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Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests

In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.

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Alone In The Wilderness, A Lost Fisherman Fights For His Life

A Sacramento man went on a fishing trip in the California mountains, but lost his way as he searched for bait. After days spent stranded and hungry, he spelled out a cry for help with tree branches.

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Studying? Take A Break And Embrace Your Distractions

This back-to-school season, it's time to reevaluate a few common assumptions about how best to study. Benedict Carey, the author of How We Learn, says science shows that discipline isn't everything.

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Life Goes On, Even With The Specter Of Ebola

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Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests

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For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

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Alone In The Wilderness, A Lost Fisherman Fights For His Life

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Bruce Hornsby's Modern Classical Moment

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