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South Korea's MERS Crisis Exposes Public Distrust Of Leaders

Thu, 2015-06-04 23:35

In a fast-changing health crisis, South Korea's government is holding back key data amid calls for more openness. That's only adding to growing doubt that leaders can handle the situation.

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Broke And Barred From Bankruptcy, Puerto Rico Seeks Outside Cash

Thu, 2015-06-04 23:32

It's been called the "Greece of the Caribbean." Puerto Rico is more than $72 billion in debt. But because it's not a state, it can't use bankruptcy protection to help it restructure its debt.

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University of North Carolina Charged With Five 'Level 1' Violations By NCAA

Thu, 2015-06-04 16:33

The NCAA has been looking into the case for several years, after allegations of widespread grade inflation for student athletes at the school.

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Massive Data Breach Puts 4 Million Federal Employees' Records At Risk

Thu, 2015-06-04 15:22

The Office of Personnel Management says it's notifying current and former employees whose personally identifiable information may have been compromised.

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Viral Superspreader? How One Man Triggered A Deadly MERS Outbreak

Thu, 2015-06-04 15:03

In the past week, cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome have more than tripled in South Korea. Researchers now have a clue to why the outbreak has grown so large, so quickly.

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Trader Joe's Ex-President Opens Store With Aging Food And Cheap Meals

Thu, 2015-06-04 14:25

Would you buy groceries with a shorter shelf life if they were sold at a steep discount? Doug Rauch will test the idea at a new grocery store stocked with food donated by wholesalers and markets.

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NYPD's Union Rift Confronted By A Wider Shift In Leadership Style

Thu, 2015-06-04 14:01

The force's union faces a serious upcoming election challenge. Opponents of incumbent President Patrick Lynch say it's time for a new dialogue with city leaders and the public.

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Lightning Hope Lesson Was Learned In Opening Game Loss To Blackhawks

Thu, 2015-06-04 13:51

Chicago took advantage of late-game lapses to win in game one. Tampa Bay knows it has to keep the pressure on to bounce back in game two of the Stanley Cup finals.

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Warriors Run Away From Cavaliers In Overtime To Take Game 1 Of NBA Finals

Thu, 2015-06-04 13:07

Golden State's 108-100 victory came despite 44 points from Cleveland's LeBron James. Kyrie Irving added 23 for the Cavaliers but limped off the court with two minutes left in the game.

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EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

Thu, 2015-06-04 12:32

The report says there are few incidents of tainted water given the number of wells. Energy companies agree. Environmentalists accuse the industry of undue influence over the study.

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In A First For Online Media, Gawker Writers Join Union

Thu, 2015-06-04 11:53

One of the site's writers says organizing the workers is a sign the digital media are growing up. The CEO says he's pleased with vote.

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Bergdahl Hearing Postponed Until September

Thu, 2015-06-04 11:48

The hearing that will decide whether the U.S. Army sergeant accused of desertion will face a court martial has been pushed back from July to September.

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Sexual Violence Against Children Is A Global Problem But Few Get Help

Thu, 2015-06-04 11:37

Young people in seven developing countries were interviewed about past sexual violence. On average, more than 1 in 4 girls and more than 1 in 10 boys reported abuse.

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A Raft Capsizes; Can Spanish Rescuers Reach Everyone In Time?

Thu, 2015-06-04 11:13

Eleven African migrants were squeezed into a tiny rubber raft attempting to travel the nine miles from Morocco to Spain. NPR's Lauren Frayer joins Spanish rescuers responding to the distress call.

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Ukraine's President Warns Of Russian Invasion

Thu, 2015-06-04 10:59

Petro Poroshenko, addressing parliament, said there is a "colossal threat" of an upsurge in attacks by pro-Russia separatists and a "full-scale invasion" by Moscow's forces.

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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

Thu, 2015-06-04 10:41

Drought-stricken Central Valley farmers are pointing fingers at the Sacramento Delta, where water still flows reliably. There's more pressure than ever to change a long-standing water rights system.

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How Many Viruses Have Infected You?

Thu, 2015-06-04 10:02

Most tests for viruses aim to detect only one or two. But researchers can now check a drop of blood for antibodies to hundreds of viruses, tracing the history of a lifetime of infections, old and new.

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Burst Oil Pipeline In California Severely Corroded, Investigators Say

Thu, 2015-06-04 09:36

Preliminary findings show that almost half of a section of pipeline that ruptured last month near Santa Barbara was worn away.

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Placenta Pills Gain Fans Among New Moms, But Benefits Are Elusive

Thu, 2015-06-04 09:18

If Kim Kardashian and Mayim Bialik do it, is it good for you? Pills made from a woman's placenta are being promoted for postpartum depression. But there's no evidence that it helps, a review finds.

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Newly Identified 'Hellboy' Dinosaur Sported Unique Horns, Scientists Say

Thu, 2015-06-04 08:16

The new species, a close relative of Triceratops that was discovered in Alberta, Canada, has large horns above the eyes and a crown-like frill.

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