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Syria's Bashar Assad: Show Me The Evidence

The Syrian presidents insists that the United States and other have not been able to back their claims that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack. His remarks come as President Obama lobbies two key senators regarding his plan to use military force against Syria.
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Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

The Amish are perceived as shunning technology, but it's more complicated than that. Many Amish communities embrace newer technologies such as power tools and word processors, but only after determining they won't harm the community or disrupt family life.
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Deep-Fry Chefs Keep It Hot And Poppin' In Texas

You might think that there ain't much that hasn't hit the fry grease at the State Fair of Texas. And yet, every year, fry masters come up with something new to batter and deep fry.
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On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

At 64, the long-distance swimmer becomes the first person to cross the Florida Straits without the aid of a protective shark cage. She swam for more than two days and traveled more than 100 miles.
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Modifying The Dollhouse: Exposing Girls To Tech Through Play

Two recent Stanford graduates are trying to get more girls interesting in technology — by embedding it in dollhouses. The founders of Roominate, Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen, took the concept of building toys for girls to a whole new level by adding wires and generators.
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The History Behind The Phrase 'Don't Be An Indian Giver'

Did the phrase 'Indian Giver' come from a cultural misunderstanding?
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Long Island Man Legally Changes His Name To Santa Claus

Whatever benefits he may get with the name change, it did not free him from his civic duty. Santa Claus was summoned to court for jury duty.
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In Maine, Even With A GPS, You Can't Get There From Here

Once a standard fixture at every gas station, paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But there are places that can baffle your high-tech gadgets. In Maine, weekend explorers might want to take along a map in addition to their GPS unit.
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Syria Resolution Could Be A Hard Sell On Capitol Hill

A day after President Obama announced he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol. Even though there's still one week left of summer recess, dozens of lawmakers flew to Washington, D.C. from their home districts just for the meeting.
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Cincinnati's Airport: Best In The U.S.?

A survey of international travelers found that no U.S. airports rank near the top of the list. The best the U.S. could do was Cincinnati's ranking at No. 30. So what makes a good airport, anyway?

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