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3:36 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Missouri Gov. To Address Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson Case

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Book News & Features
2:46 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Long-Lost Letter That Inspired 'On The Road' Style Has Been Found

A stream of consciousness letter Neal Cassady wrote to Jack Kerouac helped inspire the style of On The Road. The original manuscript of the first draft of Jack Kerouac's best-seller is shown above.
Darron Cummings AP

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 4:22 pm

When Jack Kerouac's On the Road was first published in 1957 no one had ever seen anything quite like it. As it turns out, that stream of consciousness style that Kerouac made famous owes a huge debt to a letter written by his friend Neal Cassady. Among Kerouac scholars and fans it became known as the "Joan Anderson letter." It was missing for 65 years, but it has been found and will be auctioned next month.

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Law
2:46 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Prosecutor To Announce Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson, Mo.

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:36 pm

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All Tech Considered
2:46 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

Leading retailers are keeping tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from credit card breaches.
Elaine Thompson AP

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:36 pm

As the holiday buying season approaches, retailers remain open to the same attack — called a "point-of-sale" attack — that hit Target and Home Depot, security experts say. Those analysts say that retailers have their fingers crossed, hoping they're not next.

And leading companies are keeping very tight-lipped about what, if anything, they're doing to protect customers.

Is This Store Hacker-Proof?

It's easy to spot a scratched face on a watch. It's much harder to tell if the checkout machine that you swipe to pay for that watch is defective.

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The Two-Way
2:29 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Ferguson Timeline: Grief, Anger And Tension

People stand in prayer after a peaceful march on Aug. 20 in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:29 pm

The following lists significant events leading up to Monday's announcement by a grand jury on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Aug. 9: Brown is shot by Wilson around noon local time on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Mo., just outside St. Louis. Wilson was responding to another call but encountered Brown.

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The Two-Way
2:21 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

California College Students Walk Out Of Class To Protest Tuition Hikes

Students shout their disapproval after the University of California Board of Regents voted to raise tuition Thursday, Nov. 20, in San Francisco. UC students across the state protested today by walking out of class.
Eric Risberg AP

Students in the University of California system staged walkouts on campuses throughout the state today, in response to proposed tuition hikes at their schools. Last week, UC Regents voted for hikes of up to 5 percent a year, for the next five years, unless state funding is increased. California Governor Jerry Brown has come out against the tuition increases, and as a UC Regent himself, he also voted against the measure. The UC Board of Regents approved the hike in a 14-7 vote last Thursday.

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Around the Nation
2:10 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Grand Jury Decision Apparently Imminent In Ferguson, Mo.

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:36 pm

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Around the Nation
2:09 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Ferguson Protesters Anxiously Await Grand Jury Decision

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:34 pm

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Shots - Health News
2:05 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Vitamin D Tests Aren't Needed For Everyone, Federal Panel Says

People can make vitamin D when exposed to sunshine. But many people in North America never get enough sun to do that.
iStockphoto

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 3:34 pm

Should you get a blood test to see if you're deficient in vitamin D? It sounds like such a good idea, seeing as how most people don't get enough sunshine to make vitamin D themselves. And the tests are becoming increasingly popular.

But there are problems with making vitamin D tests a standard part of preventive medicine, a federal panel said. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said Monday there's not enough evidence of benefits or harms to recommend vitamin D testing for all.

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Fine Art
2:02 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Nazi-Era Art Cache Brings Provenance Issues To Swiss Museum

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