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Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio.
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Tea Party Losing Every Senate Battle And Winning The War

Meaningful as this rightward shift has been for the GOP and the Senate, the insurgent elements would have preferred to actually knock off a few of their targets.
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Dry Western U.S. May Not Get Help From El Niño, Forecasters Say

Some Californians had been hoping El Niño would break the state out of a drought. But a government expert says of the prospect of a strong El Niño, "It's a flop."
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Iselle Lashes Hawaii's Big Island As Threat From Julio Fades

Hurricane Iselle weakened to a tropical storm before it barreled ashore early Friday with strong winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Julio, meanwhile, appears to be weakening and veering north.
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Shazam! Now You Look Like A Better Borrower

The company that controls the FICO credit score says it is changing the way the scores are calculated, making it easier for millions of borrowers to look better on paper.
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In Chicago, Neighborhoods That Are More Black Don't Gentrify

A recent study reviewed places in Chicago that seemed to be undergoing gentrification two decades ago and found that the process had slowed or stopped for those that were at least 40 percent black.
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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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