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Letters About Dense Breasts Can Lead To More Questions Than Answers

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:57

Nearly half the states in the U.S. require that women be notified if mammograms detect that they have dense breasts. Critics say the information raises anxiety more than it improves care.

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With Quad Cork 1800, Snowboarding Twists To New Heights

Thu, 2015-04-16 06:39

If you're new to this area of winter sports, we'll reassure you: the Quad Cork 1800 is not a drink. Billy Morgan is being hailed as a hero for pulling off a trick that some had thought impossible.

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Vatican Ends Scrutiny Of U.S. Nuns

Thu, 2015-04-16 05:53

It's an abrupt conclusion to a five-year doctrinal overhaul of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the main umbrella group for nuns in the U.S., that began in 2012.

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Throwback Thursday: Reagan Announces Run For President

Thu, 2015-04-16 04:03

Imagine a time when presidential candidates declared just two months before Iowa. Flashback to 1979 when Ronald Reagan announced. It's not just timing that's shifted, so has the culture.

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South Korea President Promises To Raise Sewol Ferry, One Year After Tragedy

Thu, 2015-04-16 03:43

Speaking on the first anniversary of a catastrophe that killed 304 people, President Park Geun-hye has pledged to salvage the Sewol ferry.

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Ocean Search Area For Lost Malaysian Airliner Is Set To Double

Thu, 2015-04-16 02:51

It's been more than a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost with 239 people on board. Officials now say they'll double the already huge search area to 46,000 square miles next month.

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In Record Drought, Calif. Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Thu, 2015-04-16 01:06

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.

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Hacked Touchscreen Voting Machine Raises Questions About Election Security

Thu, 2015-04-16 01:03

Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as "abcde." As more voting goes automated, more concerns are being raised.

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Hope Builds For Islanders Displaced In Shameful Chapter Of U.K. History

Wed, 2015-04-15 23:59

Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the '70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.

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A North Dakota Family Breaks The Silence On Gay Marriage

Wed, 2015-04-15 23:51

Author Melanie Hoffert grew up gay in rural America, where coming out was difficult. But that hasn't stopped her family from having a frank and challenging conversation about same-sex marriage.

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How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

Wed, 2015-04-15 23:51

The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.

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Tylenol Might Dull Emotional Pain, Too

Wed, 2015-04-15 23:49

People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It's one of several studies suggesting that there's an overlap with pain and other feelings.

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An American Journalist Explains Why He Had To Flee Iraq

Wed, 2015-04-15 23:46

Ned Parker has covered Iraq for more than a decade. But the Reuters bureau chief abruptly left the country last week after a report of human rights abuses prompted threats from a Shiite paramilitary.

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Nut So Fast, Kind Bars: FDA Smacks Snacks On Health Claims

Wed, 2015-04-15 14:37

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Kind about the labeling of its fruit-and-nut snack bars. It argues that the bars contain too much fat to bear the label "healthy" printed on the wrapper.

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Street Food No More: Bug Snacks Move To Store Shelves In Thailand

Wed, 2015-04-15 13:52

Many Thais, and others around the world, eat insects. An entrepreneur is trying to grow the market in Thailand by bringing deep-fried insects off the street and into convenience and gourmet shops.

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Why Knuckles Crack

Wed, 2015-04-15 12:59

A little MRI video seems to settle the decades-old debate about that loud pop of the joints: It's all about bubbles. But imagine an air bag inflating, not the bursting of a balloon.

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New Discovery Of World's Oldest Tools

Wed, 2015-04-15 12:43

Researchers in Kenya uncover tools dated to 3.3 million years ago, long before the first humans, as we know them, walked the Earth.

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Former FBI Agent Speaks Out: 'I Was Not Protected'

Wed, 2015-04-15 11:38

Robyn Gritz investigated major national security threats, but says the FBI drummed her out of a job after she fell out of favor with her supervisors. She went on to sell cosmetics and answer phones.

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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Wed, 2015-04-15 10:49

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.

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Dog Team Races To Rescue Lost Hiker In The Himalayas

Wed, 2015-04-15 10:34

A 47-year-old man disappeared 11 days ago on a popular trail. The weather is so bad that helicopters can't help. His only chance of survival is via a small search team with four dogs.

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