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49ers' Jim Harbaugh eyeing some quick fixes

San Jose Mercury News  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh wants his 49ers to "close ranks" and get "things" corrected quick. How, pray tell, do they do that? "We've got a week to get it fixed. Sunday at 1 o'clock," Harbaugh said Monday, alluding to the 49ers' next game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi's Staidum.

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Islamic State spokesman calls for 'lone-wolf' attacks in West

McClatchy Washington Bureau  IRBIL, Iraq — The chief spokesman for the Islamic State has called on the group's supporters throughout the world to act on their own initiative to attack Western civilian and military targets in retaliation for the U.S.

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Braves fire GM Wren; Gonzalez's fate to be determined

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  One day after being eliminated from the National League wild-card race, the free-falling Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, the first time in nearly a quarter of a century that the organization known for its stability fired a GM or manager.

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Bonnie Stern: For Rosh Hashanah, we look at apfel kuchen's core principles

National Post | Life  Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown Sept. 24. Most celebrations include apples dipped in honey to wish friends and family a sweet new year, and many Jewish cooks also like to serve apple desserts.

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Pope Selects ‘Moderate’ As New Chicago Archbishop

International Business Times  Pope Francis has made his first major appointment in the United States since his election as pope, naming Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, as the next archbishop of Chicago. Cupich, 65, will become Chicago’s ninth archbishop as of Nov. 18, succeeding Cardinal Francis George who is battling cancer.

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Cooley Dickinson Hospital Nurses Plan Informational Picket Tuesday, September 30 from 4 - 6 p.m. As Contract Talks Stall Over Staffing, Overtime and Wages, says MNA/NNU

PR Newswire  NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registered nurses of Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH), who are negotiating a new contract, have submitted the required 10-day notice to conduct an informational picket outside the Northampton-based hospital on Sept. 30 from 4 – 6 p.m.

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Pot-Infused Pizza Sauce: For When Munchies Need Medicating

Medical Daily  Scientists say it takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize the stomach is full. But what happens if a person is getting hungrier as she eats? A new pot-infused pizza sauce from the company Podey Pizza may have an answer.

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Doug Ford doesn't 'follow through' on pledge to sue Globe and Mail

Toronto Star  As Doug Ford prepares for his first debate tomorrow in the mayoral campaign, he begins with a record of empty threats. It has been 56 days since Ford, who took his brother’s place in the mayoral race just over a week ago, promised to sue the Globe and Mail for a story about the Fords’ mixing of private and public dealings at city hall that have been questioned by observers and one watchdog group.

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A Panel of Dads Reviews the New Tweedy Album

Newsweek  Several years ago—somewhere between 2007’s Sky Blue Sky and 2009’s Wilco (The Album), let’s say—Jeff Tweedy and his band Wilco faced a new charge. The music, breezy and comfortable and so far removed from the electronic squiggles of 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, still amply satisfied legions of the band’s followers.

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Domestic abuse is a challenge for states

Stateline  WASHINGTON — A woman is being beaten by her husband. The police arrive, but they don't speak the wife's language. So her husband, who does speak English, translates. He blames her, and she is arrested.

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Anyone who’s anyone is running for office in Ukraine

GlobalPost  KYIV, Ukraine — What do protest leaders, battlefield commanders, career politicians and muckraking journalists have in common? They’re all becoming candidates in the country’s parliamentary elections next month.

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Texas Republican Greg Abbott Wants To Sue The President

Liberaland  Greg Abbott, the über Christian pro-life right wingnut, is running as the GOP gubernatorial candidate against Democrat Wendy Davis for Texas governor this November. In order to shore up the whacko Republican vote, Abbott is suing President Obama for the crisis at the border.

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Watch Emma Watson make an impassioned plea for gender equality during stirring UN speech on feminism

National Post | Arts  British actor Emma Watson said that the association of feminism with "man-hating" has to stop in order for gender equality to become an achievable goal in a powerful speech at the UN this weekend. "The more I've spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for womens' rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating," Watson said on Saturday.

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2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar, FIFA Executive Committee member predicts

National Post | Sports  The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar due to the desert country's extreme heat, a FIFA Executive Committee member said on Monday. Watch John Oliver tear FIFA to shreds "I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," Theo Zwanziger told Sport Bild, as translated by the Guardian.

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John Tory holds significant lead in Toronto election campaign, new poll says

National Post  With a little more than a month to go before the Toronto mayoral election, another poll suggests the race is John Tory's to lose as he has staked out a significant lead over Olivia Chow and Doug Ford.

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Andres Oppenheimer: Latin America's billionaires beat world record

The Miami Herald  When I saw a new report published this week showing that the percentage of billionaires in Latin America grew faster than in any other part of the world, I was skeptical: It's hard to believe that the number of mega-rich is soaring at a time when the region's economy is hurting.

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Drew Hasselback: Pinning down a legal definition of good faith

Financial Post  The legal and ethical implications of bluffing have been around for eons. Back in 1968, Albert Carr published a paper called the "Is Business Bluffing Ethical?" in the Harvard Business Review. He argued the more a businessman respects the truth, the more respect he deserves.

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Study Pinpoints Part Of The Brain Responsible For Slow Wave Sleep

redOrbit.com  Researchers from the Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have discovered a region of the brain responsible for causing people to fall into a deep sleep.

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Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19

The Washington Times  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Ben Roethlisberger spent Sunday night relishing in the return of Steelers football. "We were physical on offense, defense, special teams," Roethlisberger said. And dominating, too, in a 37-19 victory over Carolina on Sunday night.

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Huge Conservative Lies Implode: Millions Of New Obamacare Enrollees, They're Paying Their Premiums, Too!

Americans Against the Tea Party  Remember last year around this time? We were hearing all kinds of smack talk about the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The lies were flying fast and thick as the Republicans tried to stop the inevitable.

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