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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

August 15, 2014 - 8:03am

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

August 15, 2014 - 8:01am

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.

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When Snails Lose Their Way

August 15, 2014 - 7:03am

There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.

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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

August 15, 2014 - 5:00am

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

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Fleeing War And Finding Work

August 15, 2014 - 4:00am

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

August 15, 2014 - 3:31am

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

August 15, 2014 - 2:42am

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffet created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

August 15, 2014 - 2:42am

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

August 15, 2014 - 2:42am

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffet created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

August 14, 2014 - 10:57pm

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

August 14, 2014 - 10:35pm

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

August 14, 2014 - 8:29pm

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.

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Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

August 14, 2014 - 8:29pm

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.

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Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

August 14, 2014 - 8:05pm

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

August 14, 2014 - 8:05pm

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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MLB Owners Pick League's COO As New Commissioner

August 14, 2014 - 6:33pm

Rob Manfred, a labor lawyer who has worked for the league for 16 years, beat out Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. Current commissioner Bud Selig says he'll retire in January.

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A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

August 14, 2014 - 5:56pm

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.

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How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

August 14, 2014 - 5:41pm

Engineers have come up with an experimental technology that could make HIV prevention as easy as using a tampon. It's based on an ultrafine fabric that's thinner than a human hair.

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Heads Still Dry, Scientists Try New Approach With ALS

August 14, 2014 - 5:19pm

An international team of scientists is experimenting with a potential drug to block the production of a protein linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Attorney General Holder: Ferguson Scenes Cannot Continue

August 14, 2014 - 5:16pm

Eric Holder said federal investigators have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

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