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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:37

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:36

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

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Coroner Identifies Homeless Man On Skid Row Killed By LAPD

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:28

Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.

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Actor Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash; Son Says He's OK

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:50

The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles area golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.

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Argentine Prosecutor Was 'Without A Doubt' Murdered, Says Family

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:23

Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman's ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.

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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

Thu, 2015-03-05 13:48

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.

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Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

Thu, 2015-03-05 13:10

A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.

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Arsenic Antidote Hidden In Our Genes

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:56

Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.

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Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:55

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.

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Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:46

Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?

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Edmund Pettus: The Man And Namesake Of The Iconic Selma Bridge

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:36

The distinctive white arches looming over the Edmund Pettus Bridge are in pretty much every photo about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in Alabama. But many folks don't know about the man the bridge was named for, and like many people, he has a complicated past.

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The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:36

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

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Boko Haram Takes A Page From ISIS Propaganda Playbook

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:35

The Nigerian Islamist militant group has traded grainy videos for slick productions. This week, Boko Haram posted a video purportedly showing the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying.

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Cardinal Egan, Ex-Archbishop Of New York, Dies

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:19

The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.

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Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle For Tikrit

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:01

Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.

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A 'Black Tax' At Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton?

Thu, 2015-03-05 11:56

Everyone knows people who attend the CIAA basketball tournament have cash to burn. So why did a Charlotte hotel go out of its way to make sure they spent it?

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Why Is The VP Of Sierra Leone Running The Country By Laptop?

Thu, 2015-03-05 11:27

He quarantined himself because his bodyguard died of Ebola. The virus is still taking a toll, with 81 new cases last week. Maybe it's because people are no longer being careful.

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'Respect The Robot': Giant Robots Oversee Traffic In Kinshasa

Thu, 2015-03-05 11:22

Two giant robots have directed traffic in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. This week three others joined them.

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Mass-Market Stocks In Hand-Crafted Goods: Etsy Preps To Go Public

Thu, 2015-03-05 10:38

The e-commerce site, which focuses on quirky, handmade goods, has filed for an IPO. The paperwork reveals a plan to focus more on manufacturing and marketing — but not much suggestion of big profits.

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Study: At 'Rate My Professor,' A Foreign Accent Can Hurt A Teacher's Score

Thu, 2015-03-05 10:24

A recent study found that teachers with Asian-sounding names were given poorer marks, and their accents were the main reason.

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