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Sloppy Splinting Can Make A Child's Broken Arm Much Worse

Fri, 2014-10-10 10:08

A pediatrician who specializes in fixing broken bones in kids and teens says about 90 percent of the fractures he treats have been splinted improperly in a community ER or urgent care center first.

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Oregon First Lady Sorry For 'Marriage Of Convenience' With Green Card Seeker

Fri, 2014-10-10 09:58

In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.

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Turkey Agrees To Train, Equip Moderate Syrian Opposition

Fri, 2014-10-10 09:36

The pledge to create a force to assist in fighting the self-declared Islamic State comes a day after Ankara called for creating a buffer zone around its border with Syria.

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32 Myths About The Flu Vaccine You Don't Need To Fear

Fri, 2014-10-10 08:41

Vaccination isn't a perfect defense against flu. But vaccines remain the most reliable way to reduce the risk from an illness that causes thousands of deaths in the U.S. during a typical flu season.

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Ebola Joke Triggers Passenger's Removal From US Airways Flight

Fri, 2014-10-10 06:58

The passenger, who was taken off a flight after it landed in the Dominican Republic, reportedly coughed and then said: "I have Ebola. You're all screwed."

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Typhoon Vongfong Bears Down On Japan

Fri, 2014-10-10 06:03

The storm, briefly classified as a "super typhoon," will still have winds in excess of 100 mph when it hits Okinawa on Saturday.

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A Surprise Senate Battleground: South Dakota

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:45

Democrats and pro-campaign-finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.

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Breaking The Chains That Bind The Mentally Ill

Fri, 2014-10-10 05:14

In low-income countries, a person with schizophrenia might be chained to a tree or to a hospital bed. On World Mental Health Day, WHO is urging an end such practices.

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Koreas Exchange Fire; Kim Jong Un No-Show At Big Event

Fri, 2014-10-10 04:15

There were no reported injuries from the machine gun exchange along the countries' tense border. The incident comes as the North Korean leader has not been seen in public for more than a month.

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Police, Protesters Clash In St. Louis After Police Shooting

Fri, 2014-10-10 03:18

The latest unrest comes after an off-duty police officer killed 18-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers, who authorities say fired three times in the encounter.

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Pakistani Teen Malala Yousafzai Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 2014-10-10 01:14

The activist who was shot by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against the exploitation of children.

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Yousafzai, Satharthi Win Nobel Peace Price For Struggle For Children's Rights

Fri, 2014-10-10 01:09

The prize was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."

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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

Thu, 2014-10-09 23:35

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators and fans.

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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

Thu, 2014-10-09 23:34

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."

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When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

Thu, 2014-10-09 23:32

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

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Former Texas Cheerleader Behind 'Hook 'Em Horns' Dies At 78

Thu, 2014-10-09 22:24

At a pep rally in 1955, Harley Clark displayed his index and pinky fingers extended, with his two middle fingers tucked under his thumb.

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Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Thu, 2014-10-09 19:15

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court put the law on hold while the justices decide whether to take the case.

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Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

Thu, 2014-10-09 16:52

During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."

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Jan Hooks, Best Known For Her Roles On SNL, Dies At Age 57

Thu, 2014-10-09 16:16

Hooks was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991, playing key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor.

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Report: Amazon To Open Brick-And-Mortar Store

Thu, 2014-10-09 14:46

The Wall Street Journal reports the online retailer's store will also serve as a mini-warehouse that could provide same-day delivery the New York region.

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