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Health Safety Experts Call For Public Reporting Of Medical Harms

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:20

Fifteen years after a landmark report called attention to the deaths and injuries caused by medical errors, safety experts told a Senate panel that more needs to be done to protect patients.

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An 'Overhappy' Survivor, A Guarded Forecast: Reporting On Ebola

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:16

An Ebola survivor ran to the front of the room where community health workers were meeting in Sierra Leone. Everyone applauded. It was a moment of joy in a grim time.

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Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:59

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.

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Appeals Court Upholds Overturning Of Oklahoma Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:26

The ruling of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver mirrors the same court's decision regarding a gay-marriage ban in Utah.

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From Twitter: The News Unfolds Of The AIDS Figures On Flight MH17

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:26

A number of AIDS researchers, activists and officials were on Flight MH17, headed to the International AIDS Conference when the plane was shot out of the sky. Here's how Twitter spread the news.

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Half Of Texas Abortion Clinics Close After Restrictions Enacted

Fri, 2014-07-18 07:01

Many clinics closed because of a new requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain admitting privileges at hospitals near the clinics. Many doctors couldn't comply.

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Typhoon Batters Chinese Island, Heads For Vietnam

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:32

Rammasun, which killed 54 people as it passed across the Philippines Wednesday, had picked up strength as it approached the Chinese island of Hainan. One man was killed by falling debris in Hainan.

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Amazon Launches Subscription Service For E-Books

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:08

Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.

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Wildfires Force Evacuation Of Towns, Hospital In Washington State

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:37

Pateros, a town of about 650 residents in north central Washington, emptied out Thursday night as wildfires continued to grow. One resident described it as looking like "the caldron of hell."

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Berlusconi Underage Sex Conviction Overturned By Italian Court

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:15

The former Italian prime minister, who was sentenced to seven years last year for sex with a minor and an attempted cover-up, has been acquitted by an appeals court.

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Obama: Evidence MH17 Hit By Missile From Rebel-Held Area Of Ukraine

Fri, 2014-07-18 01:46

The president says at least one U.S. citizen is among the nearly 300 people killed when the plane crashed in the eastern Donetsk region.

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Israeli Ground Operation In Gaza Continues

Fri, 2014-07-18 01:40

At least one Israeli soldier and more than two dozen Palestinians have died since tanks rolled in late Thursday. It's the first time in five years that Israel has sent ground troops into a conflict.

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Border Agency Chief Opens Up About Deadly Force Cases

Fri, 2014-07-18 01:02

Gil Kerlikowske, head of Customs and Border Protection, tells NPR that he is reviewing scores of incidents. "We need to be better at admitting when we're wrong or where we've made a mistake," he says.

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Better Culture Could Have Prevented Viral Comcast Call

Thu, 2014-07-17 23:37

A Comcast service call making the rounds this week sounded really familiar to millions of Americans. But some companies have figured out how to make the universally unpleasant experience a lot better.

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Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

Thu, 2014-07-17 23:36

The mishaps mean federal scientists need to "take a hard look" at all federal research on deadly pathogens and make sure, in each case, that the benefits justify risks, says Dr. Tom Frieden.

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FedEx Charged With Shipping Drugs For Illegal Online Pharmacies

Thu, 2014-07-17 16:03

Prosecutors say the company knowingly distributed controlled substances to customers who had never met with doctors. FedEx says it is innocent and that it will plead not guilty.

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At The Scene Of The Crash: An Attempt To Make Sense Of The Wreckage

Thu, 2014-07-17 15:45

Audie Cornish talks with reporter Noah Sneider, who's at the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region.

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Libya Asks U.N. For Assistance In Protecting Oil And Airports

Thu, 2014-07-17 14:42

Fighting worsened at the Tripoli airport and around the country. Libya's central government admitted it is too weak to protect infrastructure or control warring militia groups.

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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Thu, 2014-07-17 14:41

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.

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A Day Of Tumult, Tragedy And Violence In Europe And Middle East

Thu, 2014-07-17 13:57

A Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in eastern Ukraine, possibly shot down by a missile. And in Gaza, Israel has launched a ground offensive against Hamas forces.

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