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Africa: The Richest Region For Young Workers And Consumers

Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.
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Oxytocin Isn't Lacking In Children With Autism, Researchers Say

Since the hormone oxytocin makes people more social, it's easy to imagine it might cause the social deficits of autism. But a study found children with autism no more likely to be short of oxytocin.
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Tennessee Denies Public Assistance To Drug Users

The state last month began requiring welfare applicants to detail their drug history. It's the latest attempt to find a constitutional way to deny assistance to people who use illegal drugs.
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Sandwich Monday: The Crazy Crab'z Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we find the best possible meal at a baseball game. It's the Crazy Crab'z Sandwich at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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James Brady, Gun Control Campaigner And Presidential Spokesman, Dies

Brady became a prominent gun control advocate after being struck by a bullet during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. He was 73.
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Hacker Says He Can Break Into Airplane Systems Using In-Flight Wi-Fi

Two years ago, a group at Las Vegas' annual hacker convention said it could break into air traffic control systems. This year a session will show how a passenger can hack a plane while in the air.
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Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer's Remains Removed From Rock Hall Of Fame

Disc jockey Alan Freed, credited with coining the term "rock 'n' roll," will be honored instead with a display of his microphones, which the Cleveland museum considers a more appropriate tribute.
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Federal Judge Rules Alabama Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional

The law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The measure is similar to legislation in 10 other states.
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Doctor With Ebola Is Improving, As Nigeria Reports Second Case

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., arrived in Atlanta Saturday, while the outbreak in West Africa continues to spread. Nigeria says a doctor there has the virus.
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Chef Grills Steak, Volcano-Style, With Molten Lava

After Sam Bompas roasted marshmallows over lava at a volcano in Japan, he wanted to recreate the experience. So he asked a geologist and sculptor who'd built an artificial volcano to host a barbecue.

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