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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:32:58 -0400 
    Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:56:00 -0400 
    Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.

First Rule Of This Flight Club: You Must Be A Veteran 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:33:00 -0400 
    There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.

'More That Could Have Been Done' To Help Foley, His Brother Says 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:53:00 -0400 
    Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."

Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In 'Dangerous Intercept' 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:40:00 -0400 
    Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:11:00 -0400 
    Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks.

U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:49:48 -0400 
    The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, the Government Accountability Office says.

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:56:00 -0400 
    A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

Emotional Distress A Worry As Kids Go Back To School In Ferguson 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:56:00 -0400 
    One elementary school is less than a mile away from the protest zone where there have been nightly clashes with police. So for some kids, the first day of school might be more stressful than usual.

When Living Out Of A Car, It's Hard To Feel At Home 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:35:00 -0400 
    Kris Kalberer and her family lost their house in 2011. Now they live in their car. Kris says she feels guilty for not being able to fix this. But her teenage daughter Erika doesn't blame her mom.

GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law 
  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:57:00 -0400 
    Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:41:00 -0400 
    The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, more than 160 people have been arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.

Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:25:00 -0400 
    Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.

In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:09:00 -0400 
    The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers.

Islamic State 'Beyond Anything We've Seen,' Hagel Says 
  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:44:00 -0400 
    The secretary of defense says the extremists are well-funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.
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