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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.

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Campus Sexual Assault Law Now Includes Language On Same-Sex Violence

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Like a Ghost in Your Own Life Ulrich Schnauss

Union soldiers found that gunpowder was sometimes mixed with sawdust. Mathew B. Brady/AP hide caption

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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

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In New Jersey in March, Dianna Lopez of the Center for Family Services (right) speaks with Betsy Cruz, of Camden, N.J., about health insurance coverage during an Affordable Care Act information session. Lori M. Nichols/South Jersey Times/Landov hide caption

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Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

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President Obama boards Air Force One after attending a Democratic fundraiser in Newport, R.I. in August. Ahead of this fall's midterm elections, he's not doing big public rallies for Democratic candidates, instead opting for private events. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

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The new tribute album Dionne Dionne is a collaboration between singer Dionne Farris (known for her work with Arrested Development) and guitarist Charlie Hunter. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dionne Warwick, Reduced To An Essence

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Tea Legs The Transatlantics

Melbourne visitors and residents took to the waters of Australia's St. Kilda Beach in January 2013 to escape a fierce heat wave. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

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British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with campaigners against female genital mutilation at the Girl Summit in London in July. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

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Construction is continuing at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in downtown Baltimore. It's one of three such centers under development in the Washington, D.C., region. Jenny Gold/KHN hide caption

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Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

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Brooklyn Slide Los Straitjackets

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Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

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