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A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

15 min 58 sec ago

Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.

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Why Is North Korea Freaked Out About The Threat Of Ebola?

30 min 45 sec ago

Fear of the virus has prompted Pyongyang to ban tourism and quarantine all foreigners. It's a curious stance since the Hermit Kingdom has plenty of more pressing health woes.

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After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

49 min 26 sec ago

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

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Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

57 min 26 sec ago

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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With Reports Of Doping, World Marathon Majors Postpones Awards Ceremony

1 hour 52 min ago

Rita Jeptoo, the accomplished marathoner who holds the course record at Boston, has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance. The Majors said it's awaiting a decision by the governing body.

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Seeing Red During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

3 hours 42 min ago

Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn't helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it's way past time for a change.

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Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

4 hours 22 min ago

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements

4 hours 58 min ago

The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.

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No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

4 hours 59 min ago

The French town of Vendargues has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

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The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

5 hours 2 min ago

Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.

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The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

6 hours 26 sec ago

Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.

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Israel Reopens Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem To Worshippers

6 hours 3 min ago

The Temple Mount, sacred to both Muslims and Jews, was closed Thursday following the attempted assassination of a right-wing Jewish activist. More than 1,000 security personnel have been deployed.

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Burkina Faso's Military Takes Power After President Resigns

7 hours 26 sec ago

Blaise Campaore, who ruled the West African country for 27 years after he seized power in a coup, agreed to resign after riots in the capital demanding his ouster.

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Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

8 hours 15 min ago

The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.

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50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

8 hours 59 min ago

Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?

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Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt

9 hours 1 min ago

Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.

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Three Cheers For The Instant Replay

10 hours 18 min ago

The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — not because it makes the game more fair, but more fun.

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In An Online, On-Demand Age, Reruns Are Getting Redefined

11 hours 5 min ago

FX's new digital platform,Simpson's World features all 25 years' worth of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.

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Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

11 hours 5 min ago

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

11 hours 5 min ago

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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