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How An Economist Helped Patients Find The Right Kidney Donors

Thu, 2015-06-11 08:35

If you've got a life-threatening medical condition, your first call might not be to an economist. But Alvin Roth used a theory about matching markets to help connect kidney patients and donors.

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Rupert Murdoch Poised To Step Down As CEO Of 21st Century Fox

Thu, 2015-06-11 08:24

His son James is expected to become head of the company, while Murdoch will stay on as chairman of the boards of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp.

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Virginia Teen Pleads Guilty To Supporting ISIS Over Social Media

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:45

Ali Shukri Amin, 17, admitted to showing the terrorist group how to use virtual currencies to mask funding. Amin could face up to 15 years in prison.

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Joyce Carol Oates On Dinosaur-Killer Tweet: 'My Tweets Are Meant To Be Funny'

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:18

"So barbaric that this should still be allowed," Joyce Carol Oates wrote, in a tweet that was taken quite literally by many online readers.

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If Obamacare Subsidies Disappear, States And Congress Will Bear Burden For Fix

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:07

More than 6 million people could lose income-related subsidies if the Supreme Court strikes them down for coverage bought through the federal exchange,

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From Solitary To The Streets: Released Inmates Get Little Help

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:00

An investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project found that many states don't keep track of how many inmates are released directly from solitary confinement without any transition or supervision.

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Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:33

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.

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Trio Of Astronauts Return To Earth After Record-Breaking ISS Mission

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:28

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti surpassed a space endurance record for a female spacefarer.

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Dirty Dancing In The Early 1900s

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:23

Scandalous swirls like the Bunny Hug, Turkey Trot and Grizzly Bear may have even scared President-elect Woodrow Wilson.

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Reports: Christopher Lee, Star In 'Dracula,' 'Star Wars,' Dies

Thu, 2015-06-11 04:56

Lee's career was varied and vast: He made his name as Dracula for decades, but then went on to play roles in Hollywood blockbusters like Lord of the Rings. Lee was 93 years old.

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Authorities Beef Up Search For Killers Who Escaped New York Prison

Thu, 2015-06-11 04:39

An area not far from the prison where David Sweat and Richard Matt broke out last weekend appears to be a focus of police scrutiny, but officials were also looking in neighboring Vermont.

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China Sentences Former Security Chief To Life In Prison For Corruption

Thu, 2015-06-11 02:44

Zhou Yongkang became the highest-ranking official to be convicted in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption. Zhou was accused of taking bribes and leaking state secrets.

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A Suit That Turns A Person Into A Robot (Sort Of)

Thu, 2015-06-11 01:01

Robots are really bad at many simple, human tasks. One possible workaround: Combine the person with the machine.

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Experiencing The 'Realities Of Being A Police Officer'

Thu, 2015-06-11 01:00

A group that raises money for police officers subjected to investigation or lawsuits is using a simulator program to help outsiders understand the challenges of the job.

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America's Next Economic Boom Could Be Lying Underground

Thu, 2015-06-11 00:30

When it comes to improving the standard of living for Americans, the middle class could use some help. One Harvard economist says the help is underground, in the form of oil and natural gas.

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Surrogate Parenting: A Worldwide Industry, Lacking Global Rules

Thu, 2015-06-11 00:28

In the U.S., surrogacy is a widely accepted practice, though it's governed by a patchwork of state laws. It's barred in some European countries, but widely practiced and large unregulated in India.

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Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart Attacks

Wed, 2015-06-10 23:45

The drugs are proton-pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. But the study doesn't show cause and effect. Other factors — diet, drink or tobacco — may play a role.

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Creepy or Comforting? South Korea Tracks Smartphones To Curb MERS

Wed, 2015-06-10 15:13

The government is trying to strike a balance between doing too little and doing too much to stop an outbreak of the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome. But has it stepped over a line?

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Libertarian Magazine 'Reason' Target Of Federal Subpoena

Wed, 2015-06-10 14:03

Federal prosecutors want the magazine to turn over the identities of six users who posted threatening comments against the federal judge in the Silk Road case.

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Missouri Slow To Advance A Post-Ferguson Agenda

Wed, 2015-06-10 13:47

While several states have passed new laws aimed to curb excessive force by police, there's been surprisingly little traction in Missouri, where Michael Brown's death spurred international protests.

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