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Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch

September 17, 2014 - 12:47pm

Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.

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After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow

September 17, 2014 - 11:44am

The "moderate" opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple of years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed.

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From Quebec To Kashmir, Separatists Watch Scotland Vote

September 17, 2014 - 11:19am

Scotland's referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.

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Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality

September 17, 2014 - 11:13am

Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.

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3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

September 17, 2014 - 11:12am

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

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Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

September 17, 2014 - 9:47am

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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Who's Giving What: Nonprofits Step Up Anti-Ebola Efforts

September 17, 2014 - 9:40am

Nonprofits have an important role to play in fighting Ebola, Obama said yesterday. Indeed, they are now donating millions, dispatching doctors and sending over critical supplies.

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Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

September 17, 2014 - 9:06am

The president said U.S. airstrikes, combined with military expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

September 17, 2014 - 9:01am

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

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