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U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:44

The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.

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Washington, D.C., Pitches New Bridge Park As A 'Model For Social Equity'

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:19

The park, built on piers left over from an obsolete, demolished bridge, would connect two disparate parts of the city in hopes of sparking new life and knitting two communities.

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Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:18

Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can't spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn't a threat.

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California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:04

Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.

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Drop In Unemployment Raises Debate On Optimal Rate

Fri, 2014-10-17 12:04

Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there's renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve's target for joblessness should be. Some economists worry that inflation will resurface.

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Egality N'est Pas La Réalité: French Women Wage Online War On Sexism

Fri, 2014-10-17 11:39

When a company told one French feminist it was "sorry" she found its ad sexist, she decided to fight back. She's launched a website where users target sexist companies and people on social media.

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Citing Previous Rulings, Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona Gay-Marriage Ban

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:35

The decision was only four pages long and said the appeals court and the Supreme Court have given clear guidance that bans of this type are unconstitutional.

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Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:02

Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.

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Dallas Nurse With Ebola Arrives In Maryland For Treatment

Thu, 2014-10-16 21:01

Nina Pham was flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md. From there, she was being transferred to the National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Md.

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Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals to The World Series

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:23

The bash by first baseman Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco a 6-3 win, sends St. Louis home, and sets up a title matchup with the streaking Kansas City Royals.

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Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:20

Responding to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was "embarrassed" that his actions led to his discharge.

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:16

President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains "a very difficult disease to catch."

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When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You're OK

Thu, 2014-10-16 14:28

Facebook's newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster.

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Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

Thu, 2014-10-16 13:19

Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.

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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:57

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.

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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:41

The last time Venezuela tried for a seat in 2006, the United States successfully lobbied against it. The U.S. expressed disappointment about Venezuela's inclusion.

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Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed to accommodate the sharing economy.

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Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.

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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:04

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?

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Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:21

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.

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