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It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:21:13 -0400 
    An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.


Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:51:00 -0400 
    The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge's ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won't be penalized.


More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:03:14 -0400 
    Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.


Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:22:00 -0400 
    Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.


Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:17:00 -0400 
    When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.


Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:14:00 -0400 
    Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.


Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:02:00 -0400 
    It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.


Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana Abortion Law 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:48:00 -0400 
    Lawyers and advocates disagree over whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.


Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked' 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:25:00 -0400 
    One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."


Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:53:00 -0400 
    The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.


Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:44:00 -0400 
    When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.


For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:33:00 -0400 
    Proponents of the city's updated curfew, requiring all kids under 14 to be home by 9 p.m., say it keeps children safe. Critics believe the strict curfew promotes negative interactions with police.


Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:19:00 -0400 
    Oklahoma Joe's, in Kansas City, is changing its name after 17 years in business. It's time to claim the name of the city they are famous for.


Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:39:00 -0400 
    A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.


How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour 
  Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:05:00 -0400 
    Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.
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