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Climate Change Worsens Coastal Flooding From High Tides

Flooding from extreme tidal swings was once just a rare nuisance for coastal cities. But rising sea levels have increased the frequency of these nuisance floods as much as tenfold since the 1960s.
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Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.
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U.S. Ambassador To Liberia: Many Challenges Remain In Ebola Response

Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.
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Supreme Court Takes Up Case On Overtime For Standing In Line

The court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case testing whether a staffing agency for Amazon can require employees to stay after work without pay while they wait to be searched for stolen goods.
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U.S. Life Expectancy Continues To Tick Upward

Robert Siegel talks with Elizabeth Arias, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. A new study finds that for a child born that year, life expectancy is 78 years and 9.5 months.
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Five U.S. Airports To Start Screening West African Passengers For Ebola

Increased screenings will start this weekend at New York's JFK, then start next week at four other international airports in Newark, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
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Kobani Aristrikes Highlight Limit Of U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

The U.S. has been bombing ISIS targets in Syria, but that has not stopped the self-proclaimed Islamic State from threatening civilians in the country.
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CDC Issues New Ebola Screening Protocols For U.S. Airports

Passengers coming off certain international flights will be given a questionnaire asking them where they've traveled and some will have their temperature taken.
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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed In U.S. Dies At Dallas Hospital

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital.
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TV's 'Nashville' A Boon For The Tennessee City

The TV show Nashville is about the lives of fictional country music stars and aspiring stars — and its popularity is drawing visitors to the real city from around the world.

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