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Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

Wed, 2015-05-06 12:55

Some hospitals are using a remote command center to keep an eye on ICU patients. This brings the expertise of a major medical center to rural hospitals — and may help keep the rural centers open.

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Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. Is That A Good Way To Give?

Wed, 2015-05-06 12:51

The earthquake has prompted hundreds of people to set up online campaigns. They've raised hundreds of thousands, often for groups based in Nepal. What do charity watchdogs make of all this?

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Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us

Wed, 2015-05-06 12:47

Near a field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, scientists discovered the DNA of microbes that seem to be primitive archaea, but with a lot more genes — typical of complicated creatures.

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Las Vegas: Betting On New Teachers But Coming Up Short

Wed, 2015-05-06 12:19

The crowded and fast-growing district is facing a severe teacher shortage.

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Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

Wed, 2015-05-06 12:19

Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.

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NFL Report: 'More Probable Than Not' That Patriots Workers Tampered With Footballs

Wed, 2015-05-06 11:08

After weeks of investigation, a 243-page report says quarterback Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware" that the team was using under-inflated footballs.

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Fed Chair Yellen's Warning Adds To Recent Market Jitters

Wed, 2015-05-06 10:33

Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen warned about "potential dangers."

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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Wed, 2015-05-06 10:27

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.

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Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

Wed, 2015-05-06 10:03

If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.

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Bollywood Star Salman Khan Convicted In Hit-And-Run Case

Wed, 2015-05-06 09:25

Khan, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison for driving while drunk over a group of people sleeping on a sidewalk in 2002, killing one of them. He was granted bail until Friday.

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Maryland Governor Lifts State Of Emergency In Baltimore

Wed, 2015-05-06 08:43

Gov. Larry Hogan said all of the National Guard troops and state police called in April 27 to restore order in Baltimore have been withdrawn. The unrest began after the funeral of Freddie Gray.

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The Race Where Race Didn't Matter

Wed, 2015-05-06 08:34

The Staten Island prosecutor at the center of the investigation into the death of Eric Garner easily won election to Congress as a Republican. He replaces disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.

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Vatican Affirms Plan To Make Missionary Junipero Serra A Saint

Wed, 2015-05-06 07:55

The choice of Serra, whom the church sees as an evangelist, has drawn criticism over his role in the California mission system of the 18th century.

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4 Hot-Button Kids' Books From The '50s

Wed, 2015-05-06 07:18

Mostly forgotten or out of print, these picture books triggered conversations about integration.

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Clinton Charms DREAMers On Immigration

Wed, 2015-05-06 06:54

Speaking in Las Vegas, she said it was time to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally and that she could go "even further" than Obama's controversial executive actions.

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Baltimore Mayor Asks Feds To Investigate Police Department

Wed, 2015-05-06 06:41

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she has already started reforming the police department, but she said "more needs to be done."

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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

Wed, 2015-05-06 06:24

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.

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Afghan Judge Sentences 4 Men To Death Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Wed, 2015-05-06 05:04

The brutal death of Farkhunda was captured on video and prompted outcry over violence against women in the country. It resulted in a rare conviction. Eighteen other defendants were freed, however.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot May Have Rehearsed Crash On Earlier Flight, Report Finds

Wed, 2015-05-06 02:57

A report finds that Andreas Lubitz set the altitude dial to 100 ft. several times during his outbound flight, leading investigators to believe that he was practicing for the crash.

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California Regulators Adopt Unprecedented Water Restrictions

Wed, 2015-05-06 02:37

Californians face a mandated 25 percent reduction in water use, after they failed to meet previous goals. The new restrictions will take effect in the summer months.

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