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When Elderly Are Hospitalized, Families Face Tough Decisions

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:44

Some people might find it easier to write down the care they want and the kind they prefer not to have in living wills. Others might prefer to talk more generally with their relatives about issues like life support.

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Why Washington Drives Mayors Crazy

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:03

Close to 300 of the nation's mayors have been meeting in Washington this week. They've found networking with their peers to be a lot more productive than trying to lobby Congress.

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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Plead Not Guilty

Fri, 2014-01-24 09:01

Both were released on their own recognizance and ordered not to leave the country. The McDonnells are facing corruption charges stemming from gifts they received from a political donor.

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U.N. Says Authorities, Locals In Myanmar Killed Dozens Of Muslims

Fri, 2014-01-24 08:22

The government has denied the massacre ever happened. Now, the U.N. is asking for an investigation.

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Ukraine Protests Spread, But 'Fragile Truce' Holds In Kiev

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:57

In several cities now, demonstrators are in the streets protesting corruption and demanding that President Viktor Yanukovich schedule new elections.

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As Windows XP Fades Away, Will Its Users Stick With Microsoft?

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:48

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in April. But the company faces a challenge as it herds its users away from the 12-year-old operating system: With so many computing options on the market, customers leaving XP behind might end up turning their backs to Microsoft, too.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:15

For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:15

For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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Nadal Sweeps Federer To Advance To Australian Open Final

Fri, 2014-01-24 07:02

Spain's Rafael Nadal reaches his third Australian Open championship after defeating his longtime Swiss rival 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-3 Friday in Melbourne. Nadal faces Stan Wawrinka in the final.

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President Boehner? Not If That Rules Out Wine And Cigarettes

Fri, 2014-01-24 06:15

The House speaker used a rare appearance on late-night TV to joke about why he won't be running for the White House, and to make some more serious predictions about this year's elections.

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At Least 3 People Killed In 40-Vehicle Pileup In Indiana

Fri, 2014-01-24 05:58

More than 20 others were injured in the massive accident along a snowy stretch of Interstate 94 about 60 miles east of Chicago.

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30 Elderly Residents Still Missing After Fire In Quebec

Fri, 2014-01-24 05:13

The blaze at a complex that housed the elderly quickly engulfed much of the building. Investigators were having a hard time searching for victims because water used to fight the flames had frozen over the scene. A key question: Why was the complex only partially fitted with sprinklers?

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Mediator: Syria, Opposition Will Have Face-To-Face Meeting

Fri, 2014-01-24 04:11

The two sides are expected to be in the same room on Saturday. Only the international mediator is expected to speak.

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Mobs Blame Muslim Brotherhood After Bombs Rock Cairo

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:40

A huge explosion outside a security headquarters killed at least four people and wounded dozens. Three smaller explosions later left at least two more people dead. Cairo is on edge this weekend, which marks the third anniversary of protests that led to the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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Life-Support Battle Over Pregnant Texas Woman Heads To Court

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:43

Marlise Munoz's husband says she is brain-dead and the health of the fetus in question, but the hospital says state law compels it to keep the woman alive. A judge hears the case Friday.

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Giving Thanks For Two Bonus Decades Of Life And Love

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:42

Most people born with the genetic CHARGE syndrome don't live past age 5. Alexis D'Luna lived until she was 25 years old and, as her family explains, filled those years with her boundless energy.

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When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:40

NPR's Lisa Chow was in the car for about an hour, rolling around Manhattan in the middle of a snowstorm. She got the car through Uber, the new service that charges more when demand spikes.

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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Russians Fear A Sochi Legacy Of 'Black Widows,' Not Gold Medals

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

Two weeks before the Winter Olympics, Russian security forces are reportedly searching for potential suicide bombers, at least one of whom may already be in the host city of Sochi. The suspects are thought to be linked to Islamist militants who want to create a fundamentalist Muslim state in Russia's North Caucasus Mountains.

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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