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Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems

Thu, 2015-02-19 17:44

The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.

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Venezuela Arrests Major Opposition Figure, Claiming Coup Plot

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:50

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was taken into custody by members of country's intelligence service. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to fight against those who try to destabilize his country.

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Chelsea Soccer Clubs Suspends Three People Over Paris Metro Incident

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:04

A video showed fans pushing a black man off a crowded train and then chanting, "we're racist." The club said it may seek to ban those people for life.

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Air Force Reservists Say Effects From Agent Orange Exposure Still Linger

Thu, 2015-02-19 16:01

The planes used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam weren't retired from service — they were used by reservists in the U.S. for more than a decade after the war, exposing the crews to harmful chemicals.

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Same-Sex Couple Gets Married In Texas, After Judge Defies Gay Marriage Ban

Thu, 2015-02-19 14:23

The couple acted quickly on the judge's order, getting a license, and having a ceremony, but the Texas attorney general said the marriage was "void."

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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

Thu, 2015-02-19 14:06

Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.

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Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

Thu, 2015-02-19 13:40

A panel of top nutrition experts is recommending that Americans adopt a more plant-based diet and eat less meat and sugar. It also found that most people are not consuming too much cholesterol.

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Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

Thu, 2015-02-19 13:21

Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.

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After His Speech On Race And Police, Complicated Feelings In Comey's Hometown

Thu, 2015-02-19 13:04

FBI Director James Comey was praised for addressing tensions between cops and minorities last week. But in Yonkers, N.Y., some wish he had noted that community's own fraught history with its police.

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Oscars Voter Says Selma Cast's 'I Can't Breathe' Tees Were 'Offensive'

Thu, 2015-02-19 12:20

"If the movie had been directed by a 60-year-old white male," she also says, "I don't think that people would have been carrying on about it to the level that they were."

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NASCAR Enters New Season After Shifting Gears To Bump Viewership

Thu, 2015-02-19 12:05

Though admissions lagged behind pre-recession levels and stadium seats are being torn out, 2014's new playoff model and speedway brawls made for one of the most thrilling seasons in the past decade.

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A Biological Quest Leads To A New Kind Of Breast Cancer Drug

Thu, 2015-02-19 12:05

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that thwarts some enzymes breast cancer cells use to evade treatment with estrogen-blocking drugs.

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Saudis Grow Increasing Critical Of The Campaign Against ISIS

Thu, 2015-02-19 11:48

Prince Turki al-Faisal, the ex-Saudi intelligence chief, says the 'pinprick' attacks against the Islamic State are not proving effective. He also says the campaign needs to be better coordinated.

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U.S., Turkey Reach Agreement To Train, Equip Some Syrian Rebels

Thu, 2015-02-19 11:15

A defense official tells NPR that the rebels will be vetted and screened under top secret protocols. Qatar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia will also be part of the effort.

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British Fighter Jets Escort Russian Bombers Away From Coast Of U.K.

Thu, 2015-02-19 10:58

British Typhoon warplanes were scrambled after Russian military aircraft skirted England. The incident comes after the U.K. criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine.

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2 Major Cyclones Are Lashing 2 Parts Of Australia

Thu, 2015-02-19 10:43

Cyclone Lam came ashore as a Category 4 storm and Marcia is expected to make landfall as a Category 5 storm with wind gusts of up to 177 mph.

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A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm

Thu, 2015-02-19 09:55

Foraging for wild, edible fungi may be a growing trend. But most of the mushrooms we eat come from farms – and a behind-the-scenes look at one of them turns out to be pretty exciting on its own.

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Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Thu, 2015-02-19 09:48

Scientists have found some human DNA that, when added to mice, makes their brains bigger. But as DNA research into human brains goes forward, are there ethical lines we shouldn't cross?

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Humana Discloses Widening Justice Dept. Probe Of Medicare Advantage Plans

Thu, 2015-02-19 09:37

Privately run Medicare Advantage plans offer seniors an alternative to standard Medicare. The plans are paid monthly fees based on complex risk formulas that are drawing federal scrutiny.

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As CBS' 'Two And Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

Thu, 2015-02-19 09:22

CBS' Two and Half Men ends a 12-season run tonight as TV's longest-running multicamera sitcom. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some experts still struggle to explain the show's longtime success.

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