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Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.
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War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.
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How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.
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'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.
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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.
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Q&A: A View Of The Common Core From The Principal's Office

Principals are usually pretty mild-mannered. Not so if the topic of conversation is the Common Core. A group of school leaders share their take on new standards, old problems and bad teaching.
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Fla. Man Kills 6 Grandchildren, Daughter Before Suicide

The shooter, Don Spirit, 51, had done time in prison on firearms violations in connection with the shooting death of his 8-year-old son during a 2001 hunting accident.
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French Jets Conduct First Airstrikes Against ISIS In Iraq

President Francois Hollande says the Rafale fighters "entirely destroyed" a logistics depot. His office said more air operations against Islamic State militants would be conducted in coming days.
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Traveling Videogame Museum Gets Permanent Home

Frisco, Texas, approved funding for the museum. The Dallas Morning News reports visitors will be able to build their own versions of Pong, a big game in the 70s.
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Hearse Convoy Gets Set To Enter Hell

The town west of Detroit is embracing its name by holding its annual Hellfest celebration on Saturday, which includes a hearse car show.

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