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"Only those books come down which deserve to last. All the gilt edges, vellum and morocco, all the presentation copies to all the libraries will not preserve a book in circulation beyond its intrinsic date."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist

 

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Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:03:15 -0400
The Pew Research Center's first study on online harassment shows it happens to most of us. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming. 
Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:49:00 -0400
Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market. 
Pentagon Says It Will Investigate Stray Arms Drop Over Syria  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:36:00 -0400
The self-declared Islamic State has released a video purporting to show its fighters rifling through a crate of grenades airdropped by a U.S. military cargo plane. 
American Freed By North Korea Arrives Home  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:05:00 -0400
Jeffrey Fowle, 56, who was arrested in North Korea in May after allegedly leaving a bible in a club for foreign sailors, arrived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this morning. 
'Post' Editor Bradlee Helped Define Modern American Journalism  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:01:00 -0400
As executive editor, Ben Bradlee led The Washington Post to national acclaim. He was best known as a champion of ambitious reporters and stylish writers, goading them to new heights. He died Tuesday. 
Halloween-Thanksgiving-Hanukkah-Christmas-New-Year Buying Begins  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:53:00 -0400
Most retailers are feeling optimistic as analysts forecast rising sales over this long shopping season. They are hoping Halloween will give them a good bounce into the peak spending time of the year. 
World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:33:50 -0400
The Giants won 7-1 against the Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. San Francisco snapped Kansas City's streak of eight-straight wins. 
College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:33:50 -0400
Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled. 
Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:33:00 -0400
With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters. 
Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:33:00 -0400
A lawsuit in Georgia claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Lawyers say they belong to new African-American, Latino and Asian-American voters. But state officials say all applications have been processed. 
The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:33:00 -0400
States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy. 
3 American Teens Reportedly Suspected Of Trying To Join ISIS  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:10:00 -0400
Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Their disappearance was originally treated as a standard runaway case. 
Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:08:41 -0400
The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015. 
In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0400
Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair. 
For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:51:00 -0400
The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300. 
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