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Teens Dying Of Cancer Face Intensive Treatments In The Final Days

Thu, 2015-07-09 07:56

Young cancer patients are more likely to hospitalized or get chemo in the month before death than are older adults, a study finds. Talking about end of life wishes is crucial, researchers say.

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Dismissed Moderator Of Popular Reddit Section Breaks Silence

Thu, 2015-07-09 07:27

In a post on the site, r/IAmA's Victoria Taylor thanked supporters. Her dismissal this month prompted an insurrection in which moderators shut down many of the site's most popular sections.

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Iran Deal Close As Congressional Deadline Looms

Thu, 2015-07-09 07:25

If an agreement cannot be reached by midnight, Congress will double the time it takes to review the pact.

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Watch: Confederate's Descendant's Scathing Address In S.C. Flag Debate

Thu, 2015-07-09 07:01

Republican Rep. Jenny Horne lit up the House with a speech criticizing its slowness to take down the flag, saying, "I am a descendant of Jefferson Davis. OK? But that does not matter."

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India's Top Court Orders Federal Investigation Into Exam Scam

Thu, 2015-07-09 06:23

The multimillion dollar job-recruitment scam has been linked to more than 30 deaths. Hundreds of people have been arrested in connection with the Vyapam scandal.

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New Hosts To Join NPR's 'All Things Considered'

Thu, 2015-07-09 06:06

Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Kelly McEvers will join veteran hosts Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on weekdays. Michel Martin is slated to become the new weekend host.

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Greek Cabinet Meets On Proposal Amid Calls For A Compromise

Thu, 2015-07-09 04:37

Greece has until the end of today to turn in new proposals to secure a fresh bailout from its creditors. Meanwhile, there are growing calls for debt restructuring for the beleaguered country.

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U.N. Says Syria Represents Worst Refugee Crisis In 25 Years

Thu, 2015-07-09 04:37

The High Commissioner for Refugees estimates more than 4 million have fled since the start of the civil war four years ago. Another 7.6 million are believed to be internally displaced.

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FIFA Bans Former Executive Committee Member Chuck Blazer For Life

Thu, 2015-07-09 03:28

Blazer was the highest-ranking American in soccer's governing body for years, and was one of 14 FIFA figures indicted by the Justice Department in May in connection with a corruption scheme.

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From Medicine To Modern Revival: A History Of American Whiskey, In Labels

Thu, 2015-07-09 03:03

During Prohibition, booze was banned, but "medicinal" spirits weren't, a loophole whiskey makers exploited. That's just one of the tidbits a new book tracing the history of whiskey labels reveals.

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'A New Day': S.C. To Remove Confederate Flag From Capitol Grounds

Thu, 2015-07-09 02:47

Lawmakers in the state's House of Representatives backed a bill early today that would put the flag in a relic room. The vote was 94-20. Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to sign the measure into law.

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Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

Thu, 2015-07-09 01:02

The state's high court ruled that gun dealers must exercise the "highest stand of reasonable care" to keep weapons away from felons.

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Who's Still Poor? Who's Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:33

The global middle class is growing ... but slowly. (A lot of the credit goes to China.) And more than 70 percent of the world's population still falls below what would be considered "middle" income.

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Plus Size Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:27

Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.

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He Fled Sudan And Made A New Life In The U.S. So Why Go Back?

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:26

Daniel Majok Gai became a "lost boy" at age 6, eventually made it to Denver, where he managed a hub cap business and earned a college degree. Now he's determined to help heal his troubled homeland.

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:19

Carrying a child for someone unable to become pregnant can be a legal and ethical minefield. In Oregon, lenient laws and strict contracts have made surrogacy a more appealing option for women.

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Some Antidepressants May Pose Increased Risk Of Birth Defects

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:18

Some antidepressants may be riskier than others when used during pregnancy. A study found the most widely used antidepressant, sertraline, wasn't associated with birth defects.

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S.C. House Approves Removing Confederate Flag

Wed, 2015-07-08 21:52

The South Carolina House approved a bill early Thursday morning taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860.

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Facebook's New Logo Is A Visual Nod To Gender Equality

Wed, 2015-07-08 16:35

A female designer at the company updated Facebook's friend logo, placing a woman's silhouette in front of a man's.

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Medicare Plans To Pay For Voluntary End-Of-Life Counseling

Wed, 2015-07-08 16:11

The provision was politically toxic when it was first proposed in 2009. Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News says many medical groups, including the AMA, have long recommended the move.

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