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American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:39

After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.

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White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:09

The Obama administration is slapping stronger sanctions on Russia. The sanctions — which target key sectors of the Russian economy, including finance and defense — come as a response to Moscow's alleged involvement in Ukraine. The move comes on the same day that the European Union announced sanctions of its own.

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Former Va. Gov. McDonnell's Trial Opens With Claims Of 'Poisoned' Marriage

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:09

The public corruption trial is now underway for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. In dramatic opening arguments, lawyers described the McDonnells' marriage as a shambles. For more on the trial's start, Ari Shapiro turns to Jeff Schapiro, who is covering it for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:09

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is introducing a bill to overhaul the way the National Security Agency collects telephone data under the Patriot Act.

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White House Accuses Moscow Of Violating Landmark Arms Control Deal

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:09

The Obama administration is accusing Russia of testing a banned cruise missile, thus violating a long-standing treaty that helped put an end to the Cold War. To learn more about the situation, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

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Beijing Begins Apparent Corruption Probe Into High-Level Official

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:09

China has begun investigations into one of the country's senior politicians. Zhou Yongkang was a former domestic security chief, and he's suspected of "serious disciplinary violations."

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One Gaza Family Observes A Grim Holiday In Wartime

Tue, 2014-07-29 12:09

The Eid festival, which celebrates the end of Ramadan, serves as a time for visiting relatives and exchanging gifts. But one family's holiday in Gaza traces the death and displacement wrought by the war between Hamas and Israel.

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Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

Tue, 2014-07-29 11:28

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.

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Jury Awards Former Gov. Ventura Nearly $2 Million In Defamation Case

Tue, 2014-07-29 11:11

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said his reputation had been damaged by an account of a fight in a book. In a split verdict, a federal jury agreed with him.

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Court Orders Seizure Of $100 Million Oil Shipment

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:32

A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of oil from Kurdistan was cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard to unload, but a judge has agreed with Iraq's central government that the oil belongs to them.

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Widely Used Insecticides Are Leaching Into Midwest Rivers

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:23

Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.

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Fist Bumps Pass Along Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:16

That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn't the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fists?

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Chances Are Pretty Good That's A Bill Collector Calling

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:11

About 77 million adults in the U.S. have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute.

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Report Says Big Changes Are Needed In How Doctors Are Trained

Tue, 2014-07-29 10:06

We spend $15 billion a year training doctors but end up with a medical workforce that doesn't meet the nation's health care needs, according to an Institute of Medicine Report.

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This One Is Worth Watching: New Zealand Retirees Join 'Happy' Meme

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:50

Yes, they've jumped on the bandwagon months after the fad peaked, but the video is still cute and will pick you up.

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White House Threatens More Russia Sanctions, As Kerry Decries Rebels In Ukraine

Tue, 2014-07-29 09:02

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to use its "considerable influence" to give investigators access to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

Tue, 2014-07-29 08:00

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.

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Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi

Tue, 2014-07-29 07:54

Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.

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NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit

Tue, 2014-07-29 06:55

The settlement, which a judge has to approve, also calls for a change in the way schools handle concussions, including when players can return to play following such injuries.

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Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Tue, 2014-07-29 05:55

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

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