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Playing Video Games Can Help Or Hurt, Depending On Whom You Ask

Playing video games for an hour a day may make children happier and more satisfied, one study says. But another finds that playing violent games is associated with risky behaviors.
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This Isn't The First U.S. Rescue Operation In Northern Iraq

The last time was 1991, when the U.S. rushed to the aid of the Kurds. That mission offers several lessons as the U.S. embarks on a new operation to help the besieged Yazidi religious sect.
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Investors Pump Prospects Of Unproven Ebola Treatments

Drugs in development to treat Ebola virus are far from being ready for general use, but that hasn't stopped investors from rushing to talk up companies that are trying to develop the drugs.
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State Abortion Laws Face A New Round Of Legal Challenges

State legislatures have passed laws that require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges to perform abortions. Some courts are now saying these laws are unconstitutional.
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Education Reform Is Becoming A Celebrity Cause

"I don't like bad teachers, so I don't think bad teachers should be given the gift of teaching forever — badly," Whoopi Goldberg says.
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Runaway Toddler Slips Through White House Gate

Secret Service agents scrambled and the White House was put on lock down. A spokesman joked that they do want to interrogate the young man when he learns to talk.
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LA Archbishop Gomez Wants U.S. Opened To More Immigrants

Jose Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles — he was born in Mexico, and became an American citizen a few years ago. Steve Inskeep talks to Gomez about his views on U.S. immigration policy.
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When Hackers Test For Flaws, They Might Earn Cash — Or Threats

Security researchers use their hacking skills to look for security holes that companies should fix. But their good intentions aren't always appreciated by the organizations they investigate.
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Remembering The Emotional Fallout From Nixon's Resignation

Forty years ago Friday, President Richard Nixon resigned because of the Watergate scandal. He made a speech and got on a helicopter to head back to California.
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Jury: Mich. Man Guilty In Shooting Death Of Girl On His Porch

The white Detroit-area homeowner who said he felt threatened when he shot and killed an unarmed black female teenager on his front porch has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

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