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Broncos Blow Out Ravens At NFL Season Opener

After a slow, lightning-delayed, start, creaky, old Peyton Manning exploded in front a national television audience. The Denver Broncos quarterback eviscerated the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the opening game of the NFL season with a record-tying seven touchdown passes. Will Manning's performance help fans forget a worrisome offseason full of concussion litigation and uncertainty? The league hopes so. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to talk about the upcoming NFL season.
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Back At School, Injured Player Fights On After Fateful Tackle

Devon Walker nearly died on the football field last fall, when the Tulane biology major went in for a tackle and broke his neck. Now paralyzed from the neck down, Walker is juggling class and rehab, and wants to stay as close as he can to the sport he loves — while coming to terms with life after his injury.
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This Is Musician Mickey Hart's Brain On Music

Peering inside our mind and capturing images of our thoughts has become a preoccupation in much of neuroscience. It's also an unlikely part of the light show at a Mickey Hart Band concert. Yes, the Grateful Dead's former drummer jams with a light show powered by his mind.
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Obama Faces A Skeptical Audience As He Returns From G-20

The G-20 summit in St. Petersburg has ended with no consensus on a possible military strike in Syria.
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After Dave Chappelle Hates On Hartford, Who's To Blame?

Comedian Dave Chappelle caused some controversy at a comedy festival in Hartford, Conn. last week, after he got upset at hecklers and walked off stage. Depending on who you ask, Hartford was a horrible, racist audience — or just had a bad night.
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Tensions Over Syria Run High In Two Chicago-Area Districts

Emotions are running high in some Illinois Congressional districts over potential U.S. military action against Syria.
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GOP Congressman: 'Constitutional Crisis' If Obama Bucks Vote

Now that the president has consulted with Congress on military action in Syria, he must abide by its vote, says a House Foreign Affairs Committee Republican who backs limited strikes.
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Feds Asked Yahoo For Data 12,444 Times In First Half Of Year

Joining other browers and social media sites, Yahoo issues a "transparency report" about the number of requests it gets for users data.
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Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

Music evokes strong memories. That's true not just for the music of your generation, but what your parents listened to, too, a study says. Researchers found a strong "reminiscence bump" for music of the early 1980s in people in their early 20s.
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Tech Week That Was: Encryption Disrupted; Anonymity Online

In a busy week to start September, Microsoft buys Nokia, another set of revelations comes out about government monitoring and Jeff Bezos goes to Washington.

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