 11:25pm

By age 40, the brains of people with Down syndrome start to resemble those of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists hope to speed up Alzheimer's drug development by studying people with Down syndrome.

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Burger King In Talks To Buy Canada's Tim Hortons

August 24, 2014 - 9:15pm

The companies say Miami-based Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Ontario-based Tim Hortons Inc. would continue to operate as separate brands but would share corporate services.

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