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September 17, 2014

From Broken Social Scene to Radiohead

Federal Reserve Will Keep Interest Rates At Record Low

September 17, 2014

The Federal Reserve says it plans to keep interest rates near zero because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar.

Playwright Israel Horovitz Turns Filmmaker

September 17, 2014
Kevin Kline and Maggie Smith in a scene from the film "My Old Lady"(Cohen Media Group)

Israel Horovitz makes his directorial debut with the film “My Old Lady,” based on his play of the same name.

NASA Picks Companies To Launch US Astronauts Back Into Space

September 17, 2014
Members of a panel announce NASA's choice of Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station during a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 16, 2014, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (John Raoux/AP)

NASA said it will give more than $6 billion to private space companies that will launch Americans into orbit.

Three Years Later, Where Is the Occupy Movement?

September 17, 2014
Author and journalist Matt Taibbi speaks to a crowd of Occupy Wall Street protestors after a march on the offices of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in New York. (John Minchillo/AP)

The Occupy Wall Street, which started as a protest of corporate greed, is now tackling student loan debt.

Aftermath Of A Wildfire, A Rancher’s Story Of Survival

September 17, 2014
Kent Stokes, 28, of Twisp, Washington, surveys the ruins of his large shop and home. He estimates his family lost about 20,000 acres of grazing land in the fires this year.(Anna King/Northwest News Network)

One rancher describes surviving the largest wildfire in Washington’s history.

Remnants Of Hurricane Odile Expected To Drench Southwest

September 17, 2014
Gayle Peterson stacks sandbags to protect her home, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. as residents brace for rains from the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (Matt York/AP)

Residents of the Southwest brace for heavy rains, the second major storm in three weeks, as the remnants of Hurricane Odile move into the area.

How Would Independence Effect Scotland’s Whisky Industry?

September 17, 2014
A collection of Scotch whiskey. (theallseeingguy/Flickr)

How the potential of an independent Scotland might affect one of its major exports: whisky.

President Obama Meets With Military Advisors

September 17, 2014
US President Barack Obama takes part in a briefing at US Central Command (CENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida on September 17, 2014. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama will address Central Command troops, providing him another opportunity to make a case for the air strike campaign against the Islamic State.

Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect

September 17, 2014
New research debunks the popular theory that 10,000 hours of practice are required to gain expertise. (Amelia Berkeley/Flickr)

New research shows that the hours spent practicing are much less significant than previously thought.

Volkswagen’s 300 MPG Car

September 17, 2014
The Volkswagen XL1 can get about 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance. (Volkswagen)

The XL-1 can get 300 miles per gallon. The key is reducing wind resistance.

District Profile: The Race To Fill An Open Seat In Iowa’s Third

September 17, 2014
Staci Appel (L) and David Young (R, with no cap) meet with constituents. They are running to represent Iowa's third congressional district. (Staci Appel/Facebook; Young for Congress/Facebook)

Democrat Staci Appel and Republican David Young are in a close race to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat.

Iran’s Foreign Minister In New York

September 17, 2014

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in New York for nuclear negotiations and for the UN General Assembly.

Manhunt Underway In Pennsylvania For ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Suspect

September 17, 2014

Authorities are searching for Eric Frein, who is suspected of shooting two police officers in the Pocono Mountains on Friday night.

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

September 17, 2014
Students at the Wellspring Academy in Reedley, CA, pictured on Oct. 19, 2009. Wellspring Academy is a special school that offers academic courses while helping students with weight loss. Sarah Varney documents the effects the obesity epidemic has on romance in her new book. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.

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