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U.S. Stock Markets Tumble By Nearly 3 Percent As China Worries Renew

September 1, 2015 - 2:43pm

The Dow Jones index is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

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CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

September 1, 2015 - 2:38pm

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO had been fighting CNN's criteria for the September presidential candidates debate. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main event.

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Former Police Chief In S.C. Sentenced To House Arrest Over Unarmed Man's Death

September 1, 2015 - 2:13pm

More than a month after his second trial on murder charges ended in a mistrial, former Eutawville, S.C., police chief Richard Combs agreed to plead guilty to misconduct in office Tuesday.

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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

September 1, 2015 - 1:50pm

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."

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Mob Museum Unveils FIFA Corruption Exhibit

September 1, 2015 - 1:44pm

A new exhibit about FIFA's recent corruption is on display at the Las Vegas museum of contemporary organized crime.

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Tokyo 2020 Pulls Olympic Logo, Stung By Plagiarism Charges

September 1, 2015 - 1:08pm

Belgian designer Olivier Debie first complained about the logo soon after it was unveiled in July, saying it was too similar to one he created for a theater in 2011.

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Texas Strives To Lure Mental Health Providers To Rural Counties

September 1, 2015 - 1:07pm

About 3 million people in Texas don't have a mental health provider in their county. A new loan repayment program may not be enough to lure them to the state's rural areas.

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California Prisons To Limit Number Of Inmates In Solitary Confinement

September 1, 2015 - 12:47pm

Under a new settlement, state authorities will only send inmates to isolation if they commit new and serious crimes in prison, like murders or violent assaults. The move could have wide effects.

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How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

September 1, 2015 - 12:29pm

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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Taylor Swift Is Dreaming Of A Very White Africa

September 1, 2015 - 11:43am

The video for her new song, "Wildest Dreams," conjures up a colonial-era Africa of magnificent landscapes, beautiful animals — and virtually no black Africans.

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Illinois Police Officer Shot Dead; Manhunt Underway For 3 Suspects

September 1, 2015 - 11:14am

A Fox Lake County police officer was killed Tuesday morning in a suburb north of Chicago. Local and federal officers are searching for the suspected killers.

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Al-Shabab Militants Strike African Union Base In Somalia

September 1, 2015 - 10:54am

The peacekeeping group known as Amisom says the militants used a car loaded with explosives to force their way through the base gates. It was the second attack on a base this summer.

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An Unanswered Question About Iran's Nuclear Program

September 1, 2015 - 10:53am

Congress plans to address the Iranian nuclear deal this month. One unresolved issue: How much work might Iran have done previously on weaponizing its program?

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Denmark Might Be Winning The Global Race To Prevent Food Waste

September 1, 2015 - 9:41am

According to a recent report from the Danish government, Danes now throw away 25 percent less food than they did five years ago. Supermarkets are doing their part by selling older food at a discount.

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California's Prisons Will Change Solitary Confinement Rules

September 1, 2015 - 8:37am

The state is agreeing to stop placing inmates in solitary confinement solely because of a gang affiliation. The changes could move more than 1,500 inmates out of solitary.

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Are Statins Bad For Me? Personalized Medicine Can't Yet Say

September 1, 2015 - 8:22am

Statins made her feel wretched, so she took a DNA test to find out why. But even the doctor with the genetic testing company admits that the test doesn't tell you much more than you already know.

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