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7:14 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Archie Comics Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies At 86

Cartoonist Tom Moore brought the character of Archie and his teenage friends to life for decades. Moore died Monday in Texas at the age of 86.
AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 10:55 am

Artist Tom Moore, who gave life to the teen angst of Archie and his Riverdale pals from 1953 to the late 1980s, has died of lung cancer in El Paso, Texas.

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Shots - Health News
6:26 am
Wed July 22, 2015

For Kids With Tourette's, At-Home Training Could Help

A view of TicHelper.com
via TicHelper.com

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 2:42 pm

If you've ever had hiccups in a quiet room, you know how embarrassing and completely uncontrollable they can feel. What if, instead of the hiccups, your body jerked involuntarily or you blurted out words without meaning to? That's a rough idea of what living with Tourette syndrome can be like.

Designers of a new computer program called TicHelper hope that they will be able to help children recognize and control these impulses themselves.

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The Two-Way
6:14 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Loops, Glitches Raise Questions About Texas Dashcam Video

In this July 10 frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland.
Andy Alfaro AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:25 pm

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The Two-Way
5:04 am
Wed July 22, 2015

After 4 Years, Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Gets His Passport Back

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei received a new passport four years after authorities confiscated it.
Ai Weiwei via Instagram

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:51 am

The Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei finally got his passport back today, four years after it was seized by government authorities.

Ai made the announcement on Instagram, posting a selfie of him holding his red and gold passport with a simple caption: "Today, I picked up my passport."

The Los Angeles Times reports:

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Law
4:13 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Sandra Bland Video Shows An Argument With Police Officer

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:22 pm

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NPR Story
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Pets And Other Non-Humans Gets Rights Upgraded In A Spanish Town

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:52 am

The Declaration of Independence says "all men are created equal."

It took a civil war to show it really meant all men, and generations more to make it all men and women.

Now a small town in Spain has taken another step.

The town council of Trigueros de Valle declared all residents are born equal.

That includes pets.

"A resident, whether human or non-human, is entitled to respect," the council decreed.

Bullfighting is out. It's not clear if dogs and cats get to vote.

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Law
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Death Penalty Or Life In Prison? Aurora Shooting Trial Goes To Sentencing Phase

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:32 am

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U.S.
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

The Unintended Consequences Of A Program Designed To Help Homeowners

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 12:43 pm

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Arts & Life
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Novelist E.L Doctorow, Master Of Historical Fiction, Dies At 84

E.L. Doctorow, center, stands with other National Book Critics Circle award winners in March 2006 at a reception following the awards ceremony in New York. Doctorow's "The March" won the prize for fiction that year.
Tina Fineberg AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:30 am

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Europe
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:47 am

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Arts & Life
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

For More Than 30 Years, Comics Flock To Montreal Every July

Originally published on Fri July 24, 2015 3:55 am

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Arts & Life
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Songwriter Wayne Carson Dies At 72

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:47 am

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Let's take a moment now to remember a Grammy-winning songwriter.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALWAYS ON MY MIND")

ELVIS PRESLEY: (Singing) Maybe I didn't love you.

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Strange News
4:12 am
Wed July 22, 2015

In A Hurry, Queen Elizabeth Goes Off Road

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:52 am

Being the queen apparently doesn't exempt one from being what we all are at times: an impatient driver.

Queen Elizabeth was driving to church through the park leading out of Windsor Castle. And she just couldn't pause for a family that was out for a Sunday stroll and blocking her way

So, reports The Telegraph, the queen veered onto the grass.

Though perhaps unlike the rest of us, the queen smiled and waved as she passed the startled family.

U.S.
3:44 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Newark Police Department Joins A Dozen Others Facing Federal Scrutiny

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 12:43 pm

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NPR Story
3:41 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Trump Draws Large Crowd, Attacks Rivals In South Carolina Campaign Stop

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:50 pm

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Donald Trump, by all appearances, is having fun.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

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NPR Story
3:41 am
Wed July 22, 2015

A Peek At The New Dr. Seusss Book, In Verse

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:47 am

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Parallels
3:41 am
Wed July 22, 2015

As Challenges Shift, Syria's Moderates Navigate Unexpected Territory

"What we are doing now has nothing to do with what we expected to be doing," says Rami Jarrah, who protested against the Assad regime in Damascus in 2011 and now runs a radio station from southern Turkey that broadcasts to civilians in rebel-controlled territory in northern Syria.
Alison Meuse NPR

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 12:06 pm

When Syrian activists launched an uprising in 2011, their goal was clear: to overthrow the regime of President Bashar Assad. Now, as the war grinds into a fifth year, with more than 200,000 dead and militant Islamists seizing more ground, their revolt is hardly recognizable.

