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Does It 'Suck To Be A Fat Girl'?

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:08

A recent episode of FX show Louie raised some controversial questions about women, weight and body image. Did the episode miss the mark? Our panel of writers and bloggers weigh in.

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Are India's Elections A Wake Up Call For The Diaspora?

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:07

An overwhelming win for India's conservative opposition party could profoundly change the direction of the world's largest democracy. But what do Indian Americans think?

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Nigerians Fear 'Things Are Falling Apart Right Before Their Eyes'

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:07

Five weeks after hundreds of Nigerian school girls were abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram, bomb blasts have hit two cities. Journalist Chika Oduah gives an update on the volatile situation.

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The 1,000-Year-Old Schism That Pope Francis Seeks To Heal

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:52

The Catholic and Orthodox churches split in 1054. In the Holy Land this week, the pope and Orthodox leaders will meet to try to start restoring unity. But not everyone is eager for reconciliation.

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When Doctors Play This Game, You Get Better Medical Care

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:44

Who doesn't like a contest, especially if it lets you prove that you're smarter than your peers? When doctors played a game that tests their knowledge, patients' blood pressure control improved.

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Obama: People 'Will Be Held Accountable' For Veterans Affairs Problems

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:25

Anybody found to have manipulated Veterans Affairs records "will be held accountable," President Obama said Wednesday. He also defended Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.

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Bewildered By Bilderberg

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:13

By creating a Google Alert for a mysterious meeting of the world's powerbrokers, we came to know that there is a lot we don't know.

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Japanese School Says It Won't Be Kinki Anymore

Wed, 2014-05-21 06:29

Osaka's Kinki University is named for its home region in south-central Japan. But school officials say the name is distracting to foreigners.

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GM Announces Its 30th Recall Of The Year Thus Far

Wed, 2014-05-21 06:14

A day after recalling 2.42 million vehicles, General Motors says it's recalling an additional 218,000 Chevrolet model cars. All told, the company has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles this year.

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Medicare May Be Overpaying Hospitals For Patients Who Don't Stay Long

Wed, 2014-05-21 05:29

Medicare told doctors to admit patients expected to stay in the hospital through two midnights or longer. Then Medicare said it wouldn't enforce the rules, adding to the controversy.

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Alito Halts Missouri Execution; Supreme Court To Look At Case

Wed, 2014-05-21 05:06

Justice Samuel Alito granted a stay of Russell Bucklew's execution Tuesday night. The inmate has a rare medical condition that his attorneys say makes it likely that a lethal injection could go wrong.

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Where Are The World's Positive Vibes?

Wed, 2014-05-21 04:20

The newly released "positive experience index" of 138 countries finds that people in Paraguay had the rosiest outlook (again). The U.S. made the top 20 in the annual Gallup index.

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Book News: Ray Bradbury's House Is Up For Sale

Wed, 2014-05-21 03:08

"Everyone must leave something behind," the author once wrote. Also: Philip Roth retires from sandwich eating. And Jane Fonda is writing a novel.

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So What If It's Ugly? It Just Keeps On Going ...

Wed, 2014-05-21 03:03

Thank heavens it's not pretty, not thirsty, not useful, not a bother, not nearby. It looks like a mess of rope. But, oh my, is this plant old. Really, really old.

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Egyptian Court Sentences Mubarak To 3 Years In Prison For Corruption

Wed, 2014-05-21 02:54

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons were charged with embezzling millions of dollars in public funds.

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Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors' Prisons

Wed, 2014-05-21 01:01

In 1983, the high court ruled judges can't jail someone because they're too poor to pay their fines and fees. But an NPR investigation found judges still use jail time as punishment for non-payment.

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Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear?

Tue, 2014-05-20 23:24

The recent FDA approval of an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer has ignited debate among doctors. Some say the viral test will catch cancers earlier. Others warn it increases needless biopsies.

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Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving?

Tue, 2014-05-20 23:21

Legal pot sales are growing in Colorado, and the state has a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But without a pot breathalyzer, it's hard to measure how high someone is.

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For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

Tue, 2014-05-20 23:20

Hoboken, N.J., has experienced several major floods since Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her city isn't waiting to prepare for the effects of climate change.

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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

Tue, 2014-05-20 23:20

The plastic beads in some face soaps look a lot like fish food when they end up in the water. Two states are close to banning the beads, which researchers say can spread toxins through the food chain.

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