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    BU songleader earns national recognition

BU songleader earns national recognition

Each week, Sports Illustrated selects one cheerleader in the nation to shine the spotlight on during college football season, and the latest pick was Baylor’s own League City sophomore Casey Dervay.

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    UN chief says 20 times more  aid is needed in West Africa

UN chief says 20 times more aid is needed in West Africa

he presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for financial meetings promised more help.

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    Demonstrations in Ferguson spread via activists’ efforts

Demonstrations in Ferguson spread via activists’ efforts

Activists throughout history have used the power of music, news coverage and social networking to spread movements, and the tradition continues with demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo.

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    Supreme Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

Supreme Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day.

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    LED there be light: 3 share Nobel prize for blue diode

LED there be light: 3 share Nobel prize for blue diode

An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices — and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs— earned a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American.

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    Health care exemption process creates confusion

Health care exemption process creates confusion

Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.

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    Panel encourages students to offer religious tolerance

Panel encourages students to offer religious tolerance

For students to help overcome religious persecution, President and Chancellor Ken Starr said they should become educated and get involved to make a difference.

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    Court ruling enables the expansion of gay marriage

Court ruling enables the expansion of gay marriage

The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.

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    Baylor alumnus designs new Mavericks jersey

Baylor alumnus designs new Mavericks jersey

As an artist and a fan of the Dallas Maverick’s basketball team from a young age, Baylor alumnus Geoff Case knew there was something missing from the team’s uniform.

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    Hong Kong’s youths call for leader to resign

Hong Kong’s youths call for leader to resign

Hong Kong’s leader refused demands by pro-democracy protesters to resign Thursday and instead offered talks to defuse the massive demonstrations that have grown into the biggest challenge to Beijing’s authority since 1997.

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