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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Reportedly Will Step Down

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:39

The head of the Food and Drug Administration has been on the job for six years and presided over such controversial decisions as relaxing age restrictions on the Plan B contraceptive.

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Dude, Why Is There A Cow In The Back Of Your Cab?

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:22

Author Chris Guillebeau has visited every U.N.-recognized country in the world. He's seen taxi-riding cows, a Mongolian version of Uber and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of places.

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Al-Qaida in Yemen Says U.S. Drone Strike Killed Senior Cleric

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:11

A prominent presence in the Al-Qaida in Yemen organization, Sheik Harith al-Nadhari was among those who praised the recent attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Teachers

Thu, 2015-02-05 04:03

In our 50 Great Teachers project, we're telling stories of great teachers. Here are some from our own lives.

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U.S. And NATO Seek New Ways To Help Secure Ukraine's Border

Thu, 2015-02-05 03:22

"Clearly what we see is that conditions in eastern Ukraine have to change," NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove tells NPR's Renee Montagne.

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Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

Thu, 2015-02-05 01:04

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Supporters Say Imprisioned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Thu, 2015-02-05 00:03

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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Gotcha: Satellites Help Strip Seafood Pirates Of Their Booty

Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Most of the seafood Americans eat is imported; a lot of that is illegally caught. Now, environmentalists are using satellites to track pirate vessels on the high seas and help crack down on the trade.

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A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

Wed, 2015-02-04 23:51

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Wed, 2015-02-04 23:05

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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Hackers Strike Health Insurer Anthem, Inc.

Wed, 2015-02-04 22:26

The country's second-biggest health insurer says hackers obtained personal information such as names, birthdates and social security numbers of policyholders. No credit card data was compromised.

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Measles + Low Vaccination Rates = Big Headaches For Schools

Wed, 2015-02-04 15:30

California allows parents to opt out of vaccination requirements. Amid Southern California's measles outbreak, many schools are struggling with how best to deal with students who aren't vaccinated.

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Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

Wed, 2015-02-04 14:26

News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."

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Toll In Taiwan's TransAsia Crash Rises To 25

Wed, 2015-02-04 14:09

TransAsia Flight 235 was carrying 58 people, 31 of them from China, when it crashed into the shallow Keelung River in Taipei shortly after takeoff on Wednesday.

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NBC's Brian Williams Admits His Helicopter Took No Fire In Iraq

Wed, 2015-02-04 13:46

The NBC Nightly News anchor and his network have for years claimed he was aboard the chopper that was hit and forced down by enemy fire in 2003. Williams now says he made a mistake.

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In Detroit, Jeb Bush Makes A Campaign Must-Stop

Wed, 2015-02-04 13:43

While he hasn't declared his 2016 candidacy yet, the former Florida governor spoke Wednesday at a preferred venue for presidential candidates.

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FCC Proposal Would Regulate Internet Like A Public Utility

Wed, 2015-02-04 13:27

Supporters of the move say it's the best way to guarantee so-called net neutrality. Opponents believe meddlesome regulators will impose intrusive new rules on Internet service.

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Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Wed, 2015-02-04 13:11

Researchers say they've discovered a way to jump-start fat burning by switching on the digestion process without the presence of food. So far, it has only been tested in mice.

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Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won't Vaccinate

Wed, 2015-02-04 13:08

The pressure, doctors say, is mostly coming from other parents who don't want their infants exposed to measles, whooping cough or other serious illness in the pediatric waiting room.

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