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In Missouri, A Tale Of Two Fergusons

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The argument over how race plays a role in the interaction between police and residents of color has flared in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's surprising to some of the small city's white residents who say the depiction of Ferguson is all wrong.

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New Details Revealed In University Of North Carolina Academic Scandal

Thursday, October 23, 2014

At one of the most prestigious state universities in the country, there's new detail on a very dark chapter. An independent investigation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals new details of a long running scandal that involved thousands of students, phony classes and bogus grades.

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to companies marketing products claimed to be cures for Ebola. One firm says it will drop such claims โ€” but it's still selling the product.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is it struggling?

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.

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Die-Hard And Fair-Weather Fans Alike Have A Case Of Royals Fever

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night, tying up the World Series. And most Royals fans, are feeling pretty good this October. They're amazed to see their team play baseball at all this post-season, and to even have a spot in the World Series.

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What The New Factory Worker Should Know

Thursday, October 23, 2014

In previous generations, manufacturing jobs were dirty, dangerous and low-skill. The new factory jobs are almost all clean, require increasingly higher skills and take very few people to do them.

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No Mere Merry-Go-Round: Ohio Carousel Maker Carves From Scratch

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

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Broadcaster Luther Masingill Was A Fixture In Chattanooga

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Broadcaster Luther Masingill was on the air during the Pearl Harbor attack as well as the Sept. 11 attacks. When he died this week at age 92, he'd been working at the same radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., for more than seven decades. Audie Cornish talks about Masingill's legendary radio career with his morning show co-host, James Howard.

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Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Officers use "Stingrays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. The federal government and police have kept such devices under wraps for years.

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'Curse Of The Shuttlecocks' Haunts Kansas City's Teams

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ever since the giant Shuttlecocks art exhibit was installed in the 1990s, Kansas City professional sports teams haven't been able to win a national championship. And there are some who believe the exhibit is to blame.

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A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors โ€” yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

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Weekly Innovation: An Umbrella For The Modern Age

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The developers of the Sa say it's almost impossible to blow inside out. Based on origami, the umbrella's design replaces the metal skeleton with two canopies that expand and retract in unison.

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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year.

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