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Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

55 min 29 sec ago

The FTC hit several companies for deceptive advertising, after claims that leggings and other items were infused with microcapsules of caffeine. The only thing that gets slimmer is your wallet.

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Cologne Gives Suspect Away To Police K-9 Unit

1 hour 2 min ago

Police near Albany, N.Y., lost an ex-con in a high speed chase. In the end, vanity — as well as a K-9 unit was his undoing. It was dark, but a strong scent wafted through the morning air.

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Millennial Jews Embrace Keeping Kosher

1 hour 13 min ago

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher. That's almost twice the rate of their baby boomer parents.

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GOP Candidate In Michigan's U.S. Senate Race Avoids Media

2 hours 47 min ago

Michigan has an open seat because Democrat Carl Levin is retiring. GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is running a low-key campaign. Democratic Rep. Gary Peters leads in polls, but the race is close.

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Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

2 hours 47 min ago

Lawmakers will question Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on how a man was able to jump the White House fence, cross the lawn and get into the White House before being stopped by agents.

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Tenn. Detention Facility Explores How To Control Rough Teens

2 hours 47 min ago

A youth detention center in Nashville is making news because of riots and breakouts. Advocates point to Missouri as an exemplary model. There, the atmosphere can feel more like summer camp than jail.

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Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Independence Vote

2 hours 47 min ago

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to hold an independence vote. But Spain's highest court has blocked a vote planned for November — making it illegal to continue organizing the referendum.

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China Sentences Professor Accused A Separatist Activities

2 hours 47 min ago

China sentenced Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the mostly Muslim minority Uighers, to life in prison after a closed-door trial. His daughter, Jewher Ilham, who lives in Indiana, talks to Steve Inskeep.

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Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

2 hours 47 min ago

The civil disobedience movement has set an Oct. 1 deadline for the city's unpopular chief executive to meet their demands for democracy. The also want him to step down as leader of Hong Kong.

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Certain English Errors May Decipher Clues To Dying Languages

2 hours 47 min ago

Linguists try to understand the nuances of languages, and how they relate to one another. A computer scientist says the English mistakes of non-native speakers can reveal something about languages.

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U.S. Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt After Debt Default

2 hours 47 min ago

It has been nearly 2 months since Argentina defaulted on its debt. And now a judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt for proceeding with plans to pay some of its bondholders, but not others.

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More Single Women Experiencing Economic, Social Independence

2 hours 47 min ago

There are now more single people in the U.S. than married. Audie Cornish talks to Rebecca Traister, a senior editor at The New Republic, who is working on a book about unmarried women.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

2 hours 50 min ago

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

2 hours 50 min ago

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process, while avoiding the traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: "I'm A Doctor. So We Can't Run Away"

2 hours 50 min ago

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.

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Swedish Scientists Sneak Dylan Lyrics Into Published Papers

September 29, 2014 - 7:04am

It began 17 years ago when two of the scientists wrote an article about intestinal gas. They named it: "Nitric Oxide and Inflammation. The answer is "Blowing in the Wind."

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Bear Inspires Runner To Qualify For State Meet

September 29, 2014 - 6:55am

High school athletes were running a cross country meet in Alaska when some encountered a bear. The meet was disrupted, but Taylee Nyquist ran well. She tells KRBD, she ran like a bear was chasing her.

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'Equalizer' Devotes Time To Character Development, Graphic Violence

September 29, 2014 - 5:12am

When Denzel Washington and director Anton Fuqua collaborated on 2001's Training Day, the film won Washington an Oscar and changed the trajectory of his career. They're together again in The Equalizer.

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Aleppo Residents Trapped Between Syrian Forces And ISIS Militants

September 29, 2014 - 4:48am

For a view of the U.S. led airstrikes on Islamic State militants from the ground, Audie Cornish talks with Zaina Erhaim, project coordinator for the Syrian Institute for War and Peace Reporting.

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Politics In The News

September 29, 2014 - 4:48am

House Speaker John Boehner told ABC's "This Week" that he may bring Congress back for a special session if necessary to give President Obama the authority to wage a full-out fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. That session could also include confirmation hearings on a successor to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday.

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