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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.
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Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.
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Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.
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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.
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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."
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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.

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Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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After Vetting, Civil War Veteran Approved For Medal Of Honor

Civil War veteran 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Robert Siegel talks to Kent Brown, author of Cushing of Gettysburg.
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Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.
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Like Adrian Peterson, Majority Of U.S. Parents Use Physical Discipline

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of child abuse for hitting his son with a tree branch. Robert Siegel talks to Elizabeth Gershoff, professor of human ecology at the University of Texas at Austin, about the history of corporal punishment.

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