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Power To The Health Data Geeks

Sun, 2014-06-15 23:52

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.

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Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

Sun, 2014-06-15 23:51

A few weeks ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spotted an unfamiliar moth in a shipment of organic soybeans. It was a small victory in the effort to prevent the spread of exotic pests.

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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

Sun, 2014-06-15 23:50

Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.

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Kaymer Closes Out Wire-To-Wire U.S. Open Win

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:07

The trophy Martin Kaymer won is all he needed to prove he's anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the two years he spent trying to build a complete game were worth all the skepticism.

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Medtronic To Buy Irish Medical-Device Manufacturer

Sun, 2014-06-15 22:02

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic announced Sunday night that it has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.

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Home, Food Or Health Care: A Choice Many Renters Can't Afford

Sun, 2014-06-15 13:40

As of 2012, rentals made up 35 percent of American households. Their numbers are growing, but the demand isn't easing rental rates. Many renters now pay more than 50 percent of their income on rent.

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From Resumes To Romance, Giving Young Dads The Skills To Succeed

Sun, 2014-06-15 13:11

The L.A. Fathers Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles helps fathers of all ages learn job and parenting skills to support their children.

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U.S. Faces Long Odds In First World Cup Match

Sun, 2014-06-15 12:55

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the U.S. national team's first game of the World Cup. The team faces off against Ghana in what promises to be a tough match for the Americans.

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Fighting Across Iraq Creates Fear Of Sectarian War

Sun, 2014-06-15 12:55

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Leila Fadel in Erbil, Iraq, about the advance of forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

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Pakistan Launches Large Ground Offensive Against Taliban

Sun, 2014-06-15 11:51

The offensive comes a week after a terrorist attack on the country's busiest airport left 36 dead. The government said it was mobilizing 70,000 soldiers.

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Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Sun, 2014-06-15 11:27

Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water, maybe three times the volume of all the world's oceans, hiding up to 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface.

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Team USA 101: Five Things You Should Know Before The Game

Sun, 2014-06-15 10:46

The U.S. is facing Ghana in its first game of the World Cup. Unfortunately, team USA is facing an uphill battle because of the formidable opponents in what's been dubbed the "group of death."

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Pakistani Army Starts Offensive Against Militants

Sun, 2014-06-15 08:27

The Pakistani army said Sunday that it had launched a "comprehensive operation" against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.

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Casey Kasem, An Iconic Voice Of American Radio

Sun, 2014-06-15 07:12

There was a time when you didn't know what the No. 1 song in America was until Casey Kasem said so. The listener had an emotional relationship with the American Top 40 host for four decades.

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Casey Kasem, Legendary Radio DJ, Dies

Sun, 2014-06-15 07:00

Kasem was the host of the American Top 40 countdown and was known for voicing cartoon characters like Shaggy on Scooby-Doo.

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Iraq Says It's Halted Militant Group's Advance On Baghdad

Sun, 2014-06-15 06:36

Meanwhile the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, released dozens of photos that appear to show the mass killing of Shiite Iraqi soldiers.

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Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets

Sun, 2014-06-15 05:38

Oil prices have spiked since Sunni militants seized Baiji, home of Iraq's biggest refinery. The nation's production capability is under threat, but there's a broader geopolitical story unfolding.

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Chelsea Manning Says She Leaked Classified Info Out Love For Country

Sun, 2014-06-15 05:23

Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, had not spoken at length since she was convicted over the unclassified disclosures. Manning says the issues she exposed have yet to be addressed.

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How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Sun, 2014-06-15 05:03

Science may be able to help schools combat the adverse effects of poverty.

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Obama Steps In To End Philadelphia Commuter Rail Strike

Sun, 2014-06-15 03:43

President Obama established an emergency board to mediate the dispute between Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and its engineers and electricians unions.

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