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Taking Statins May Make People Less Physically Active

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:27

Millions of people are taking statins to reduce their cholesterol. But people on statins exercise less and sit more, a study finds. And that's a health risk for heart disease and many other ailments.

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Human Or Machine? AI Experts Reportedly Pass The 'Turing Test'

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:16

A program by two Russian artificial intelligence experts is said to have passed the iconic test by fooling a group of judges into thinking they were talking to a 13-year-old boy.

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Audit Reveals Vast Scale Of VA Waitlist Issues

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

Before former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, he ordered an audit of the VA system, hoping to find how many hospitals were lying about wait times. The audit found that approximately 100,000 veterans are waiting too long for care at the VA.

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In Las Vegas Shootings, Some Suspect Roots In Anti-Government Militias

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

A married couple apparently killed two police officers and another woman in Las Vegas. The husband and wife, also killed in the shooting, appear to have held anti-government and anti-law enforcement views.

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With New Order, Obama Aims To Combat Student Debt Pressures

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

President Obama is signing an executive order Monday, which will expand a loan forgiveness program for college debt. NPR's Mara Liasson looks at the program and the political salience of the issue.

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In A Landmark First, An AI Program Fools The Turing Test

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

In an artificial intelligence breakthrough, a computer program has become the first to pass the Turing Test, according to scholars in England. Designed by Alan Turing, the test is meant to distinguish machines from humans in a series of natural language conversations. This program fooled humans into believing it was a 13-year-old boy.

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Despite Details Of Bergdahl's Captivity, Answers Stay Scattered

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

As Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recovers in a Germany hospital, details continue to emerge about his captivity, the circumstances of his initial disappearance and the effect his release has had on the military.

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One Week A Prime Minister: The Short Story Of Libya's Former Leader

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

Libya faces some of its most serious upheaval since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. No one knows that more than the prime minister who wasn't even in office a week before being forced out Monday.

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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:03

Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?

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Sandwich Monday: Taco Bell's Quesarito

Mon, 2014-06-09 11:05

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the brand new creation from Taco Bell labs, the Quesarito. It's a quesadilla combined with a burrito.

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Obama Signs Order Easing Student Loan Payments

Mon, 2014-06-09 09:25

The executive action will expand the number of students whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes.

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Fruit Juice Vs. Soda? Both Beverages Pack In Sugar, Health Risks

Mon, 2014-06-09 09:23

Juice seems more natural and healthful than soda because it comes from fruit. But a study found that fruit juices have almost as much fructose as soda, which may make them just as unhealthful for you.

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In Oregon, End Of Life Orders Help People Avoid The ICU

Mon, 2014-06-09 09:19

Most people don't want to die in the hospital hooked up to machines, but it can be hard to make those wishes known. A doctor's order with more force than an advance directive can help, a study finds.

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When A Killer Comes From Your Family

Mon, 2014-06-09 09:09

Mass killings carried out by disturbed young people are frightening for the public. Along with the grief of victims' families, we explore how families of the killers deal with the trauma.

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An 'Integrity Problem' at Veterans Affairs?

Mon, 2014-06-09 08:58

How can the Department of Veterans Affairs recover after its scandal? The Cato Institute's Michael Cannon and Ed Dorn, former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, offer suggestions.

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Audit Finds 13 Percent Of VA Schedulers Told To Falsify Data

Mon, 2014-06-09 08:54

The agency's audit also found that more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at Veterans Affairs facilities more than 90 days after requesting them.

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'Digital Deadly Sins': The Morality Of Our Digital Obsessions

Mon, 2014-06-09 08:11

Envy, pride, lust and the rest ... a new interactive explores the shifting morality of our always-connected lives.

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Fashion For The Germophobe

Mon, 2014-06-09 07:13

In these pre-apocalyptic times, fashion seems to be tilting toward safety and protection. Can frou-frou flak jackets be far behind?

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Ladies And Gentlemen, Silence Please, For Sir Mix-A-Lot

Mon, 2014-06-09 07:04

A version of the hit "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Seattle Symphony drew a large crowd of dancers to the stage this weekend.

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Supreme Court Rules Some Kids Must Restart Immigration Process At Age 21

Mon, 2014-06-09 06:53

If children turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is still pending, that means some have to go to the back of the line and start all over.

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