3:11pm

Mon October 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Cold Crime: Jell-O Stolen From Work Fridge Sparks Police Call

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 3:18 pm

The limits of workplace theft are being tested in Pennsylvania, where a man called police this month to complain that his Jell-O had been stolen. The flavor was strawberry, he said. And it wasn't the first instance of fridge-theft.

The story comes from Philadelphia's CBS KYW-TV:

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3:05pm

Mon October 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Boy Scouts Eject Leaders Who Toppled Ancient Rock

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 5:39 pm

A man topples a rock formation from the Jurassic Period.
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The two men involved in the destruction of an ancient rock formation in a Utah state park have been stripped of their leadership positions in the Boy Scouts of America and drummed out of scouting altogether.

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3:03pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Shots - Health News

How Long Do They Really Have To Fix That Obamacare Website?

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 5:06 pm

The mood wasn't sunny at the White House Rose Garden on Monday, as President Obama addressed the errors plaguing the computer system for health insurance enrollment.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

They've got a few weeks.

But if federal officials can't get the new online insurance marketplace running smoothly by mid-November, the problems plaguing the three-week-old website could become a far bigger threat to the success of the health law, hampering enrollment and fueling opponents' calls to delay implementation, analysts say.

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3:03pm

Mon October 21, 2013
It's All Politics

5 Questions Kathleen Sebelius Must Answer

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 4:12 pm

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is likely to have a very long day when she testifies before Congress about the Affordable Care Act website problems.
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The hottest hot seat in Washington is the one occupied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose office confirmed Monday she'll testify about the Internet disaster that is HealthCare.gov, the Affordable Care Act website.

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2:29pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Shots - Health News

Scientists Grow New Hair In A Lab, But Don't Rush To Buy A Comb

Maybe someday Jerry won't be laughing at George's follicularly challenged scalp. But despite scientific advances there's still no cure for baldness.
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With a tiny clump of cells from a man's scalp, scientists have grown new human hair in the laboratory.

But don't get too excited. A magic cure for baldness isn't around the corner. The experimental approach is quite limited and years from reaching the clinic — for many reasons.

The scientists have grown the hair only on a tiny patch of human skin grafted onto the back of a mouse. And as wispy locks go, the strands are pretty pathetic. Some hairs were white, and some didn't even make their way out of the skin.

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2:07pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Economy

Volkswagen Union Opposed By Tennessee Republican Officials

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 7:10 am

Volkswagen's car plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., is the company's only one in the U.S. It's also the only VW plant around the world without a workers union.
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When it comes to union organizing at an auto plant, the tension is typically between the workers and the management. But not at Volkswagen in Tennessee. There, the United Auto Workers is attempting to finally unionize the automaker's first foreign-owned plant in the South. And so far, Republican officials are the ones trying to stand in the way.

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1:59pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Religion

At A Younger Age, Mormon Women Are Eager To Share Their Faith

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 1:29 pm

Alisa Baumgartner chats with fellow missionary Andrea Jackson. Jackson, 19, is taking 18 months off from college to do mission work.
Stina Sieg KJZZ

Tara Carpenter points to a wall map to show where she'll soon spend 18 months proselytizing.

"The left side of Kentucky, just a teeny, tiny bit of Illinois, and I think I'm a little bit in Missouri," she says.

Carpenter, 19, is smiley and outgoing. About a year ago, she was thinking about going on a mission — but only thinking about it, because women in the Mormon Church couldn't be missionaries until 21.

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1:17pm

Mon October 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Woman Who Nearly Fainted During President's Speech: 'I'm OK'

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 2:29 pm

Karmel Allison, in red dress, stands behind President Obama as he gives a speech Monday. Later, she almost fainted, briefly interrupting the address.
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A woman who nearly fainted, briefly interrupting President Obama as he spoke at the White House on Monday, says she's "OK ... just a little lightheaded."

Karmel Allison, who is pregnant and reportedly has Type 1 diabetes, stood behind the president as he spoke about problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

At one point during Obama's speech, Allison can be seen closing her eyes and looking a bit unstable. Suddenly, she begins wobbling.

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1:12pm

Mon October 21, 2013
All Tech Considered

The HealthCare.gov 'Tech Surge' Is Racing Against The Clock

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 7:10 am

HealthCare.gov has been plagued with problems since the health insurance exchange site opened Oct. 1.
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A "tech surge" is underway to help clean up the code of the error-plagued HealthCare.gov site.

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1:10pm

Mon October 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Chinese City Of 11 Million Paralyzed By Off-The-Charts Smog

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 5:37 pm

A policeman gestures as he works on a street in heavy smog in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Monday.
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Students got a smog day, traffic was slowed and the airport was shut down because of the thick smog that developed in the northeast Chinese city of Harbin, home of 11 million people.

The New York Times reports:

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