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Hurricane Bertha Unlikely to Make Landfall in U.S.

Posted: 08/04/2014 - A newly formed Hurricane Bertha swirled northward across open sea today after brushing the Turks & Caicos Islands and Bahamas as a tropical storm, while forecasters predicted the storm wasn't likely to make landfall on the U.S. East Coast.

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How U.S. Hospital Plans to Keep Ebola Contained

Posted: 08/04/2014 - As health officials prepare to transport two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus to the U.S., many people are expressing concern over the public health risks treating these patients may pose to others.

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Ebola: What You Need to Know

Updated: 08/01/2014 - As the first Americans who will be treated for the virus here are brought home from West Africa, questions are being asked about whether it could spread.

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Company Unlocks Secret to Making Plastic Out of Air

Updated: 07/30/2014 - Newlight Technologies has figured out how to cheaply make plastic out of destructive carbon emissions that would otherwise heat the atmosphere, rather than with fossil fuels such as oil.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Cool to Border-Crossing Children

Posted: 07/30/2014 - Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

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Hyundai Recalling Sonatas to Fix Gear Shifters

Posted: 07/30/2014 - Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers. The recall covers 883,000 cars from the 2011 through 2014 model years.

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Fire Risk Prompts Suzuki Recall

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. The recall covers the Verona from the 2004-2006 model years.

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Is It Worth Spending to Make Workers Happy?

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Numerous studies have found a correlation between employee satisfaction and company success. Does this mean happy employees are also the most productive workers?

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Donations Helping to Keep the Water Flowing in Detroit

Updated: 07/28/2014 - Detroit is now about halfway through its 15-day moratorium to shut off water to residents of the bankrupt city who cannot pay their bills. A group has emerged that is offering to help pay some of those unpaid water bills.

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Bipartisan Deal on Veterans' Health Care Costs at Least $15B

Posted: 07/28/2014 - A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

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Deterrence a Goal and Challenge at Texas Border

Posted: 07/25/2014 - Texas border security surge aims to deter smuggling, but officials say hard to be everywhere at once. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger Department of Public Safety presence along the border.

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U.S.Regulators Issue 186 Mining Citations in June

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Regulators issue 186 citations during mining inspections in June. Twenty-five citations were issued at the Dickenson-Russell Coal Co. LLC's Cherokee Mine in Dickenson County, Va.

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Air Algerie Plane Vanishes from Radar

Posted: 07/24/2014 - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials.

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iPhone 6 May Be Apple's Biggest Launch

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Citing anonymous sources, the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple asked its suppliers to manufacture anywhere from 70 to 80 million 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones by the end of the year.

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Beatles' George Harrison Memorial Tree Killed by Beetles

Posted: 07/22/2014 - A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatles' guitarist George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Officials say the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation.

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