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Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:33

The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.

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Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:08

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

Wed, 2014-10-01 13:07

Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.

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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:56

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:21

A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.

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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:21

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.

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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:21

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?

Wed, 2014-10-01 12:16

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

Wed, 2014-10-01 11:45

Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Wed, 2014-10-01 11:19

The efficacy of the Secret Service has come under scrutiny lately, after an armed man ran into the White House. Under pressure from lawmakers, the service's chief resigned.

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Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

Wed, 2014-10-01 10:29

Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.

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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

Wed, 2014-10-01 10:26

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

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Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

Wed, 2014-10-01 10:06

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.

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Hospital Official: Ebola Patient's Travel Not Relayed To Doctors

Wed, 2014-10-01 10:05

A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.

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Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

Wed, 2014-10-01 09:06

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

Wed, 2014-10-01 08:42

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

Wed, 2014-10-01 08:32

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.

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Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud Of It

Wed, 2014-10-01 07:52

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."

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The Message On Ebola: Don't Panic

Wed, 2014-10-01 07:31

Following the first confirmed case of an Ebola patient diagnosed with the disease after reaching U.S. soil, the Centers for Disease Control and the news media caution against an overreaction.

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5 Things We Learned From New Database Of Payments To Doctors

Wed, 2014-10-01 07:03

Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.

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