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  1. 'Twerk' And 'Selfie' Top Latest List Of Words That Need To Go

    What words are you sick of hearing? The wags at Lake Superior State University are out with their annual nominees. Others include "hashtag" and "twittersphere."
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  2. 'Living Wage' Effort Eclipsed By Minimum-Pay Battles

    Low-wage workers in 13 states will see their minimum hourly pay increased in 2014, as state-based efforts to boost wages accelerate and federal efforts languish. Meanwhile, new "living wage" campaigns are focused on government-subsidized jobs, particularly at airports.
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  3. 'Cut Food': Take A Peek At The Beauty Inside Everyday Edibles

    What happens when you slice foods apart? A whole new world of geometric wonder can reveal itself. The best part? There's relatively little trickery or fancy gadgets involved — so please, do try this at home, say the creative minds behind this photo series.
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  4. How Deflating: Huge Rubber Duck Goes Flat In Taiwan

    The giant inflatable is supposed to project peace and harmony. But Tuesday, it suddenly burst. This isn't the first time that one of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's floating works of art has gone pffff.
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  5. Economists, Unemployed Fret Over Long-Term Jobless Aid Lapse

    Democrats in Congress are promising to try to retroactively extend emergency unemployment benefits after the new year. The expiration of the benefits may satisfy some fiscal conservatives, but it has some economists and many desperate job-seekers concerned.
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  6. Congress Lets Dozens Of Tax Breaks Expire

    Teachers, film producers and restaurant owners — among many other groups — face higher tax bills in 2014. More than 50 temporary tax breaks are expiring at midnight on New Year's Eve, but many of them are likely to be restored when Congress returns.
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  7. Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

    The new Desert Flower Center offers treatment for the physical and psychological effects of female genital mutilation. But fear of alienation from their families and communities may keep some victims, mainly immigrants from Africa, from taking advantage of the center.
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  8. Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia

    A baby born today in Ethiopia is three times more likely to survive to age 5 than one born in 1990. This reduction in child mortality isn't due to expensive international aid, but rather an investment in bare-bone health clinics run by minimally trained community workers.
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  9. Best Video Of The Day? MIT's 3-D Remote 'Touching' Device

    Imagine being able to be in one place and use your hands to move something somewhere else as if you were in that remote room. Other possibilities abound. Watch and wonder.
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  10. Trains To Roll Through Devastated Quebec Town Again

    Forty seven people died in July when a freight train derailed and dozens of tanks carrying oil exploded and caught fire. Much of Lac-Megantic was leveled. For the first time since then, freight cars will travel through this week. Officials say they'll only carry "dry goods." Residents are worried.
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