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In 'Disaster City,' Learning To Use Robots To Face Ebola

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

A Texas training site prepares first responders to deal with emergencies like earthquakes and bombings. The facility is now turning to outbreaks like Ebola, and smart machines may play a key role.

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Paying For Health Care But Kept In The Dark

Sat, 2014-11-29 03:45

Large companies that pay for employees' health insurance often are forbidden from knowing how much providers charge and insurers pay for care. This makes it hard to shop for cost-effective providers.

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Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:37

Some people would argue that the emergency room isn't the right place to deal with patients' personal problems. But the ills that lead people to seek care are often tied to their challenging lives.

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What Should You Do If A Fly Gets Into Your Anti-Ebola Goggles?

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:36

Under ordinary circumstances, you'd swat that pesky fly. But the problems of daily life take on monumental scale in an Ebola treatment unit. Here's a guide to dilemmas and solutions.

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:36

A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

Sat, 2014-11-29 01:36

A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.

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Egyptian Court Drops Case Against Ousted President Mubarak

Sat, 2014-11-29 00:59

The court dropped its case against Mubarak, his interior minister and six aides on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt that removed him from power.

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Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

Fri, 2014-11-28 14:02

The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.

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After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt

Fri, 2014-11-28 12:51

This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde's poetry to make sense of this decision.

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Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well

Fri, 2014-11-28 12:51

AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead airs its midseason finale Sunday. It's now one of TV's most diverse shows, but critic Eric Deggans says it hasn't always served non-white characters well.

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Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Reinstated By NFL

Fri, 2014-11-28 11:12

The former Baltimore Ravens running back had been suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced showing him hitting his then-fiancee.

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For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

Fri, 2014-11-28 10:30

Sixteen years after the much-heralded Good Friday Agreement between Protestant and Catholic forces in Northern Ireland, walls separating neighborhoods are a sign of how profoundly divided it remains.

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Attack On Mosque In Nigeria Kills Dozens

Fri, 2014-11-28 09:33

Authorities believe the attack in the northern city of Kano was the work of Boko Haram militants, although the group did not immediately claim responsibility.

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Texas Man Killed After Firing At Government Buildings

Fri, 2014-11-28 08:27

The gunman fired more than 100 rounds at a federal courthouse, a bank and the Mexican consulate before trying to set the consulate on fire. He died during a shootout with authorities.

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America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

Fri, 2014-11-28 07:46

The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.

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Video Of Woman Dancing On Tehran's Subway Goes Viral

Fri, 2014-11-28 06:23

The video was posted to a Facebook page called My Stealthy Freedom showing Iranian women defying the country's strict laws on female dress.

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Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

Fri, 2014-11-28 05:07

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices have fallen to a four-year-low before rebounding slightly.

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Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

Fri, 2014-11-28 05:03

Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.

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Test Your Medical Smarts: Does This Patient Have Ebola?

Fri, 2014-11-28 03:03

Patient X arrives. She ran a fever. Now it's gone. But she has diarrhea. Should you test for the virus or not? That's the kind of case history presented to health workers heading to West Africa.

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Talking (Very Frankly) About Sex On Campus

Fri, 2014-11-28 03:03

Sex Week events are designed to foster an open, healthy discussion about sex.

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