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Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million

Wed, 2014-11-19 12:09

The Food and Drug Administration priority review voucher comes from a Canadian company that got it by developing a drug for leishmaniasis, a disease long neglected by pharmaceutical companies.

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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:07

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations of rape against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move late Tuesday, shelving a comedy special.

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With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:37

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.

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Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:33

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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Me, Myself And The Loo: A Woman's Future Can Rest On A Toilet

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:22

"My Toilet," a new photo exhibit in London, documents how commodes — or the lack of a proper one — affect the health, safety and education of girls and women around the world.

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Obama Expected To Unveil Immigration Plan On Thursday

Wed, 2014-11-19 08:17

The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday, a source familiar with the process tells NPR.

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Toilets 'R' Him: Jack Sim Wants A Potty In Every Pad

Wed, 2014-11-19 07:43

The Singapore activist created World Toilet Day in 2001, got U.N. sponsorship last year and posed for us on a toilet outdoors on a freezing day. That's how committed he is to bringing toilets to all.

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U.K. To Deny Entry To Controversial U.S. Dating Guru

Wed, 2014-11-19 07:36

The Home Office said Julien Blanc's presence wasn't conducive to the public good. Blanc, a dating coach, makes racist and derogatory references to women, and appears to condone violence toward them.

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You Can Monitor Your Baby's Vital Signs 24/7, But Should You?

Wed, 2014-11-19 07:18

A new generation of baby monitors lets new parents track their child's heartbeat and other vital signs. But they're not health devices, a pediatrician warns, and could give a false sense of security.

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WATCH: How Carbon Dioxide Travels Around The Globe

Wed, 2014-11-19 06:59

A NASA computer model visualizes in detail where carbon dioxide is released, how it moves across the globe and how it's affected by the seasons.

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Amid Scandal, Mexican First Lady Decides To Sell Mansion

Wed, 2014-11-19 05:55

The modern structure dubbed "The White House" was owned by a construction company awarded millions in government contracts. Angélica Rivera said she had "nothing to hide."

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6 Pitfalls To Avoid When Picking Insurance On The Job

Wed, 2014-11-19 04:59

Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.

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A Day After Attack, Worshippers Return To Jerusalem Synagogue

Wed, 2014-11-19 04:14

Israeli troops also razed the home of a Palestinian suspected in the attack that left five dead.

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Take The Plunge Into World Toilet Day

Wed, 2014-11-19 03:03

They say every dog has its day. So does every toilet. And that day is today: World Toilet Day.

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Historic Snow Storm Buries Western New York; Kills 5

Wed, 2014-11-19 03:03

Driven by the Lake Effect, the storm dumped up to 60 inches of snow in some areas, paralyzing an area used to huge snow totals.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

Wed, 2014-11-19 01:03

Vermont's Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president. He says Americans "do not see a party representing the working class of this country."

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Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

Tue, 2014-11-18 23:49

Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.

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No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

Tue, 2014-11-18 23:48

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.

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Alice Lee, Sister Of 'Mockingbird' Author Dies At 103

Tue, 2014-11-18 22:19

Alice Lee, the sister of the famous To Kill a Mockingbird author and an influential Alabama lawyer and church leader in her own right, died Monday at age 103.

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Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

Tue, 2014-11-18 16:51

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.

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