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States That Expand Medicaid Detect More Cases Of Diabetes

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:56

Researchers say their study suggests more diabetes is being detected among poor people in some states because, thanks to Medicaid, more poor people are now able to get tested and afford care.

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You're Just A Blob In Layers Of Plastic

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:49

Ever wondered what it feels like to get into one of the moon suits that Ebola workers wear for protection? At a TED Talk, Bill Gates gave audience members a chance to climb in and see.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:46

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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Does This Strong Dollar Make U.S. Look Too Fat For Foreign Investors?

Mon, 2015-03-23 14:10

The economic expansion makes the country look both attractive for making money and expensive for companies getting started here.

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Justices Debate Place Of Offensive Language On License Plates

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:41

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow Texas to refuse a personalized license plate design featuring the Confederate flag.

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Obama chief of staff: Israel's 50-year 'occupation' must end

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:17

The Obama administration is pushing back hard against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that a two-state solution is dead and his reluctance to back an Iranian nuclear deal.

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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Mon, 2015-03-23 12:40

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bug Cuisine

Mon, 2015-03-23 12:27

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

Mon, 2015-03-23 12:19

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.

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Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

Mon, 2015-03-23 12:00

Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. The disease has proved far more complicated than doctors had hoped.

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Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Louisville Slugger Brand

Mon, 2015-03-23 11:57

The $70 million dollar deal will join the makers of Major League Baseball's official bat with the company that produces MLB's official glove.

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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

Mon, 2015-03-23 11:53

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.

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Supreme Court Declines Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Mon, 2015-03-23 11:51

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID laws are making their way through the courts, including to strict laws in Texas and North Carolina.

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Sandwich Monday: Burger King's YUMBO

Mon, 2015-03-23 10:55

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the YUMBO. It's a Burger King sandwich with ham and cheese recently pulled out of retirement.

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Israel's Netanyahu Apologizes For Remarks On Arab Voters

Mon, 2015-03-23 10:19

The Israeli leader, in an attempt to get his supporters to vote last week, warned that Arab citizens were voting "in droves" to unseat his government. The comments were widely criticized.

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Justice Dept. Faults Philly Police For Poor Training On Deadly Force Policy

Mon, 2015-03-23 09:43

A review of the city's 394 officer-involved shootings between 2007 and 2014 also found police recruits were not trained in a "systematic and modular fashion."

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Mon, 2015-03-23 09:42

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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If You're Going To Die Soon, Do You Really Need Statins?

Mon, 2015-03-23 09:17

Many older people are taking a lot of meds, and some drugs may not be doing them much good. When terminally ill people went off statins, they said they felt better. And it didn't increase their risk.

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You Think Your City Is Full Of Trash? Ha!

Mon, 2015-03-23 08:56

Welcome to Kathmandu — or as some call it, Trashmandu. Even in the best of times, rubbish piles up everywhere. Now things have gotten worse.

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Singapore Mourns Founding Leader Lee Kuan Yew

Mon, 2015-03-23 08:22

The city state began seven days of national mourning after Lee's death today at age 91. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he was "grieved beyond words" at Lee's death.

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