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FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

People sit inside Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv in a Jan. 5, 2010, file photo. The Federal Aviation Administration is prohibiting U.S. airlines from flying to the airport. hide caption

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FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv

After it received reports of a rocket strike close to the airport, the agency banned commercial jets from flying to Israel for 24 hours. Some international carriers also canceled flights.

Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape

Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh was publicly censured by the state Supreme Court Tuesday. The judge apologized for remarks he made about a rape victim last year. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Montana Judge Is Publicly Censured Over 30-Day Sentence For Rape

Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl committed suicide before the trial began.

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

General Mills' Original Cheerios are now GMO-free. But you won't find a label on the box highlighting the change. David Duprey/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients VPR

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they are not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMO ingredients.

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Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

Eerie protective suits and shiny body bags have fueled rumors about the origins of Ebola. In this photo, a burial team removes the body of a person suspected to have died from the virus in the village of Pendembu, Sierra Leone. hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Rumor Patrol: No, A Snake In A Bag Did Not Cause Ebola

The largest outbreak in history is giving birth to what may be the largest outbreak of Ebola rumors. It's a curse! It's carried by mosquitoes. Or ... a snake. Here's a look at what people are saying.

Rituals That Work And Why

It took more than superstition to build Egypt's famous pyramids. It took some very clever engineering to move the heavy stones used in construction across the area's shifting sands. hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Rituals That Work And Why

Are rituals a sign of human irrationality? Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to Egyptian pyramids, World Cup quirks and Indonesian birds to help explain why rituals sometimes actually work.

America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S.

The French horns of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA — a yearly summer project organized by Carnegie Hall — rehearsed Saturday in Purchase, N.Y. in advance of their tour around the country. Chris Lee/Courtesy of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S.

Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams, son of composer John Adams, and watch the orchestra's signature encore, from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

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