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Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

September 13, 2014 - 7:03am

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.

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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

September 13, 2014 - 5:48am

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.

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Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

September 13, 2014 - 5:40am

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.

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Tech Week: The Internet 'Slowdown' And Apple's New Crop

September 13, 2014 - 5:37am

In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.

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Retired Gen. Hayden Compares U.S. ISIS Strategy To 'Casual Sex'

September 12, 2014 - 8:15pm

"The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment," retired Gen. Michael Hayden told US News.

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Retired Gen. Hayden Compares U.S. ISIS Strategy To 'Casual Sex'

September 12, 2014 - 8:15pm

"The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment," retired Gen. Michael Hayden told US News.

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Vikings Star Peterson Indicted On Child Abuse Charges

September 12, 2014 - 7:08pm

The charges relate to reckless or negligent injury to his 11-year-old son, who was visiting the Minnesota Vikings running back in Texas in May.

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Vikings Star Peterson Indicted On Child Abuse Charges

September 12, 2014 - 7:08pm

The charges relate to reckless or negligent injury to his son, who was visiting the Minnesota Vikings running back in Texas in May.

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Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

September 12, 2014 - 5:47pm

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Opponents Spar In Court About Texas Clinics That Perform Abortions

September 12, 2014 - 5:47pm

Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.

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Atlanta Hawks GM Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence After Race Remarks

September 12, 2014 - 5:03pm

In June, Danny Ferry said veteran forward Luon Deng "has a little African in him ... he's like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back."

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Do Americans Support President Obama's ISIS Plan?

September 12, 2014 - 4:21pm

Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.

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How To Be A 21st Century 'Gentleman'

September 12, 2014 - 4:21pm

Men have expressed confusion about how to behave out in the dating world now that gender roles have shifted significantly. Do you open the door, pay for the date, pull out the chair?

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Zeus The Great Dane, World's Tallest Dog, Dies

September 12, 2014 - 3:50pm

His owner, Kevin Doorlag, told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus died last week of old age. He would have turned 6 in November. On his hind legs, Zeus was 7 feet, 4 inches tall.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

September 12, 2014 - 3:09pm

He says he is seeking treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will run in his place. Earlier this year, Rob Ford took time off from his job to seek help for substance abuse.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Withdraws Re-Election Bid

September 12, 2014 - 3:09pm

He says he is seeking treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will run in his place. Earlier this year, Rob Ford took time off from his job to seek help for substance abuse.

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Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

September 12, 2014 - 2:43pm

Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.

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Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

September 12, 2014 - 2:43pm

Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

September 12, 2014 - 2:31pm

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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Riding The 'Silver Dragon,' Surfers Tame China's 10-Foot River Waves

September 12, 2014 - 2:31pm

The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn Festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.

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