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FBI Spoofs News Story To Send Spyware To Suspect

October 28, 2014 - 1:17pm

How did the FBI get a suspect to click on a link? It created a fake news story about the suspect. When he clicked, spyware glommed on to his computer.

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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

October 28, 2014 - 1:07pm

Despite being in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, Nicaragua remains relatively peaceful. Analysts credit its style of policing, which has rejected the iron fist policies of neighbors.

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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

Educators in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.

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A Helping Hand To High Achievers

October 28, 2014 - 12:31pm

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million over two years to help top students from poor families into college.

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

October 28, 2014 - 12:20pm

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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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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