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Forget 10,000 Steps. For Happy Knees, 6,000 Will Do It

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:28

People are often told to walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy. But if your goal is to avoid being crippled by knee arthritis, just 6,000 a day will to it, a study finds. And 3,000 is a good start.

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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 08:10

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they've long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.

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President George H.W. Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday With Parachute Jump

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:48

The former president had vowed on his 85th birthday that he would repeat a parachute jump on his 90th. Today's jump was his eighth.

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New Jersey Ambulance Companies Take Medicare For A Ride

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 07:05

The Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient. A crackdown is set to start, but at one big dialysis center, ambulances remain everywhere.

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British Court Blocks All-Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:42

The Court of Appeal ruled that while the core of the trial can be held in secret, portions of it must be open to the public. It also allowed the suspects, known until now as AB and CD, to be named.

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Time For Kickoff: World's Attention Focused On World Cup

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 05:01

Host Brazil faces Croatia today in the first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But much of the attention in the run-up to the event has been focused on strikes, controversies and unrest.

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How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 04:09

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley founded one of the U.K.'s first software startups, run almost entirely by women. The industry still has gender inequality, but Shirley showed alternatives were possible.

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