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2014/07/30 05:17
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Whether one had something to prove or just wanted to check it off of their bucket list, the Reebok Spartan Sprint race provided memories galore, as long as the racers didn’t mind a little mud in the...
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2014/07/29 20:39
2014/07/29 20:39
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It has been a circus prop, a toy and a 1950s fad, and now the hula hoop is making a comeback as a workout tool that fitness experts say provides an effective cardio and even meditative workout. A new...
2014/07/29 20:34
2014/07/29 20:34
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On Dec. 5, Mohamad Chikh Omar landed in Miami with his three children. They didn’t have a place to stay or know anyone in town. They spoke very little English. Yet while the 37-year-old father of...
2014/07/29 20:17
2014/07/29 20:17
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Student debt has grown to over $1 trillion in the United States and is continuing to climb. In fact, seven out of 10 undergraduates graduated with some form of student debt in 2012. Such enormous debt...
2014/07/29 19:45
2014/07/29 19:45
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A key proposal pushed by the White House and members of Congress to address college sexual assault has plenty of support among survivors, their advocates and experts in the field. What it doesn't have...
2014/07/29 15:19
2014/07/29 15:19
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In her 15 years teaching GED prep classes, Davis never needed to teach such a high a level of math. Now, she not only needs to rewrite her curriculum to better prepare her students — she also has to...
2014/07/29 12:50
2014/07/29 12:50
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Robert A. Jones was fearless at jumping on a bus or plane and navigating a strange city — even though he couldn’t see it. He also was fearless at advocating for Jacksonville’s disabled community. A...
2014/07/29 10:42
2014/07/29 10:42
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne wants the Standing Committee on Justice and Social Policy to write its report on the billion dollar gas plant boondoggle before it can hear from witnesses involved with...
2014/07/28 13:59
2014/07/28 13:59
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Personal fitness trainer R. Linga Bhaskar sets Pankaja Srinivasan straight about her delusion that a walk in the park is enough to keep her fit “I walk four kilometres every day,” I tell R. Linga...
2014/07/27 21:05
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Jan Lavine is shown with the Ned E. Freeman Writing Award she received July 14, 2014, from the American Council for the Blind for excellence in writing for her article "How Braille Changed My Life."...
2014/07/26 14:18
2014/07/26 14:18
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West Virginia is a national leader in coal and energy production, but the state still falls short when comes to energy efficiency efforts, studies show. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient...
2014/07/26 02:10
2014/07/26 02:10
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Even blindness can't stop one Savannah man from taking a leap of faith. Ken Earls has been legally blind his entire life, but he didn't let that stop him from skydiving and encouraging others to push...
2014/07/25 21:42
2014/07/25 21:42
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... minutes 37 seconds ago by CBS NEWSLawn chemicals can stay in body for "years, even decades" The pesticides you use on your lawn to get rid of weeds and insects are part of a $10 billion-a-year...
2014/07/25 12:43
2014/07/25 12:43
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WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Thursday that would simplify a complicated patchwork of tax breaks for higher education but would exclude many graduate students. The bill would make permanent a...
2014/07/25 02:26
2014/07/25 02:26
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John �J.P.� Pierce began his education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the fall of 1972 by pursuing a degree in prelaw. After one year in the program, Pierce realized that he wanted to...
2014/07/25 00:54
2014/07/25 00:54
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Minister of Strategic and Intelligence Affairs for International Relations of Israel Yuval Steinitz. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry intensified efforts for...
2014/07/24 21:59
2014/07/24 21:59
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A group of travelers from West High learned this month that Italians are well versed in the language of baseball. West High baseball coach Roger Gallardo and five Wolf Pack players — recent West...
2014/07/23 23:37
2014/07/23 23:37
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Every week, Anne Boese attends classes led by group fitness instructor and personal trainer, Meghan Glover. "She was the first instructor that I met when I came here and we have become close friends...
2014/07/23 19:15
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hundreds of people rallied outside the federal courthouse in Las Vegas to show support for Israel as a conflict with Hamas rages. The Israeli-American Council Las Vegas organized the...
2014/07/23 18:19
2014/07/23 18:19
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The U.S. leads the world in number of people who think climate change is no big deal, according to a new poll released this week. This comes after the 2014 National Climate Assessment stated that...
2014/07/30 05:17
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