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Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:06

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.

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This One Is Worth Watching: New Zealand Retirees Join 'Happy' Meme

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:50

Yes, they've jumped on the bandwagon months after the fad peaked, but the video is still cute and will pick you up.

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White House Threatens More Russia Sanctions, As Kerry Decries Rebels In Ukraine

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:02

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to use its "considerable influence" to give investigators access to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

Tue, 2014-07-29 08:00

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.

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Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi

Tue, 2014-07-29 07:54

Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.

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NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit

Tue, 2014-07-29 06:55

The settlement, which a judge has to approve, also calls for a change in the way schools handle concussions, including when players can return to play following such injuries.

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Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Tue, 2014-07-29 05:55

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

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Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One

Tue, 2014-07-29 05:39

After graduation, a group of college students landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, they will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

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White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

Tue, 2014-07-29 04:48

The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

Tue, 2014-07-29 03:47

It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heatstroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.

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China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation

Tue, 2014-07-29 03:42

Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.

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Israel's Prime Minister Says Gaza War Could Be 'Prolonged'

Tue, 2014-07-29 03:15

Benjamin Netanyahu called the operation in Gaza justified and asked Israeli citizens to prepare for a long conflict.

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Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.

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Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.

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U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.

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For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

The ex-military photographer known only as Caesar took some of the images, which show thousands of dead regime opponents. Syria says they're fake; U.S. officials say they may be proof of war crimes.

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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Zillow To Buy Rival Real Estate Site Trulia

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two websites represent more than 60 percent of the total Internet traffic for real estate listings.

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Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

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