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U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

Monday, October 13, 2014

As the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes on areas east and south of Kobani in Syria, new reports emerged about Turkey's role in supporting the fight against ISIS.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.

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Striking Mosaic Found In Greek Tomb Dates From 4th Century B.C.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.

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Cyclone Hudhud Blasts India With Winds Topping 120 MPH

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cyclone Hudhud is being blamed for several deaths after it struck the port city of Visakhapatnam (often called Vizag), destroying shops and snapping power lines along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

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In St. Louis, A Rally And Protests Over Police Shootings

Sunday, October 12, 2014

More than 1,000 people hit the city's streets to protest the recent killing of young black men by police. While much of the event has been peaceful, some arrests took place last night.

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CDC Cites 'Breach' In Ebola Protocol As Second Texas Case Emerges

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The worker, who helped care for the first patient to die from the Ebola virus in the U.S., reported a low fever Friday night. She is in stable condition; tests confirmed she has Ebola Sunday.

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The Empire Strikes Back: The Fan-Made Version

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A follow-up to 2010 Emmy-winner Star Wars Uncut, the film is a pastiche of live action, stop-motion and animation that shows both the contributors' talents and their passion for the original.

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New Hepatitis C Pill Promises Faster Treatment, At A Higher Cost

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The new product brings several advances, but it also has a steep price tag, reported at $1,125 per tablet. Its maker reported billions in sales of a related drug approved last year.

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Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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Ebola Deaths Top 4,000; Screening Begins At New York's JFK Airport

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The screening procedure will include passengers having their temperature taken with non-contact thermometers and answering questions to determine their potential exposure.

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Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.

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WATCH: The Most Charming Thing On The Internet Today

Friday, October 10, 2014

The New York Times invited six second-graders to eat at the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel. The result is the most charming thing on the Internet today.

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Book News: Get To Know Patrick Modiano, The Newly Minted Nobel Laureate

Friday, October 10, 2014

The French novelist may enjoy a vast audience in his own country, but for most English-only speakers, Modiano is still a mystery. Read a few profiles of the man — and excerpts of his actual writing.

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Literature Nobel Goes to French Novelist Patrick Modiano

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

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Book News: Bob Dylan's Lyrics Get Their Own Book — And It's Massive

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The 1,034-page collection sets out to annotate, illustrate and track the changes of Dylan's myriad songs. Also, after a decade on trial, Superman won't be reaching the Supreme Court.

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Singer Morrissey Says He Has Had Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

"I have had four cancer-scrapings, but so what. If I die, I die," the English musician and former leader of The Smiths wrote in an email interview with a Spanish-language newspaper.

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In Gay Marriage's New Landscape, Glee, Confusion And Resistance

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Same-sex couples are getting married in Utah and other states one day after the Supreme Court let stand rulings that overturned bans on gay marriage. But couples have been turned away in Kansas.

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Book News: Agatha Christie And The Secret Of The Lost Lockbox Jewels

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Long hidden in a common trunk, Christie's family jewelry is now heading to auction. And the day's secrets don't end there: J.K. Rowling also stirred Twitter with a cryptic hint about her new book.

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5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

Monday, October 06, 2014

As times got tough, America's less-wealthy citizens grew more generous, according to a new study. But people making at least $200,000 a year cut the portion of their incomes they gave to charity.

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