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Price Rises For Ticket To A Quicker Drug Review By FDA

Wed, 2015-08-19 11:20

A voucher that can get a drug through the Food and Drug Administration faster was created to reward companies that develop medicines for neglected diseases. The market for vouchers is heating up.

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Louis Stokes, Ohio's First African-American U.S. Congressman, Dies At 90

Wed, 2015-08-19 10:51

Stokes represented Ohio for 15 terms. He also served as chairman of the House select committee investigating the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.

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If You Spill Water On This Book, That's A Good Thing

Wed, 2015-08-19 10:19

The Drinkable Book has water filters in each page. Tear out a page, pour dirty water over it and bacteria will be killed. But is this the best way to clean up the developing world's water supply?

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Scientists Create Vomiting Machine To Learn How Norovirus Spreads

Wed, 2015-08-19 10:04

To investigate whether norovirus particles might form an infectious aerosol spray when a sick person vomits, researchers built a simulator that uses Jell-O instant pudding in explosive experiments.

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For Incoming Freshmen, Which Cultural Touchstones Are Out Of Touch?

Wed, 2015-08-19 10:01

Beloit College's annual "mindset list" aims to show professors which cultural and historical references are outdated and will supposedly bewilder incoming college students.

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White House Hires Its First Openly Transgender Staffer

Wed, 2015-08-19 08:38

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, 28, was appointed to serve as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel.

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Yvonne Craig, Best Known As 'Batgirl,' Dies At 78

Wed, 2015-08-19 07:53

She played opposite some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley. Her breakout role was in the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West.

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Ex-Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle To Plead Guilty To Paying For Sex With Minors

Wed, 2015-08-19 06:14

Fogle will also plead guilty to distributing and receiving child pornography. Fogle faces two federal charges that could carry up to 50 years in prison.

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Hackers Appear To Post Customer Data Of Affair-Enabling Website

Wed, 2015-08-19 03:50

Security analysts say the huge data dump may include the account details of more than 30 million users of AshleyMadison.com and its companion site EstablishedMen.com

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Chelsea Manning Found Guilty Of Violating Prison Rules

Wed, 2015-08-19 02:51

The Army private is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. The latest charges came after she kept magazines and an expired toothpaste.

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Family Farms Turn To Pizza To Connect With New Customers

Wed, 2015-08-19 02:07

Small farmers have been struggling for years with low commodity prices and rising production costs. But throughout the Midwest a new farm-to-table strategy is helping some farmers change that.

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Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

Wed, 2015-08-19 01:23

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hard-scrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.

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GMOs Are Becoming A Proxy For Bigger Concerns About The Food System

Wed, 2015-08-19 00:46

Social scientists and consumer researchers say the battle over GMOs isn't really about GMOs. They say GMOs have become a stand-in for what consumers really want: less processed, natural food.

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Teacher Shortage? Or Teacher Pipeline Problem?

Wed, 2015-08-19 00:40

As schools re-open across the nation, some regions are having trouble finding enough teachers to fill vacancies. But others see a big disconnect between training and the needs of districts.

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Two 'Ninjas' Attempt To Rob Store With Knife, But Cashier Had A Bigger Blade

Tue, 2015-08-18 17:11

The cashier of the Pittsburgh, Pa., convenience store, went with the sword, although he also had a gun. He said that the robbers could have easily been shot, CBS affiliate KDKA TV reports.

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Cherokee Purple: The Story Behind One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

Tue, 2015-08-18 15:27

Consumers have seed savers and amateur breeders to thank for discovering and sharing heirloom varieties of some vegetables and tomatoes like the Cherokee Purple.

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FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women's Sexual Desire

Tue, 2015-08-18 14:46

The daily pill, called Addyi, modestly increased women's interest in sex in clinical tests. The approval was praised by some women's advocates as a milestone and condemned by others as irresponsible.

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Judge Rules Two Police Officers To Be Tried For Murder Of Homeless Man

Tue, 2015-08-18 13:36

The officers were on duty when they killed James Boyd near Albuquerque, N.M. The killing was one of several incidents that drew a rebuke from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Germany's Big Port Eager For U.S.-EU Trade Deal, But Some Are Skeptical

Tue, 2015-08-18 13:33

In Hamburg, home to one of Europe's busiest ports, support for trade is fervent. But many Germans have their doubts about a proposed trans-Atlantic agreement that is expected next year.

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Ever Since The Great Recession, Zombie Houses Have Haunted New Jersey

Tue, 2015-08-18 13:33

Years after the subprime mortgage crisis, New Jersey has the nation's highest rate of zombie homes — abandoned by their former owners but not yet through foreclosure. Some sit vacant for years.

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