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California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:07

Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.

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At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Tue, 2014-10-14 13:03

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.

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CDC Says It's Monitoring 77 People Who Had Contact With Ebola Patients

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:41

Seventy-six of those were healthcare workers who had contact with the first Ebola patient. Only one had contact with the second Ebola patient.

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Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:29

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.

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Pizza Man Delivers Third-Party Option

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:27

Sean Haugh is making waves as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. He isn't the only one: Independent candidates are a factor in at least a dozen races.

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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:27

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.

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Nurses Want To Know How Safe Is Safe Enough With Ebola

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:22

It's not clear how Dallas nurse Nina Pham became infected with Ebola virus while working in the intensive care unit. Nurses at many hospitals say they haven't had enough training to deal with Ebola.

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Back On Its Feet, A Liberian Hospital Aims To Keep Ebola Out

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:03

JFK hospital shut down when several doctors died of Ebola. Now it's open again. And the staff is taking rigorous measures to make sure the virus doesn't make its way past the front gate.

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Survey: Latin America Ranks Last In Respect For Women

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:43

A survey of people in 148 countries finds that those in Latin America are least likely to say women who live there are treated with respect and dignity, ranking below the Middle East.

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Can Changing How You Sound Help You Find Your Voice?

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:05

Women's voices are often criticized, especially at work. We're called "shrill," told we "lack authority." Here's the story of two women who changed their voices in a quest to be heard.

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Identifying The Worst Colleges In America

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:03

How better ratings can help students make better decisions.

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Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

Tue, 2014-10-14 09:34

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.

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Secret U.S. Space Plane To Land After 22 Months In Orbit

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:20

There are many theories about what exactly the unmanned X-37B is doing as it circles the Earth on long-duration missions.

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Bike Like A Pro Athlete, Eat Like A Pig

Tue, 2014-10-14 08:17

When a friend and I rode bicycles 738 miles up the spine of Texas, we were burning up to 5,500 calories a day. So we got to eat the way a calorie-counting cubicle dweller can only dream of.

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Health Premiums And Costs Set To Rise For Workers Covered At Work

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:28

As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.

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Kim Jong Un Makes First Public Appearance In More Than A Month

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:01

The North Korean leader's disappearance from the public eye led to speculation that he had suffered from a serious medical problem — or even a coup. New photos from state media show him using a cane.

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Getting Some 'Me' Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic

Tue, 2014-10-14 05:22

Millennials are often criticized for being the most entitled and self-absorbed generation. Many call them narcissists, while others say they should take time to find themselves.

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British Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

Tue, 2014-10-14 05:15

The symbolic, nonbinding vote urges the government of Prime Minister David Cameron to recognize Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

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Forget Facebook, Abandon Instagram, Move To A Village

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:59

People who live in a traditional village — that means a community of about 150 people — are far better off than the rest of us. The author of a new book explains "the village effect."

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What They're Saying: Vatican's New Tolerance On Gays And The Divorced

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:08

We take a look at viewpoints from the Catholic and secular media about a stunning interim report released by a synod of bishops meeting at the Vatican.

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