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NCAA Moves To Appeal Judge's Ruling On Compensating Athletes

Monday, August 11, 2014

Current and former students had sued on antitrust grounds over the commercial use of their names and images. The NCAA says it will appeal โ€” a path that has brought it success in the past.

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New Leader Of Iraq Is Nominated, But Maliki Insists He'll Stay In Office

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on his nomination," the White House says.

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Protesters In St. Louis-Area Call For Accountability In Teen's Death

Monday, August 11, 2014

Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot by police on Saturday. Local and federal investigations are underway. "I do not want to be scared to have a son in America," one protester said.

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NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

Friday, August 08, 2014

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

Friday, August 08, 2014

A call to stop fast-tracking deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors comes from an unusual source: a judge who says the current practice could lead to many appeals.

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James Brady's Death Is Ruled A Homicide

Friday, August 08, 2014

His wounds were inflicted 33 years ago, but James Brady died from John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on President Reagan, according to Washington, D.C., police who cite a Virginia medical examiner's report.

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Book News: Hachette's Deal For Perseus Falls Through

Friday, August 08, 2014

Also: James Patterson pretends to be Jeff Bezos; journalist and author Jim Frederick has died.

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If A Monkey Takes A Photo, Who Owns The Copyright?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

In 2011, a macaque took over wildlife photographer David Slater's camera โ€” and took a striking image. Now Slater is clashing with Wikimedia over who owns it.

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Book News: Google, Barnes & Noble Team Up To Take On Amazon

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Also: Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein will complete Nora Ephron's unfinished screenplay for Lost in Austen; finalists for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year are announced.

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VIDEO: Man Didn't Mind The Gap, But Fellow Passengers Help Him Out

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Scores of train passengers in Australia united to help a man whose leg was stuck between the train and the platform. All of them pushing at once, they tilted the train and freed the man's leg.

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Book News: U.S. Appeals Court Slams 'Extortion' By Conan Doyle Estate

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Also: 5,000 new words have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary; Marie-Helene Bertino on failure.

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'Apparently' This Is The Funniest 5-Year-Old In America

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Noah Ritter's interview at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania is a wonder of stream-of-consciousness, heavily sprinkled with one word: "apparently."

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Spurs Hire NBA's First Female Full-Time Assistant Coach

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

"I'm just thrilled for the opportunity to coach these unbelievable athletes," WNBA star Becky Hammon says at a news conference announcing her hire by San Antonio.

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All Things Considered

In Quest To Harpoon A Comet, A Spacecraft Stalks Its Prey

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The European Rosetta mission arrives at its target comet Wednesday morning. In the coming months, its lander unit will harpoon the space rock.

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After A Decade, Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Nearly There

Monday, August 04, 2014

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission has taken the long way to reach Comet 67/P. Later this week, it will finally arrive.

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WATCH: Playful Lion Cub Scares The Daylights Out Of Dog

Monday, August 04, 2014

The viral video was filmed at a farm in South Africa that specializes in training animals to work in movies.

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Book News: U.K. Leader, Authors Spar Over Ban On Sending Books To Prisons

Monday, August 04, 2014

Also: the war diaries of Siegfried Sassoon have been digitized; notable books coming out this week.

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Lego Releases Female Scientists Set, May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

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Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The toxins' presence is blamed on algae from Lake Erie, sparking a water ban that has affected about half a million people since it was first announced this weekend.

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'It's So Terrible': Quake Reportedly Kills Hundreds In Southwest China

Sunday, August 03, 2014

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.

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