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Hospitals Put Pharmacists In The ER To Cut Medication Errors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 23:35

Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.

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More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 23:32

Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.

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FBI Director Comey Looks Ahead To His Next Nine Years

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 23:29

FBI Director Jim Comey serves for a decade, longer than a president or any other national official. That tenure's designed to insulate the FBI from political influence.

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Shooting In Las Vegas Leaves 5 Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 17:05

Two suspects shot and killed two police officers in an ambush at a Las Vegas restaurant Sunday before fatally shooting a third person and killing themselves inside a nearby Wal-Mart, authorities said.

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Which state's residents love distance learning?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Sun, 2014-06-08 15:53
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When A Parent Goes To Prison, A Child Also Pays A Price

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 14:22

More people are going to prison, and more children are impacted as a result. What effect does that have on kids? The question is rarely researched, but Ifetayo Harvey knows the answer firsthand.

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Baseball Has An Elbow Problem: More Pros Getting Ligament Surgery

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 13:53

As demand on pitchers (and their elbows) mounts, players are getting "Tommy John surgery" at record pace. Doctors are wondering what — if anything — can be done about the injuries.

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Photos Of A Short Life Comfort Only Some Grieving Parents

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 13:24

Grief is idiosyncratic. Some parents are turning to professional photographers to immortalize their terminally ill child, but what soothes one parent may disturb the other.

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Karachi Airport Attacked By Gunmen; At Least 23 Reported Dead

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 12:02

The military was called in but the fighting is now said to be over. Pakistan's largest city has been a frequent site of militant attacks.

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Trump Stamp Has Chicagoans Irked At The Donald

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 11:28

Against the backdrop of the city's historic architecture, Donald Trump is pasting his name in huge letters on the side of Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower.

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A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 11:24

Medicare reimbursed the university where I work $45,994 for my services in 2012. What did I do to earn the money, and how do I stack up against other doctors?

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In Quebec, 3 Inmates Escape Prison Using Helicopter

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 10:44

As impossible as it sounds, this is the second time something like this happens in Canada in the past 15 months.

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Amid Tight Security, Egypt Swears In A New President

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 09:59

Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who led a military coup against the democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi, called his swearing-in the country's first "peaceful handover of power."

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The World Cup Reminds Us That All The World's A Soccer Field

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 09:24

It doesn't matter if it's Asia or Africa or Central America, kids make a goal out of something, throw out a ball and the game is on.

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If The NSA Can't Keep Call Records, Should Phone Companies Do It?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 09:19

The House bill to halt the NSA's collection of call data would force the agency to request records from phone companies. But if companies don't keep those records, the NSA's efforts could be crippled.

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Reports: Bergdahl Tells Medical Officials Taliban Kept Him In A Cage

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 08:05

The New York Times and The Associated Press cite senior U.S. officials saying the freed POW was tortured and beaten by his Taliban captors.

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James Cameron-Backed School To Terminate Meat And Dairy

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 06:08

A private school in Malibu Canyon supported by director James Cameron and his wife is set to go vegan. Meanwhile, Congress is debating whether to delay healthy school lunch rules for the rest of us.

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In Chicago, A Violent Start To The Weekend Leaves 22 Victims

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 05:19

Three were killed during shootings across the city of Chicago on Friday and Saturday. Two officers were also hurt during the violence.

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In Colombia, FARC Rebels Declare Unilateral Cease-Fire

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 04:09

Meanwhile, during peace talks in Cuba, the government and rebels have agreed to set up a truth commission to investigate the victims of the five-decade long conflict.

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Pope To Host Peres And Abbas For Peace Meeting

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-08 03:57

Israeli and Palestinian presidents will meet at the Vatican on Sunday for an "intense prayer session" with Pope Francis. European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli sets the scene with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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