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White House To Assign 3,000 Military Personnel To Combat Ebola  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:51:00 -0400
The Obama administration is increasing its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis. The personnel will supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems. 
With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:19:00 -0400
Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand. 
Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:06:00 -0400
President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle." 
Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:38:00 -0400
The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried. 
Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:36:00 -0400
A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seem to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 
After Vetting, Civil War Veteran Approved For Medal Of Honor  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:50 -0400
Civil War veteran 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Robert Siegel talks to Kent Brown, author of Cushing of Gettysburg
Ferguson's Small Businesses Try To Recover After Riots  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
Ferguson, Mo., took the international spotlight for weeks as protests over the police shooting of Michael Brown spiraled into rioting and a massive police response. Now work is underway to help the small businesses in the St. Louis suburb get back on their feet. 
Like Adrian Peterson, Majority Of U.S. Parents Use Physical Discipline  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of child abuse for hitting his son with a tree branch. Robert Siegel talks to Elizabeth Gershoff, professor of human ecology at the University of Texas at Austin, about the history of corporal punishment. 
Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise. 
Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0400
Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day. 
Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's Not A Child Abuser  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:52:00 -0400
Days after he was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch, NFL star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated. 
Sandwich Monday: Lay's Cappuccino Potato Chips  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:25:00 -0400
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new cappuccino-flavored potato chips from Lay's. They sound gross, but are they gross? We'll just go ahead and tell you: Yes they are. 
Antibiotics Prescribed For Children Twice As Often As Needed  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:40:00 -0400
About 27 percent of respiratory tract infections in children are caused by bacteria, a study finds. But doctors prescribe antibiotics for 57 percent, leading to 11 million unneeded prescriptions. 
Mexican Resort Town Pummeled By Powerful Hurricane Odile  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:10:00 -0400
The Category 3 cyclone, the strongest on record to hit the region, slammed the tourist destination of Cabo San Lucas and will weaken as it moves up the Baja California peninsula, forecasters say. 
Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:57:00 -0400
Representatives from more than 20 countries have gathered in the French capital to form a coalition to defeat the insurgency.