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Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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Training The Next Generation Of Doctors To Get LGBT Health Right

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. Med schools need to integrate LGBT health throughout training, a key group says.

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Why The KKK Is Reaching Out Beyond White Folks

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ku Klux Klan groups are diversifying their aims and marketing themselves to people of color. But these moves aren't new: The Klan has long tried to position itself as a mainstream civic organization.

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The Data You're OK Sharing And What You Don't Want Others To See

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

People consider their personal health information to be more sensitive than their religious views or purchasing habits, according to a survey on privacy by the Pew Research Center.

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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Comet Landing A Success: European Craft Makes 'Fairly Gentle Touchdown'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Millions of miles from Earth, the Philae robotic lander has settled on the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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The Jewish Divide Over Jerusalem's Most Sensitive Holy Site

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Israeli policy bars Jews from praying on the Temple Mount, the Jerusalem hilltop sacred to Jews and Muslims. But some rabbis and right-wing politicians are increasingly challenging the ban.

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Chicago Or Cleveland: Whose Teams Had More Downs Than Ups?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford ponders which city has had the worst luck in sports. It's hard to decide whether Cubs fans or Cleveland fans deserve the most sympathy for their years of cheering on futility.

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Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Carol Ann Susi died Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, according to her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas. Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom, Debbie, on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory.

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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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Chinese Shoppers Set Record For 'Singles Day' Shopping Spree

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.

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Tennis Players Are Getting Their First Servings Of Sabermetrics

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Players and managers in major team sports have leveraged sophisticated data analyses for years to improve game-time performance. Now one-on-one athletes are picking up Moneyball tactics, too.

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Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More than 1 million public school students in the U.S. don't have permanent homes. Most live doubled up with family or friends, but many live in motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds — even cars.

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Vet's Self-Cooling Prosthetic Could Help Amputees Beat The Heat

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

An Iraq war veteran has developed a better artificial leg with a cooling fan. Gary Walters says most prosthesis don't release heat, causing many amputees to stop wearing them.

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A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.

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Medicare Poised To Cover CT Scans To Screen For Lung Cancer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To qualify for coverage, patients would have to first meet with a doctor to talk through the pros and cons of scans, which involve a low-dose of radiation.

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Facebook Friends Ebola Relief; Google Searches For Donations

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Those who use two of the world's most popular websites can easily donate to charities working to stem Ebola's spread in West Africa. The money will help, but aid groups say awareness is important too.

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