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A Case Of Mistaken Identity Sends Healthy Boy To An Ebola Ward

Tue, 2014-12-09 10:20

An ambulance in Sierra Leone is sent out to pick up a suspected patient. But after two wrong turns and several stops for directions, it arrives at the home of a 14-year-old boy with no signs of Ebola.

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Argentina: Where Cash Is King And Robberies Are On The Rise

Tue, 2014-12-09 10:19

With spiraling inflation and a distrust in banks after the country's 2001 default, Argentines are keeping more cash on hand. And that means robbery rates are spiraling, too.

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NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Taken To Hospital After Car Crash

Tue, 2014-12-09 09:48

The player's truck flipped several times on a bridge close to his team's stadium in downtown Charlotte. His injuries are reportedly not life-threatening.

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Wellness At Work Often Comes With Strings Attached

Tue, 2014-12-09 09:43

A group of CEOs wants the Obama administration to backtrack on efforts to regulate workplace wellness. The programs have ballooned in popularity, but there's little evidence they work.

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'Ebola Must Go' — And So Must Prejudice Against Survivors

Tue, 2014-12-09 09:28

Liberia has started a campaign to get communities more involved in stopping Ebola. But even in the town handpicked to launch the campaign, a family of survivors has been ostracized.

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Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Tue, 2014-12-09 08:27

Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee released a report saying the CIA misled higher-ups and didn't accurately describe its post-Sept. 11 interrogation tactics. The CIA disputes the findings.

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Obama: CIA's 'Harsh Methods' Inconsistent With Values, National Security

Tue, 2014-12-09 07:34

Earlier, GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Saxby Chambliss said the release of the Senate's report on the CIA's interrogations practices "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."

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'Obamacare' Expert Apologizes For Remarks On Law's Creation

Tue, 2014-12-09 07:13

MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.

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World Food Program Resumes Food Aid For Syrian Refugees

Tue, 2014-12-09 06:11

The U.N. organization said that after it suspended a food-voucher program earlier this month, individuals, the private sector and governments stepped in to raise the money.

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Live Blog: Senate Expected To Release Long-Held CIA Torture Report

Tue, 2014-12-09 04:19

The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report's release has been controversial

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Chuck Hagel Lands In Iraq To Meet With Officials

Tue, 2014-12-09 02:41

Hagel is the first secretary of defense to visit the country since President Obama ended American combat involvement in Iraq in 2011.

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Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.

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At University Of Virginia, Efforts Born Of Discredited Story Go On

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

"People within the fraternity life feel wronged," says a University of Virginia fraternity member about a discredited news article. But as educator on sexual assault, he knows the problem is real.

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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

No one knows how long they will live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need in order to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.

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Mistaken Identities Plague Lab Work With Human Cells

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

A line of immortal cells, supposedly from a breast cancer patient, turned out to be from a type of skin cancer. The mix-up wasn't discovered until experiments around the world had been contaminated.

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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

Tue, 2014-12-09 01:00

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Mon, 2014-12-08 23:49

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

Mon, 2014-12-08 23:35

An NPR probe finds many U.S. nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to stem agitation in dementia patients — despite FDA warnings. Find out here how your local nursing home compares.

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NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

Mon, 2014-12-08 17:09

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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Justice Department Vows To Fight States That Violate Indian Child Welfare Law

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:21

Attorney General Eric Holder says the department is adding attorneys and resources to bring states in line with 36-year-old law.

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