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California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:07

Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.

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At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:03

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

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CDC Says It's Monitoring 77 People Who Had Contact With Ebola Patients

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:41

Seventy-six of those were healthcare workers who had contact with the first Ebola patient. Only one had contact with the second Ebola patient.

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Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:29

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.

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Pizza Man Delivers Third-Party Option

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:27

Sean Haugh is making waves as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. He isn't the only one: Independent candidates are a factor in at least a dozen races.

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For Italy's Gay Rights Advocates, It's 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

Italy lags behind other EU states in guaranteeing equal rights for homosexuals. Gay couples have no legal recognition or adoption rights, and a bill that would make homophobia a crime has stalled.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity:Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:04

A shift in the two states are part of the cascading effects of the Supreme Court's refusal to review any appeals in same-sex marriage states in its current term.

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Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:47

In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.

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North Korea Says Thousands Of U.S. Soldiers' Remains Are At Risk

Mon, 2014-10-13 08:12

The remains of several thousand U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.

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Pistorius Should Serve 3 Years' House Arrest, Prison Official Says

Mon, 2014-10-13 07:22

At a sentencing hearing for Oscar Pistorius, a court-appointed prison social worker says the South African athlete's punishment for culpable homicide should include three years of house arrest.

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U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

Mon, 2014-10-13 06:42

As the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes on areas east and south of Kobani in Syria, new reports emerged about Turkey's role in supporting the fight against ISIS.

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A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better

Mon, 2014-10-13 06:03

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

Mon, 2014-10-13 05:19

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.

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French Economist Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize For Economics

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:28

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:03

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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LED Lights Are A 'Transformative Technology' In The Developing World

Mon, 2014-10-13 03:03

This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.

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On Front Lines Against Ebola, Training A Matter Of Life Or Death

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:25

At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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Friction Can Save Your Sandwich, And Other Tips For Better Bites

Sun, 2014-10-12 23:24

Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.

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