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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 08:37

The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told The New York Times.

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 08:11

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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U.S. Biologists Keen To Explore, Help Protect Cuba's Wild Places

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 08:11

Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:16

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:16

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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A Glut Of Ph.D.s Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:08

Only one in five Ph.D.s in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.

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A Glut Of Ph.Ds Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 07:08

Only 1 in 5 Ph.Ds in science, engineering and health end up with faculty teaching or research positions within five years of completing their degrees. But universities keep churning them out.

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Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:23

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

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Rocker Gary Glitter Jailed For 16 Years For Child Sex Abuse

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:23

The 70-year-old, best known for the stadium rock anthem "Rock & Roll (Part 2)," was convicted for sex offenses during the 1970s and '80s against three girls between the ages of 8 and 13.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:19

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:19

The Citadel at the heart of the Kurdish city of Erbil has been inhabited for six millennia. Now, amid war and destruction, it's undergoing a much-needed restoration and upgrade of city services.

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It Kills Germs For Up To Six Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:11

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.

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It Kills Germs For Up To 6 Hours. Can It Wipe Out Ebola?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:11

Zylast is a hand sanitizer that offers protection far longer than alcohol-based products or chlorine solution. That's why USAID has named it one of its "Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge" winners.

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Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:00

Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.

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Bangladeshi-American Blogger Hacked To Death In Dhaka

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 06:00

Avijit Roy's writings denounced fundamentalist thought and earned him death threats from Islamist groups. His wife, Rafida Ahmed, who was with him during the attack Thursday, was severely wounded.

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9 People Found Dead In Southern Missouri

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:28

Police say a gunman is among those who died following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night.

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9 People Found Dead In Southern Missouri

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:28

Police say a gunman is among those who died following a series of shootings in multiple locations Thursday night.

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5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:09

Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are

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5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 05:09

Millions of Americans might not be able to afford insurance if the Supreme Court rules the government erred in making subsidies available in all states. Arguments are

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Congress Will Vote On Homeland Security; Agency's Funding Ends Tonight

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:48

Both the House and Senate are expected to vote on bills to fund the DHS Friday, with the Senate possibly giving its support to House Republicans' idea of funding the agency for three weeks.

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