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Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:10:05 -0400 
    Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., are now wearing body cameras. But cameras don't solve everything. Sometimes, they can create more disputes.


After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:47:00 -0400 
    It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.


Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:56:00 -0400 
    Although some insurance plans are expanding coverage for infertility treatments, most coverage remains skimpy. Shared-risk programs can help couples gain some measure of control.


The Politics Of Calling In Sick 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:01:00 -0400 
    A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.


What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:03:00 -0400 
    A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.


Cuban Rafters Still Attempt Difficult Journey To The U.S. 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:58:44 -0400 
    This month is the 20th anniversary of the Cuban refugee exodus when 35,000 Cubans fled on rafts to the U.S. There's been a spike this year in Cubans risking their lives on rafts to reach the U.S.


Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:30:00 -0400 
    The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.


U.S. Military Forces Targeted Extremist Network In Somalia 
  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:10:00 -0400 
    A day after an Islamic-extremist group launched an attack in Somalia, U.S. military forces have struck back. A Pentagon spokesman says the results of the operation are being assessed.


NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:49:00 -0400 
    NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.


Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:34 -0400 
    All summer long, kids from a gritty neighborhood in Providence, R.I., have been escaping to a golf course and driving range carved out of a vacant lot. At Button Hole, a new generation is learning golf for a dollar a game.


As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:34 -0400 
    Thousands of employees lost their casino jobs with the closure of the Showboat and Revel casinos in Atlantic City. This is the latest development in a painful transition for Atlantic City, which faces greater competition for gamblers from neighboring states.


Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:00 -0400 
    Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."


40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:07:00 -0400 
    Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.


3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:18:00 -0400 
    The State Department said the men should be released out of humanitarian concern and asked that Kenneth Bae, who has been held for two years, be granted amnesty.


The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct 
  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0400 
    Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.
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