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After A Long Wait, Syrian Rebels Hope The Weapons Will Now Flow  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:44:50 -0400
The "moderate" Syrian opposition has been losing ground on the battlefield and pleading for weapons from the U.S. for the past couple years. They are hoping that their fortunes have finally changed. 
Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:13:00 -0400
Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall. 
3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:12:00 -0400
A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next? 
Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:47:00 -0400
In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency. 
Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:06:00 -0400
The president said U.S. airstrikes, combined with military expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State. 
Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:01:00 -0400
Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell. 
Wildfire Threatens More Than 1,500 Homes In Northern California  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0400
The largest, spreading through the Sierra Nevada forest east of Sacramento, has engulfed more than 18,000 and is only 5 percent contained. 
These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:14:00 -0400
A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started. 
Police Hunt For Armed 'Survivalist' In Pa. Trooper Shooting  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:32:00 -0400
Eric Frein, 31, has been identified as a suspect in last week's fatal shooting of one state trooper and the wounding of another. 
House Poised To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:32:00 -0400
The expected vote on whether to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command. 
Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:02:00 -0400
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces. 
When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:16:00 -0400
With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet. 
Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:15:00 -0400
The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections. 
Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:14:00 -0400
Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them. 
Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:11:00 -0400
The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.