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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:17:35 -0400 
    The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.


EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400 
    The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.


Parsing The Rulebook To A Police Officer's Use Of Force 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400 
    More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?


Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400 
    The bread that Jules and Helen Rabin have made in their fieldstone oven for four decades has a cult following in central Vermont. But this may be the last summer they sell it at the farmers market.


Spiderman, Batman And Elmo Team Up To Fight Times Square Restrictions 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:51:25 -0400 
    Times Square performers, who often don characters' costumes, have been a New York City staple for years, exchanging photos for tips. Lately, though, city officials have said tipping the performers is optional, and the city council is pushing for all performers to be licensed. The performers have responded with an announcement that they're organizing for collective action.


Same-Sex Marriages On Hold In Virginia After Supreme Court Weighs In 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:35:00 -0400 
    The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked an appeals court ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin in Virginia tomorrow.


Why Vegetables Get Freakish In The Land Of The Midnight Sun 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:56 -0400 
    Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.


President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly' 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:17:00 -0400 
    The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday.


Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:56:00 -0400 
    Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response have strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.


What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:23:00 -0400 
    There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.


A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:12:00 -0400 
    Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.


If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:03:00 -0400 
    Suppose two Chinese parents get on an Australian airplane and, while flying over U.S. territory, they have a baby on the plane. Can that baby be an American citizen?


Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:06:00 -0400 
    Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.


Two Miles From Protests, Residents Want Calm To Return To Ferguson 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:06:00 -0400 
    If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.


With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again 
  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:36:00 -0400 
    President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:17:35 -0400
EPA Wades Into Water Fight With Farmers  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400
Parsing The Rulebook To A Police Officer's Use Of Force  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:15 -0400
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Obama: Foley video shocks the world  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:40:26 GMT
Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:32:17 GMT
Attorney General arrives in Ferguson  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:06:51 GMT
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