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Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.
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Liberians In America Help Dispel Ebola Myths Back Home

A phone network of families that spans continents is helping get the word out: To protect yourselves from Ebola, don't eat bush meat, get sick loved ones medical treatment and avoid their body fluids.
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GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

Radiologist Milton Wolf, who compared himself to Ted Cruz, put up a strong primary fight, but the veteran Kansas senator prevailed. It's the latest blow to Tea Party hopes of ousting a GOP incumbent.
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'Apparently' This Is The Funniest 5-Year-Old In America

Noah Ritter's interview at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania is a wonder of stream-of-consciousness, heavily sprinkled with one word: "apparently."
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Victim Of Insider Attack, Gen. Harold Greene Was An Engineer By Training

NPR has confirmed that U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Greene was killed in Tuesday's "green-on-blue" attack in Afghanistan. It was his first deployment to the country.
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In Some Circles, Slowpoke Flight Attendants Go By 'Salads'

Melissa Block asks former flight attendant Marti Smith about trade lingo distinctive to the airplane. Smith explains the seemingly nonsensical phrase, "salads over St. Louis."
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No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead

High-end restaurants featuring rock star chefs are starting to turn to tickets to stem the tide of no-shows. In the future, going out to eat could become a lot like going to a sold-out concert.
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Obama Says U.S. Exports Have Room To Run In Africa

The White House says U.S. exports to Africa have jumped 40 percent in five years. But the administration says growth can be even faster. "I want Africans buying more American products," Obama said.
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Spurs Hire NBA's First Female Full-Time Assistant Coach

"I'm just thrilled for the opportunity to coach these unbelievable athletes," WNBA star Becky Hammon says at a news conference announcing her hire by San Antonio.
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A 30-Foot Cliff Makes This Eatery A Different Kind Of Dive Bar

The Denver restaurant Casa Bonita entertains eaters with cliff divers who plunge down a 30-foot waterfall inside the dining room. Those cliff divers usually come from the local college's diving team.

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