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Search Is On For Gunman Who Left 6 Dead Near Philadelphia

Mon, 2014-12-15 11:16

Officials say the gunman is Bradley William Stone, 35, who also left three people wounded. The victims are all related to Stone, officials say.

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A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

Mon, 2014-12-15 10:07

Around the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.

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Denmark Claims Part Of The Arctic, Including The North Pole

Mon, 2014-12-15 09:39

The region claimed is more than the size of Texas and Oklahoma combined. The energy-rich Arctic is also contested by Canada, Russia, Norway and the U.S. A U.N. panel will study the Danish claim.

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Endless Ebola Endemic? That's The 'Risk We Face Now,' CDC Says

Mon, 2014-12-15 09:03

Dr. Thomas Frieden visits West Africa this week to assess the fight against Ebola. His goal? Figure out how to keep the disease from turning into a permanent problem.

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Armchair Socialists Who Don't Sit — And Other BMJ Christmas Articles

Mon, 2014-12-15 08:07

Researchers found armchair socialists — and their right-wing counterparts — were more physically active than centrists. Another tongue-in-cheek study in the journal concluded that men are idiots.

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Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny

Mon, 2014-12-15 08:00

In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.

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Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

Mon, 2014-12-15 07:01

Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.

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From Australia To France, Another Bad Day For Uber

Mon, 2014-12-15 06:50

Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.

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Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

Mon, 2014-12-15 06:23

Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now," Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.

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Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer

Mon, 2014-12-15 05:46

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of 9 families, alleges the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should have never been sold to the public, because it is a military weapon.

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'Half-Asian'? 'Half-White'? No — 'Hapa'

Mon, 2014-12-15 05:37

Code Switch contributor Alex Laughlin explores the nuance and meaning of an increasingly popular identifier.

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Rare Northern White Rhino Dies At San Diego Zoo

Mon, 2014-12-15 04:12

Now, only five remain in the world. Angalifu was thought to be 44 years old. He died of old age.

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WATCH: Live, Local Coverage Of Australian Hostage Siege

Mon, 2014-12-15 02:42

A gunman is holding an unknown number of hostages at a downtown chocolate cafe. Police have put a swath of Australia's largest city under lockdown.

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Live Blog: 5 Escape From Sydney Cafe After Being Held Hostage

Mon, 2014-12-15 02:34

An unknown number of people remain inside the cafe. Police cordoned off a huge swath of Australia's largest city.

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Sen. Warren Warns That Spending Bill Sets Dangerous Precedent

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:19

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:19

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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Trek Around The World Marked By Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:31

Journalist Paul Salopek's seven year trek has recently brought him face-to-face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Around-The-World Trek Hits Obstacles Both Natural And Man-Made

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:31

Journalist Paul Salopek's long walk recently brought him face to face with the possibility of losing his toes to frostbite — and with one of the largest mass migrations in modern history.

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Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:30

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.

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When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

Sun, 2014-12-14 23:26

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.

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