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Playing The Odds With Statins: Heart Disease Or Diabetes?

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:55

Doctors hand out cholesterol-lowering statins like breath mints, but like any drug they come with risks. Less heart disease, sure, a slightly higher risk of diabetes, too. So what's a person to do?

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Genetic Disorder May Reveal How Statins Boost Diabetes Risk

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:54

People with a hereditary form of very high cholesterol are much less likely to get diabetes, a study finds. And that offers clues as to why cholesterol-lowering drugs sometimes raise diabetes risk.

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University Of Oklahoma Expels 2 Students Seen As Leading Racist Chant

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:23

Saying they had "created a hostile learning environment for others," University of Oklahoma President David Boren expelled two students who have been identified as the leaders of a racist chant.

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Neighbors Surprise Man By Using Sign Language; Hearts Melt

Tue, 2015-03-10 09:04

The story of how Istanbul residents learned sign language to create a special day for a neighbor has turned a Samsung ad into an international viral hit.

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The Accidental Hunter: For One Outdoorsman, Roadkill Is His Only Red Meat

Tue, 2015-03-10 08:32

When a car hits and kills a deer or other creature, Jeff Potter swoops in and recovers the meat, then feeds it to friends and family. No one has ever gotten sick, he says.

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Hillary Clinton Will Address Her Use Of Private Email While In Office

Tue, 2015-03-10 08:21

Instead of using an official account, Clinton routed her email through a server in her house in New York. She'll discuss the arrangement Tuesday afternoon.

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Wild Day In Madison Likely To Be Another Win For Gov. Walker

Tue, 2015-03-10 07:01

The latest protests in Madison could reinforce Walker's law-and-order image, at least with Wisconsinites who voted for him — and Iowa Republicans who will be voting for president early next year.

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Who Takes 3,000 Photos Of NYC's Doors?

Tue, 2015-03-10 06:48

In the mid1970s, photographer Roy Colmer cruised the streets of New York City. The result: A very particular perception of doors.

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Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

Tue, 2015-03-10 05:50

Iran's foreign minister says the letter suggests U.S. lawmakers "not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution."

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U.S. Ambassador Leaves Hospital After Attack In South Korea

Tue, 2015-03-10 03:44

"I'm walking, talking, holding my baby, hugging my wife, so I just feel really good," U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert says as he is released from doctors' care.

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3 French Star Athletes Die In Helicopter Crash In Argentina

Tue, 2015-03-10 03:13

Swimmer Camille Muffat, 25, boxer Alexis Vastine, 28, and sailor Florence Arthaud, 57, had widely different backgrounds and personalities. They had been filming a reality TV show.

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Ethiopia's Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

Tue, 2015-03-10 01:07

The movement's slow, strategic approach is a necessity in a country where one party controls almost every seat in parliament, journalists are routinely jailed and rallies are broken up by police.

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Ethiopia's Blue Party Tries To Reacquaint Nation With Dissent

Tue, 2015-03-10 01:07

The movement's slow, strategic approach is a necessity in a country where one party controls 99.8 percent of seats in parliament, journalists are routinely jailed and rallies are broken up by police.

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With Medicare Pay On The Line, Hospitals Push Harder To Please Patients

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:20

The federal government now factors patient satisfaction ratings into the rates Medicare pays hospitals. Some hospitals with lower ratings are finding it's difficult to change patients' perceptions.

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Explorers Discover Ancient Lost City In Honduran Jungle

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:19

Chris Fisher, an archaeologist who recently returned from the site of a lost city, says that some of the objects there looked as if they hadn't been touched in centuries.

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Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:18

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.

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Portugal Beckons Tourists With Sun, History And ... Slums

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:17

Forget the cathedrals and wine houses that have made Porto, Portugal, famous. A new guided tour takes visitors to back alleys and boarded-up businesses — the effects of Europe's economic crisis.

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Saudi Girls Can Now Take PE Classes, But Not Everyone's Happy

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:16

Saudi Arabia has agreed to introduce physical education for girls in its gender-segregated public schools. But there's opposition from hardliners.

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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:16

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.

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Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tue, 2015-03-10 00:14

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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