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Pistorius Could Still Compete For S. Africa In Olympics

September 15, 2014 - 8:50am

Despite a conviction for culpable homicide and the looming possibility of a jail term, Oscar Pistorius would be free to compete, says the head of South Africa's Olympic committee.

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Top Stories: International Summit On ISIS; New Ukraine Fighting

September 15, 2014 - 8:30am

Also: new wildfires destroy homes in California; Sweden votes in a new government; and a contestant from New York wins the Miss America title for the third year in a row.

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Renewed Fighting Threatens Truce In Eastern Ukraine

September 15, 2014 - 8:16am

Pro-Russia separatists who control the city of Donetsk appear to have launched a push to take the city's airport, still defended by Kiev's forces.

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Book News: Oscar Pistorius To Write A Memoir, His Agent Says

September 15, 2014 - 7:38am

Also: writers ask Amazon's board to end battle with Hachette; notable books coming out this week.

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Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

September 15, 2014 - 6:57am

Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.

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Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

September 15, 2014 - 6:38am

The autofill feature on Facebook substitutes the words grandma and grandpa with the name of hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash.

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SWAT Team Startles Gamer

September 15, 2014 - 6:29am

Colorado authorities say people in multiple locations were playing a computer game. One player apparently made a fake 911 call, summoning police to a bogus shooting.

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Covering Up With The Hijab May Aid Women's Body Image

September 15, 2014 - 6:00am

A few studies have found that modest clothing is connected with a healthier body image. So a British psychologist looked at whether the hijab protected women against the pressure to be thin.

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Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The Smithsonian Institution has asked volunteers to transcribe handwritten material from its vast collection. We meet a couple of the transcribers and hear what they've been working on.

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Controversial Mexican Musician Temporarily Retires From Drug Ballads

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Alfredo Rios, aka El Komander, is the Jay Z of Mexican drug balladeers. He says government pressure, in the form of fines and banned or canceled concerts, is forcing him to think about retirement.

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Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.

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More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.

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Beijing Hosts Race Debut Of All-Electric Cars

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.

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Can Looking At Food Photos Make You Feel Full?

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

We know that eating food fills us up. But research indicates looking at photos of food might have the same effect.

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Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.

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How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

September 12, 2014 - 8:35am

As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.

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How Do Simple Questions Lead To Big Discoveries?

September 12, 2014 - 8:35am

Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage talks about three people who inspired him to be curious: his dad, a former Earth-science teacher, and physicist Richard Feynman.

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How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

September 12, 2014 - 8:35am

Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.

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Why Did A Hollywood Film Director Journey To The Bottom Of The Ocean?

September 12, 2014 - 8:35am

Director James Cameron's blockbuster films create unreal worlds. He reveals his childhood fascinations and how they fueled the passion behind his movies.

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Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

September 12, 2014 - 8:35am

Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.

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