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VA And Military Health Care Are Separate, Yet Often Confused

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:17

The health systems serving veterans and military members are different. But both are being scrutinized closely amid allegations of access and quality problems.

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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:10

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.

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Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:08

Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.

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New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

Fri, 2014-05-30 09:03

Charter schools have lifted test scores and graduation rates in New Orleans, but racial disparities remain a problem as charters are given responsibility for nearly all the city's children.

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Democrats Plan Ad Buys In Some Rather Blue Places

Fri, 2014-05-30 08:03

Part of the $44 million that House Democrats plan to spend on TV ads this fall is allocated to places like California, Illinois and Massachusetts.

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Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

Fri, 2014-05-30 07:57

VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.

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Dengue Fever 101: How Serious Is This Disease?

Fri, 2014-05-30 07:38

The odds are that a victim will recover. But the mosquito-borne virus can be incredibly painful. It's also a growing health concern around the globe and has even been spotted in the United States.

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VA Secretary Apologizes For 'Indefensible' Treatment Delays

Fri, 2014-05-30 07:04

Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.

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In Historic First, Native American Brothers Win Lacrosse Trophy

Fri, 2014-05-30 06:34

Despite the sport's Native American roots, a Native had never won the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor — until Thursday. Miles and Lyle Thompson became its first co-winners.

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Tsarnaev Friend Accused Of Impeding Boston Bombing Investigation

Fri, 2014-05-30 06:34

Khairullozhon Matanov lied and destroyed evidence about his contacts with the Tsarnaev brothers in the immediate aftermath of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, according to an indictment.

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VA Chief Eric Shinseki Resigns Post, Obama Announces

Fri, 2014-05-30 06:15

Shinseki has resigned his post, President Obama says, hours after the embattled head of Veterans Affairs said he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care network.

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National Spelling Bee: Rare Co-Champions, And A Star Online

Fri, 2014-05-30 04:34

For the first time in 52 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns two winners, after the final two competitors exhausted the word list. Another speller won fans with his high energy.

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Shelly Sterling: LA Clippers Will Be Sold To Steve Ballmer For $2 Billion

Fri, 2014-05-30 03:26

Before a sale to the former Microsoft Corp. chief is official, it would require approval from the NBA's Board of Governors and the backing of Donald Sterling, the team's majority owner.

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Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker

Thu, 2014-05-29 23:04

Growing up moving from farm to farm, Storm Reyes had to pack lightly. That meant no books. She felt hopeless about the future, until one day, a bookmobile appeared in the fields and changed her life.

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Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

Thu, 2014-05-29 23:03

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.

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Anatomy Of A Dance Hit: Why We Love To Boogie With Pharrell

Thu, 2014-05-29 23:01

There are songs that just make people want to get up and shake their booty. Why? Scientists say the most enticing rhythms have something missing — beats that your body can't help but fill in.

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'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times'

Thu, 2014-05-29 19:33

In an interview with NPR, The New York Times' new executive editor, Dean Baquet, said Jill Abramson was fired because of her failed relationship with the publisher and with senior editors.

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After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

Thu, 2014-05-29 16:39

ISEE-3, launched in 1978 to study solar wind, was "borrowed" for a comet mission a few years later and virtually lost. A group of space enthusiasts say they've managed to reestablish contact.

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No Hunch Here: Richard III Suffered From Scoliosis Instead

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:20

Shakespeare described the 15th century British king as "deformed, unfinish'd," and a hunchback. A 3-D model of his spine reveals that Richard had developed severe curvature of the spine as a teen.

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'No Evidence' Snowden Raised Concerns While At NSA

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:04

The National Security Agency says it has only one email exchange between the former contractor and the NSA's legal branch — concerning a technical issue.

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