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A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:27:00 -0400 
    In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable.

When Women Stopped Coding 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:54:00 -0400 
    For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

Opera About 1985 Achille Lauro Hijacking Draws Protests At Met 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:41:00 -0400 
    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.

In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:45:00 -0400 
    Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.

Some Millennials — And Their Parents — Are Slow To Cut The Cord 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:40:00 -0400 
    Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.

Millennials Continue Urbanization Of America, Leaving Small Towns 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:38:00 -0400 
    Cheap real estate and widespread Wi-Fi haven't been enough to overcome the lure of the urban lifestyle. In fact, the number of millennials is growing fastest in some of the most expensive places.

California Proposition Re-evaluates Approach To Crime 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400 
    California's Proposition 47 would make several nonviolent crimes into misdemeanors, like forgery, drug possession for personal use, and petty theft. The idea is to reduce the number of people incarcerated in the state. The move is part of a backlash against the state's three-strikes-you're-out law, passed 20 years ago.

What Ferguson, Mo., Could Learn From A Small Michigan Town 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400 
    Eleven years ago, Benton Harbor, Mich., was a lot like Ferguson, Mo. It was a small town where racial tension with police reached a boiling point. Afterward there were promises of change for the city.

After Quarantine, Ebola-Free Dallas Residents Face New Challenges 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400 
    In Dallas, the first round of people that came into contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are free from quarantine and trying to get back to their daily lives. But the ordeal has taken a logistical and emotional toll.

U.S. And Japan Hit Snag In Major Trade Pact Negotiations 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400 
    Japanese and American negotiators have been trying to shore up an agreement on agriculture and automobile tariffs. The two allies are the biggest players in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which, if passed, could pull together 12 nations in one trade pact. But talks haven't been going well lately.

After Narrow Loss In 2012, GOP's Mia Love Finds New Strength In Utah 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400 
    Mia Love is running again in Utah's 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012. Now front-runner, she could become the first black female Republican elected to Congress.

The Short Shelf Life Of Urban School Superintendents 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400 
    Do big-city chiefs like John Deasy, recently ousted from LA Unified, get enough time to make a difference?

Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?' 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:35:00 -0400 
    The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.

Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:48:00 -0400 
    Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:00 -0400 
    Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.
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