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The Two-Way
7:53 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Senate To Vote On Arming Rebels As Islamic State Seizes Villages

Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have seized 16 Kurdish villages in the past 24 hours in what is being described as a major advance for the extremist group in northern Syria, according to a human rights watchdog group.

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Politics
7:13 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

In this Illinois ad, Doris and her friend Betty suggestively encourage two young men to come in ... and get voter ID cards.
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Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 8:17 am

September is voter registration month, but inspiring Americans to register and vote isn't always easy. Especially with politicians held in such low esteem. So some groups — and a few election officials — are taking a page from the book of Mad Men's Don Draper to get voters to the polls. Who knew that voting could be this much fun?

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Around the Nation
6:50 am
Thu September 18, 2014

High School Reconsiders Student's Yearbook Photo

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Animals
6:50 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Dog From Philadelphia Ends Up In Oregon Shelter

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The Salt
6:50 am
Thu September 18, 2014

From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 7:40 am

Food writer Jennifer McLagan has spent the past few years trying to win home cooks over to the ingredients they fear. She's written a cookbook on fat, one on bones and one titled Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal.

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