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VA Health Care's Chronic Ailments: Long Waits And Red Tape

Wed, 2014-06-04 11:34

Problems at the VA are not new; the system has struggled for years to deliver health care in a timely manner. Most of those enduring long waits are older vets from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

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1 Baby, 3 Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

Wed, 2014-06-04 11:27

A medical procedure uses material from three people to target problems in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that have their own DNA.

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Last Of The Navajo 'Code Talkers' Dies At 93

Wed, 2014-06-04 10:54

Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo men who used their native language to secure U.S. military communications during World War II, died of kidney failure on Wednesday.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:39

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen'

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:31

The granddaughter of a taxi driver, Letizia Ortiz is an ex-TV anchor and a divorcee, and will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne. She's also more popular than her in-laws.

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NRA Retracts Statement Calling Open Carry Rallies 'Downright Weird'

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:31

Recent remarks about carrying rifles in public reflected the opinion of a staffer, rather than the organization, the National Rifle Association says.

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The Thai Protest That's Straight From 'The Hunger Games'

Wed, 2014-06-04 08:25

The silent, three-finger salute from the smash movie and book series has been catching fire among demonstrators in a country where the military has banned most every form of protest.

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Tea Party Still Packs A Punch: How It Happened In Mississippi

Wed, 2014-06-04 07:53

Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.

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Tilting Delaware Bridge Stays Closed, Disrupting Interstate Travel

Wed, 2014-06-04 07:15

The I-495 bridge in Wilmington, Del., usually carries 90,000 vehicles per day. But it's empty now, as engineers try to discover what's causing eight support pillars to lean.

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Should There Be A University Of Politics?

Wed, 2014-06-04 07:11

Other countries provide formal training for people who want to be national leaders. Why not the U.S.?

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Germany Opens Formal Inquiry Into Tapping Of Merkel's Phone

Wed, 2014-06-04 06:26

Germany's top federal prosecutor has opened an investigation that won't focus on wide spying activities attributed to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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An Inability To Connect With Horses Isn't Why Racing Is Failing

Wed, 2014-06-04 05:58

There is a perception that Americans would rather play slot machines and watch car racing because those things are more relatable than horses. NPR's Laurel Dalrymple doesn't think that is true.

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For New College Grads, Finding Mental Health Care Can Be Tough

Wed, 2014-06-04 05:50

Finding and paying for a psychologist or psychiatrist can be difficult at any age. But young adults just making their way in the world face particular challenges.

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25 Years After Tiananmen Protests, Chinese Media Keep It Quiet

Wed, 2014-06-04 05:04

On the anniversary of the massacre that broke up pro-democracy protests, China is quashing attempts to mention the fateful date, with heavy security and online monitoring.

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What Does A Good Common Core Lesson Look Like?

Wed, 2014-06-04 04:03

You've heard the complaints — now take a close look at a top-notch lesson plan.

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Taliban Release Video Of Handoff That Freed Bergdahl

Wed, 2014-06-04 03:33

The Pentagon says there's no reason to question the authenticity of a video the Taliban released Wednesday. The exchange went smoothly, including a handshake between U.S. and Taliban representatives.

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How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

Wed, 2014-06-04 03:03

Honey is nature's gift. It's natural. Made by bees. Chocolate is the opposite, a great engineering creation that could, just possibly, just maybe, help save our planet.

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Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It

Tue, 2014-06-03 23:38

Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Tue, 2014-06-03 23:37

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

Tue, 2014-06-03 23:36

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.

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