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5 Mind Tricks to Tame Temptations

Cockroaches on your donuts? Walter Mischel says imagining that can help stymie temptation. Walter Mischel knows what’s good for him. And it’s not chocolate mousse. Still, “the moment that the waiter comes with the dessert tray and it’s flashed under my nose, it soon winds up in my mouth,” the psychologist said at a discussion and book signing at Sixth ...

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Know if You Should Apply to Law School Immediately After College

Potential applicants should consider their professional goals, academic profile and financial situation when deciding when to apply to law school. ​Every year, many students come to me with this common question: “When should I apply to law school?” The answer to this question depends greatly on each individual’s situation. Here is some advice for four types of potential applicants who ...

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APNewsBreak: Trump name coming off closed casino

By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Trump name will be coming off the shuttered Trump Plaza casino in Atlantic City. Ivanka Trump tells The Associated Press that Trump Entertainment Resorts will begin removing letters spelling out the Trump name on the casino’s exterior on Monday. Donald and Ivanka Trump are still pressing a lawsuit against ...

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Pope Francis Remarks Move the Catholic Church Closer to Modernity

Why is it that people think the way to deal with a problem that appears to have gotten out of control, or a standard that seems to be changing too quickly, is to make the rules even more draconian? That tactic often has the opposite effect, actually. And it’s heartening to see that Pope Francis understands that. [SEE: Cartoons on ...

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Donovan surrounded by youth for Ecuador exhibition

FILE – In this July 13, 2013, file photo, United States’ Landon Donovan gestures after scoring on a penalty kick during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer game against Cuba in Sandy, Utah. Donovan will be surrounded by a relatively youthful roster for the United States’ exhibition against Ecuador in Connecticut on Friday, when he is set ...

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Pro-Somalia troops secure last al-Shabab bastion

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Officials in Somalia say African Union and Somali troops seized the last major stronghold held by the Islamic militant group al-Shabab. The African Union said Sunday the capture of Barawe, a coastal town 220 kilometers (135 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, was a significant victory because al-Shabab had used its port to bring in arms and fighters ...

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Chechnya suicide bomber kills 5 police, wounds 12

GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Russian police say a suicide bomber blew himself up in the capital of Chechnya, killing four police officers and wounding four others. An Associated Press journalist at the scene saw several ambulances leave the site, which has been blocked off by police. The capital of Chechnya, Grozny, was celebrating City Day and the birthday of its ...

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Chief: Aggressive search continues for UVa student

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo addresses reporters at a briefing Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Charlottesville at a staging area for the search team looking for missing UVa. student Hannah Graham. Longo said Sunday that law enforcement is aggressively searching the county surrounding Charlottesville for any sign of Graham, who disappeared on Sept. 13. A search team of about 100 ...

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Hong Kong protesters at odds over pullback plan

A pro-democracy supporter walks past a wall covered with messages of support, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Hong Kong. Early Saturday, the Hong Kong Federation of Students, one of the groups leading the demonstrations that drew tens of thousands of people earlier this week, said they saw no choice but to cancel the dialogue they had agreed to after Hong ...

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Obama dedicates memorial honoring wounded veterans

President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute to disabled U.S. veterans on Sunday, pointing to the dedication of a new memorial honoring those severely injured in war as a ...

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