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After Saying Yes, Duke Nixes Muslim Call To Prayer From Chapel Bell Tower

The school had announced it would allow the traditional call to prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower. The decision was excoriated, and today the private university in Durham, N.C., reversed course.
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Public Sales Of Google Glass To End Later This Month

In an announcement, the company said Glass is not dead, it's just going through a "transition.
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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Patients In California

California is seen as an Obamacare success story. But tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state have only one insurer available on the health plan exchange.
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Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?

A new study finds that the academic disciplines most associated with "geniuses" are also the fields in which women are underrepresented.
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Conservative Koch Brothers' Group Puts Congressional GOP On Notice

Americans for Prosperity set out its own agenda for congressional Republicans, including a call to build the Keystone XL pipeline and repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Largest Unit Of Gambling Giant Caesars Files For Bankruptcy

Caesars — the giant gambling company — put its largest unit into bankruptcy on Thursday. The company was acquired by private equity firms Apollo and TPG in 2008 just as the financial crisis was pushing the economy into recession. It never recovered and has more than $20 billion in debt.
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White House Starts Chipping Away At U.S. Embargo On Cuba

The Obama administration is following through on its pledge to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba. The Treasury and Commerce Departments say the new rules they have just issued go into effect on Friday. Critics of the administration, though, are questioning the legality of the moves.
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Hundreds Of U.S. Military Trainers Headed For Iraq

They are expected to head to Iraq in the coming weeks to build up an Iraqi Army that has all but fallen apart. The additional American soldiers and Marines will work out of an ever-expanding number of training sites around the country. U.S. officials expect ground operations sometime in the spring to take back territory seized by the so-called Islamic State.
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Remaking Vegas In A Tech Billionaire's Image: Will It Last?

Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh pumped $350 million into downtrodden downtown Las Vegas to make it a home for startups and a place young people want to live again. Three years in, is it working?
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Yosemite Dawn Wall Climbers Reach The Top After 19 Days

Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finished their historic first free climb on El Capitan's Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park. Melissa Block talks with the duo about their 19-day effort.

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