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Jane Byrne Dies: No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City

Friday, November 14, 2014

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

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Comet Lander Sends Back Data, Settles In For A Potentially Long Nap

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mission Control re-established contact with the Philae lander today, but its bumpy landing left it in the shadow of a cliff — a bad spot when you're relying on solar power.

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

Friday, November 14, 2014

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

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Board Decision Revives Discussion About Religion In Public Schools

Friday, November 14, 2014

One of the largest public school systems in the U.S. dropped religious affiliations for holidays on its school calendar. The decision represents a classic church and state battle.

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After Catalonia's Independence Vote, An 'Homage' To George Orwell

Friday, November 14, 2014

This week Spain's northeast region voted in favor of independence. But the results weren't recognized by the Spanish government. The situation reminds poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips of a favorite book.

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Court Rejects Challenge To Obamacare Rules On Contraceptives

Friday, November 14, 2014

At issue were regulations to accommodate religious nonprofits that object to including birth control in their health insurance plans. Catholic groups said the regulations don't go far enough.

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How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rotavirus kills more than a half-million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.

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HealthCare.gov Head Says Site Is Tested And 'Ready To Go'

Friday, November 14, 2014

Open enrollment in Obamacare resumes Saturday. While no one expects a repeat of last year's disastrous launch, millions of people will be trying to renew coverage or sign up for the first time.

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WATCH: Orphaned Sea Otter Pup Has Snack, Playtime

Friday, November 14, 2014

Found in late September along the California coast, "Pup 681" spent a month at the Monterey Aquarium before being transferred to her new home at the Shedd in Chicago.

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Victims Of Online Threats Say Perpetrators Aren't Being Caught

Friday, November 14, 2014

Women who turn to law enforcement for help are often frustrated that authorities aren't doing enough. Police say tracing the culprits can be a complicated and time-consuming process.

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Why These Kids Love Kale

Friday, November 14, 2014

With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.

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More Squash, Less Bacon: Calculating Your Real-Life Heart Risk

Friday, November 14, 2014

There are lots of cardiovascular risk calculators, but they usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. This one wants to know if you play tennis. And if you like bacon.

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Sweden Confirms Foreign Sub Snooped In Its Waters

Friday, November 14, 2014

The intrusion occurred last month. Although defense analysts have said Russia is the likely culprit, Swedish authorities say it's "impossible" to say whose submarine it was.

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Satirists Go Serious in 'Foxcatcher' And 'Rosewater' — And It Works

Friday, November 14, 2014

NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews two serious films based on real-life events — Foxcatcher, which stars comedian Steve Carrell, and Rosewater, directed by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.

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Missing Lynx? Search Continues For Mystery French Feline

Friday, November 14, 2014

The animal, which was spotted Thursday, was initially thought to be a tiger. Officials now say it's not, but they aren't sure what it is. One theory is that it's a lynx.

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NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Friday, November 14, 2014

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

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'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

Friday, November 14, 2014

As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.

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Drugmaker In India's Sterilization Deaths Arrested

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thirteen women are dead and dozens sick after the Nov. 8 procedures at a state-run hospital in central India. The doctor who performed the procedures was arrested Wednesday.

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Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

Friday, November 14, 2014

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.

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