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Hamas, Israel Reach Long-Term Cease-Fire Deal

August 26, 2014 - 10:26am

The deal was brokered in Egypt after almost two months of intense fighting that has killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and injured almost 11,000.

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Leaders Of Russia, Ukraine Meet To Discuss Conflict

August 26, 2014 - 8:10am

The hope is that the talks between Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko lead to a cease-fire between Ukraine and separatists in the eastern part of the country.

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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

August 26, 2014 - 8:03am

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

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Reports: U.S. Authorizes Surveillance Flights Over Syria

August 26, 2014 - 6:46am

The flights are intended to collect intelligence on Islamic State militants and could be a precursor to military strikes inside of Syria.

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Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault

August 26, 2014 - 4:59am

More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

August 26, 2014 - 3:44am

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

August 26, 2014 - 3:42am

The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

August 26, 2014 - 3:40am

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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China's 'Great Wall' Takes A Hit At U.S. Heavyweight Boxing

August 26, 2014 - 3:38am

At 6 feet 11 and 285 pounds, Taishan Dong hopes to be the next big heavyweight fighter in a boxing class that's hurting for stars.

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Probe: No Proof VA Delays Caused Phoenix Veterans To Die

August 26, 2014 - 3:24am

Revelations that 40 veterans died while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA hospital rocked the agency, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.

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'Breaking Bad' Wins Its Final Emmy Award

August 25, 2014 - 11:23pm

Nearly a year after wrapping up, the AMC drama Breaking Bad and its star Bryan Cranston have two more nice going-away presents: Emmys for best drama and actor in a drama.

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The List Of Emmy Winners

August 25, 2014 - 11:09pm

The list of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Could A 2-Year-Old Boy Be 'Patient Zero' For The Ebola Outbreak?

August 25, 2014 - 6:29pm

Scientists now think the entire outbreak in West Africa was triggered by one person and then the virus took off from there. Early signs pointed to a little boy in southern Guinea.

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Turnitin And The Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software

August 25, 2014 - 5:39pm

One company and its algorithms are changing the way America's schools handle classroom ethics.

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Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden

August 25, 2014 - 5:07pm

Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."

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In Hostage Negotiation, Qatar Plays Middleman To Prove Its Worth

August 25, 2014 - 5:00pm

The small, gas-rich Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar played a key role in freeing U.S. hostage Peter Theo Curtis after nearly two years in Syria.

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Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing

August 25, 2014 - 4:42pm

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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Liberia's President Apologizes To The Mother Of A Slain Teenager

August 25, 2014 - 4:34pm

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf came to the poor neighborhood of West Point today. She talked with residents, handed out cash and apologized to the mother of a 15-year-old killed during last week's protests.

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In Latest Calif. Earthquake, Shake Alert Tests Its Legs

August 25, 2014 - 4:06pm

Before the earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., an earthquake early warning system blared an alarm 10 seconds early. Doug Given, the Earthquake Early Warning coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, tells Melissa Block about the system that he's helped to institute.

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More Than 2,000 Mourners Gather To Lay Michael Brown To Rest

August 25, 2014 - 4:06pm

Funeral services were held Monday for Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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