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Television
3:41 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Syfy's 'Sharknado 3' Fails At Being Really Good Bad Television

Mark Cuban, left, as President of the United States, faces killer sharks with Ian Ziering in the Syfy film Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
The Global Asylum/Syfy

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 3:12 pm

For connoisseurs of wonderfully bad television, there is a fine line between stuff that's so bad it's great fun to watch and stuff that's just bad.

And Syfy's latest Sharknado movie — the third one based on tornadoes filled with killer sharks terrorizing America, if you can believe it — has finally, unfortunately, fallen into that last category.

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National Security
3:41 am
Wed July 22, 2015

After Iran Nuclear Deal, U.S. Defense Secretary Reassures Mideast Allies

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:47 am

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Sweetness And Light
2:57 am
Wed July 22, 2015

For Love Or Money: Fans And Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

Kelly Hirano, vice president of engineering, demonstrates the Yahoo Sports Daily Fantasy contest during a product launch in July in San Francisco. Yahoo has designed this experience for the mobile fantasy player and offers Daily Fantasy, Full Season Fantasy, and real-time sports news and scores as an all-in-one experience.
Eric Risberg AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 5:59 pm

In the famous Disney movie, a carpenter named Geppetto longed to have a son. He carved a puppet of a boy, and, wouldn't you know it, the wooden Pinocchio magically became a real child. Fantasy games are the Pinocchio of sport, for all who play them become Geppettos. Isn't it the dream of every fan to construct his or her own team, as Geppetto wanted to carve out a son?

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It's All Politics
1:22 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

President Obama appeared with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show on Tuesday night. It was Obama's seventh appearance, and his last before Stewart leaves the show next month.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Comedy Central

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:08 am

President Obama made his seventh appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Tuesday night. It was a meeting of two men nearing the end of big chapters in their lives: Obama is in the final 18 months of his second term, and host Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show next month.

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The Two-Way
4:56 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

FCC Set To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Merger

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated an order to his fellow commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission to approve the $48.5 billion merger between AT&T and DirecTV.

In a statement, Wheeler said the move would bring more competition to the broadband marketplace and benefit consumers.

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Europe
4:02 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

New Zealander Wins French Scrabble Title, But Doesn't Speak French

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 12:25 pm

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Shots - Health News
4:01 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

Susan Cahill, owner of All Families Healthcare, stands in front of the first building in Kalispell, Mont., where she offered abortion services. After vandalism closed her last clinic down, Missoula became the nearest place for women in the Flathead Valley to find abortion services.
Corin Cates-Carney/MTPR

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 7:28 am

There has never been a welcome mat for abortion service providers in the Flathead Valley, a vast area that stretches over 5,000 square miles in the northwest corner of Montana. Susan Cahill began providing abortions in 1976 in the first clinic to offer the service in the Flathead.

"But that had an arson fire, and then we rebuilt that," she says. "Then we had the anti-choice people try to arrest me for doing abortions when I wasn't a doctor."

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Business
3:53 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

President Obama signs the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill in Washington on July 21, 2010. Five years later, debate over the effectiveness of the legislation continues.
Charles Dharapak AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 3:57 pm

Five years ago Tuesday, President Obama signed into law the massive overhaul of U.S. financial regulations called Dodd-Frank. But there's still a battle over whether the law has helped stabilize the financial system or whether it has harmed the economy and should be rolled back.

Congress designed Dodd-Frank to fix excesses in financial markets and mortgage lending — excesses that triggered the financial crisis and forced massive bailouts of Wall Street firms.

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Politics
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Donald Trump Shows No Signs Of Backing Down After McCain Comments

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 4:07 am

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Law
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Father Of Slain San Francisco Woman Testifies Before Congress

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:20 am

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Politics
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Obama Calls For More Veterans Affairs Spending At VFW Convention

Originally published on Tue July 21, 2015 4:23 pm

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Parallels
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

U.S.-Cuba Ties Are Restored, But Most American Tourists Will Have To Wait

American tourists, like these visitors taking a guided tour in May, still have to provide one of 12 authorized reasons — such as visiting family or engaging in humanitarian work — for travel to Cuba.
Desmond Boylan AP

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 3:36 pm

The U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations and reopened their embassies — but it's not yet open season for American tourists hoping to visit the island. The U.S. embargo on travel and business means you still have to have a valid reason to go — and that doesn't include sitting on the beach and drinking mojitos.

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Shots - Health News
2:54 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

Women with mild cognitive impairment, which can be a precursor to Alzheimer's, tend to decline faster than men.
Lizzie Roberts Getty Images/Ikon Images

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 4:05 am

There's new evidence suggesting that women's brains are especially vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease and other problems with memory and thinking.

Women with mild cognitive impairment, which can lead to Alzheimer's, tend to decline faster than men, researchers reported this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington, D.C.

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