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Figuring Out If A Doctor Is In Your Network Can Be Perplexing

Tue, 2015-02-17 05:44

Some physicians can be in-network when working at one office but not when they are at another. Or they may belong to a medical group that is affiliated with your plan, but they don't participate.

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Carnival Parade Float Hits Power Line In Haiti; At Least 18 Dead

Tue, 2015-02-17 04:47

A power line came into contact with a crowded float during a large parade early Tuesday. Conflicting reports on the number of people killed range from 18 to 20, with dozens more wounded.

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Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration

Tue, 2015-02-17 03:26

The day before the first of President Obama's executive actions on immigration were to take effect, the new rules have been put on hold by a federal judge's ruling in south Texas.

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Pity For Penguins: They Can't Taste Their Dinner

Tue, 2015-02-17 03:03

Savory fish are a staple for penguins, but the poor birds lack the ability to taste the umami flavor of their meals. One hypothesis? The genes at play got frozen out of commission.

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Storm That Gave Southern States 1st Winter Blast Takes Aim At MidAtlantic

Tue, 2015-02-17 01:38

After weeks of snow in the Northeast, several Southern states were hit. The storm was moving into the Mid-Atlantic states Tuesday, prompting the federal government to close Washington-area offices.

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You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

Mon, 2015-02-16 23:33

They have become so complicated that, in some cases, passwords have undermined their own security intent. But experts say there is still value in keeping your digital door locked with a good password.

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So An American Comic Walks Into A Chinese Bar ...

Mon, 2015-02-16 23:31

American comics are taking the stage in China's small but growing stand-up comedy circuit. Their bi-cultural, and often bilingual, shows are a new form of cultural exchange.

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Mon, 2015-02-16 20:36

A federal judge temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration Monday, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.

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Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Oil Tanker Into River

Mon, 2015-02-16 16:49

One person was being treated for potential inhalation issues, but no other injuries were reported, according to CSX, the train company.

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Lesley Gore, Famous For Her Song 'It's My Party,' Has Died

Mon, 2015-02-16 15:35

Gore was most known for her anthem of teen angst, but her career had multiple hits, as well as an Oscar nomination.

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With Quakes Spiking, Oil Industry Is Under The Microscope In Oklahoma

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:51

Oil is big business in Oklahoma, and the industry has been a boon for many cities here. But there are concerns that techniques used for extracting oil are behind a surge in temblors in the state.

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Hygiene, Honeypots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:12

The hack of insurer Anthem is one in a string of costly cyberattacks worldwide. In Silicon Valley and beyond, startups are taking very different approaches to helping companies outsmart the attackers.

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Just 55 Miles From ISIS Control, American Expats Carry On Life As Usual

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

The city of Erbil is not far from the front lines of a war, but for Americans living in this part of northern Iraq, the conflict may feel a world away.

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Hackers Pull Off Massive Cyber Bank Heist, Stealing As Much As $1B

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Mike Riley, who covers cybersecurity for Bloomberg Businessweek, about how hackers have infiltrated over 100 banks worldwide over the past two years.

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Egypt Urges The World To Back Its Retaliation To ISIS Killings

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Egypt is conducting airstrikes on positions held by the self-declared Islamic State in Libya, in response to a video apparently showing the militants' beheading of Egyptians on the Libyan coast.

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Quiz Time! Take A Guess At These Presidential Tech Firsts

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

On Presidents Day, we consider some presidential firsts when it comes to new technologies. Play along: Who was the first president to have a telephone? How about the first to ride on a steamboat?

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Science Standards Draw Climate Change Debate Back Into Wyo. Classrooms

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

So far, 13 states have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, but elsewhere these standards are causing controversy because of what they say about climate change. In Wyoming, reports Aaron Schrank, it's a particularly touchy issue.

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As Pakistan Turns Courts Over To Military, Some Fear Revival Of Army's Power

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Pakistan is returning to an old and dreaded practice: the formation of secret military courts to try people accused of threatening the county's security.

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Hopes Soar As Drone Enthusiasts Greet New Rule Proposal

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Drone enthusiasts are generally pleased with the long-awaited regulations proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday. They had feared the government would make them go to flight school.

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Climate Scientist Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's Fate

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:00

Physicist Robert Davies worked with a classical quartet and two visual artists to create a musical performance about climate change. The music and images, he says, help the information take hold.

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