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Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

August 19, 2014 - 10:48am

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.

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Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

August 19, 2014 - 9:47am

The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.

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Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

August 19, 2014 - 8:33am

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flareups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.

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Israel, Palestinians Resume Indirect Talks In Cairo

August 19, 2014 - 8:33am

The move comes after their cease-fire was extended for another 24 hours. It's unclear if the extra time will allow an agreement to stop the Gaza conflict that has killed more than 2,000 people.

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Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

August 19, 2014 - 8:09am

Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.

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Europe's Latest Grassroots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

August 19, 2014 - 8:09am

Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.

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Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

August 19, 2014 - 7:24am

While early reports Tuesday quoted police saying that 31 people had been arrested last night, NBC News says it has more recent data showing 78 arrests.

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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

August 19, 2014 - 5:00am

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

August 19, 2014 - 3:42am

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

August 19, 2014 - 3:38am

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

August 19, 2014 - 3:36am

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

August 19, 2014 - 3:34am

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

August 19, 2014 - 1:53am

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy.

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