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—John F. Welch


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U.S. Begins Airstrikes In Support Of Iraqi Ground Forces 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:34:05 -0400 
    The air attacks on Islamic State forces were requested by Iraqi security forces engaged in combat south of Baghdad.

Why I Used To Hit Women 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:31:00 -0400 
    I wasn't the kind of abuser who hit his girl for no reason. I thought that my acts were validated, that I was always right — just like my father. In reality, I was ignorant and emotionally impotent.

Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 3 NATO Troops 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:47:00 -0400 
    The Taliban is claiming credit for the attack on a military convoy traveling near the U.S. Embassy that also wounded 20 people, including more than a dozen civilians.

Other International Issues Overshadow Iran Nuclear Talks 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:16:00 -0400 
    Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, with experts predicting this round could be a "make or break" moment for the long-running diplomatic effort.

Community Keeps Calm Despite Questions About Wal-Mart Shooting 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:06:00 -0400 
    While the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., caused high tension among the city's residents, another shooting near Dayton, Ohio, has been met with a more measured response.

With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:43:00 -0400 
    Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.

Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:38:00 -0400 
    So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.

Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight 
  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:32:00 -0400 
    The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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.
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