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Souls Tumbling In The Light

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Every fall, birds head south and, around Sept. 11, New York sends two beams into the sky. When birds and lights collide, that could mean trouble — but New York is surprisingly gentle.

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Suicides Rise In Middle-Aged Men, And Older Men Remain At Risk

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Researchers don't know why middle-aged men are increasingly likely to kill themselves. But they say it shows that efforts to reduce the toll of suicide should be focused on men.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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A New Brand Of Paul Gains Support In Iowa

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.

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Freight Delays Causing Great Pain Across Plains

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grain elevators, auto manufacturers and Amtrak passengers are still facing lengthy delays on rails, as freight train congestion continues to be a drag on the economy all across the country.

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Airline Social Media 'Command Centers' Direct Complaint Traffic

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Southwest Airlines has joined a growing number of airlines that are hiring social media "first responders" to help with customer relations.

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Women Who Eat Fish Twice Weekly Cut Their Risk Of Hearing Loss

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Something as simple as eating fish can help lower the risk of hearing loss, researchers say. All types of fish helped. And since many people don't eat fish at all, there's an opportunity here.

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'Ask The White Guy' About The Hawks

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson's email about the diversity of the team's fans could end his run in the NBA. But were his comments really out of bounds?

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The Comeback Of The Endangered Colorado Orange, An Apple

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Colorado Orange is no orange; it is an apple, with a unique texture and citrus taste. There's a new effort to bring it and other endangered Colorado apples back from the brink of extinction.

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Heavier Teen Pot Smoking Linked To Problems In Young Adults

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Daily smokers are less likely to graduate from high school or college and are at higher risk of suicide, according to an analysis of three long-term studies of teenagers in Australia and New Zealand.

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Detroit Agrees To Lease Water System To Neighboring Counties

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As Detroit struggles to emerge from bankruptcy, the city reaches a historic deal. After years of acrimony, the city and its suburbs have a tentative deal to share control of Detroit's water system.

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Apple Pay Wants To Be Your Mobile Wallet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At a product event on Tuesday, Apple announced a mobile payment system called Apple Pay. CEO Tim Cook says that Apple Pay will provide a secure way to make transactions using one of Apple's devices.

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Ferguson's Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The council in the Missouri town met Tuesday for the first time since the shooting of Michael Brown. A plan introduced would address one source of tension: heavy collection of court fines and fees.

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Built In Better Times, University Labs Now Lack Research Funding

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

When the National Institutes of Health budget doubled, some schools scrambled to build new laboratory buildings. But the funding has declined, leaving institutions struggling to pay for the buildings.

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Ray Rice Video Sets Off Barrage Of Conversations

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The assault by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on his then-fiancee was public knowledge. But a new video released by TMZ grabbed the public's attention.

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Obama To Push Military Campaign Against Islamic State Militants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.

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Veterans' Care Emerges As A Key, Bipartisan Issue In Campaign Ads

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"We don't see foreign policy events, the crisis in the Middle East, even border security here at home appearing in campaign ads to nearly the same degree," says one political ad expert.

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The National Anthem, And The National Pastime

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

This Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key's penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner." As commentator Frank Deford explains, baseball and the national anthem go way back.

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New York Says It's Time To Flip The Switch On Its Power Grid

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Officials want to overhaul the state's energy grid. Experts say the plan would help utilities withstand severe weather events, but it would also require a massive re-engineering of the power system.

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.

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