Technology
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Robot Bees Could Assist With Tricky Rescue Operations

Originally published on Sun October 19, 2014 7:17 pm

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When you think about robots, if you do, you might think of famous images from science fiction, some kind of tin can built to vaguely resemble a human being.

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Economy
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

Originally published on Sun October 19, 2014 7:33 pm

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Parallels
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Syria's 'Moderate Rebels' Say They Are Willing, But Need Weapons

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after attacking a tank with a rocket-propelled grenade during fighting in Aleppo, Syria, in September 2012. The rebels say they are willing to take on the Islamic State, but need more weapons.
Manu Brabo AP

Originally published on Sun October 19, 2014 10:26 pm

The American-led coalition opposing the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is starting to move toward vetting and training ground forces to do battle in both countries.

But it's a slow process, and it comes after years of frustrations for veterans of the Free Syrian Army, or the FSA, who have gathered in southeastern Turkey, a place with a long history of epic battles and religious fights.

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Iraq
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

James Foley Memorial Set In His New Hampshire Home Town

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Law
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Texas Can Enforce Voter ID Law For November Election

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Law
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Brooklyn DA Works To Overturn His 'Legacy Of Disgrace'

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Economy
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Pritzker Travels Europe And Asia On Commercial Diplomacy Tour

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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Sports
7:46 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Two Wildcard Teams Meet In World Series

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

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The Salt
5:44 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

The Illinois State Corn Husking Competition is one of nine competitions happening during harvest season all across the Midwest.
Abby Wendle NPR

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 12:01 pm

Frank Hennenfent is a typical Illinois farmer. At this time of year, he spends countless hours in an air-conditioned, GPS-equipped combine – an enormous machine that can harvest as many as 12 rows of corn at a time.

But in late September, Hennenfent was going back to the basics. He was a top competitor at the 34th annual Illinois State Corn Husking Competition.

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Goats and Soda
5:42 am
Sat October 18, 2014

The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

Kitibe, 26, has recovered from Ebola and was ready to go home. Then the hospital told him he might have TB.
Anders Kelto NPR

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 2:24 pm

Jusoisatu Jusu, 24, lives in a room in an abandoned hospital ward with her six-year-old son. They've survived Ebola. And now they're stuck.

"It's terrible," she says. "We have a lot of things to do, so we want to get back."

But they can't. They live in a town called Makeni, about 130 miles away. Public transportation around the country is limited or canceled because of the outbreak. And Jusu doesn't have the money to pay for a private ride.

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