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Who Really Pays For Health Care Might Surprise You

Wed, 2014-04-30 05:58

Government has been part of the business of medicine at least since the 1940s, when Washington began appropriating billions of dollars to build private and government hospitals.

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Thailand Calls New Elections Amid Fears Of Another Opposition Boycott

Wed, 2014-04-30 05:26

It's not clear whether the opposition, whose boycott of February elections caused the vote to be invalidated, will participate in the new balloting, set for July.

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British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies At 71

Wed, 2014-04-30 05:14

He was best known for films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mona Lisa. Hoskins' agent said the actor died Tuesday from pneumonia.

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Amid Violence And Without U.S. Troops, Iraq Votes

Wed, 2014-04-30 04:59

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's party appears to be the strongest going into Wednesday's polls. In a country plagued by bloodshed and sectarian divisions, the vote is testing Iraq to the limits.

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Amid Violence And Without U.S. Troops, Iraq Votes

Wed, 2014-04-30 04:59

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's party appears to be the strongest going into Wednesday's polls. In a country plagued by bloodshed and sectarian divisions, the vote is testing Iraq to the limits.

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Harsh Winter Puts The Brakes On U.S. Economic Growth

Wed, 2014-04-30 04:56

First-quarter GDP fell to just 0.1 percent, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which blamed much of the slowing on weather-related factors.

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Australia Rebuffs Possibility Of Flight 370 Wreckage In Bay Of Bengal

Wed, 2014-04-30 04:03

A marine exploration firm says it has found what may be debris from the missing plane in the Bay of Bengal. But the head of search efforts off Australia says his team is "looking in the right place."

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Bad Behavior From A Sports Franchise Owner? That's Not New

Wed, 2014-04-30 03:43

As the Donald Sterling controversy unfolds, commentator Frank Deford recalls scandals surrounding other team owners, and penalties they did or didn't pay.

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After Tornadoes, States Now Brace For Flooding

Wed, 2014-04-30 03:12

Following this week's twisters that killed at least 35 people in six states, the weather system is now dumping heavy rain in the East and parts of the South.

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Innovation: A Gadget That Scrambles The Egg Inside The Shell

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:48

This new kitchen tool promises to scramble egg whites and the yolk to create delicious culinary creations, and save you from washing a whisk. A soft cradle keeps the egg from breaking.

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Training Men And Women On Campus To 'Speak Up' To Prevent Rape

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:31

Colleges are teaching students what's known as bystander intervention, based on the idea that both men and women can intervene to interrupt behaviors that could lead to sexual assault.

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An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 to 60

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:31

Afghanistan is not just a world leader in producing drugs. It's also a leading consumer. Drug users addicted to heroin, and more recently crystal meth, are everywhere in the western city of Herat.

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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:30

One community has lost so many men that it's now called the Island of Widows. Researchers are struggling to figure out the cause of the disease. Some suspect a popular herbicide.

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Heartened By Sterling's Ban, Clippers Beat Warriors 113-103

Tue, 2014-04-29 21:40

The Los Angeles Clippers lead the Golden State Warriors 3-2 in the series. Owner Donald Sterling wasn't there. On Tuesday, the NBA banned him for life after he made racist comments.

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Lab Rats May Be Stressed By Men, Which May Skew Experiments

Tue, 2014-04-29 15:34

Scientists noticed the phenomenon when mice and rats did not react to pain in the presence of men. They ran an experiment and found it had to do with certain pheromones produced by men.

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Obamacare Enrollees Emboldened To Leave Jobs, Start Businesses

Tue, 2014-04-29 14:50

Some people who felt stuck in certain jobs, just because they needed the employment-based health insurance, say they are finding the Affordable Care Act liberating.

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In The City Of Love, There's No Love Lost For Tourists' Love Locks

Tue, 2014-04-29 13:42

Lovebirds write their names on a padlock, attach it to something and toss the key. Sweet, right? Non, say opponents in Paris who want to ban a practice they say is damaging architecture and more.

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In The City Of Love, There's No Love Lost For Tourists' Love Locks

Tue, 2014-04-29 13:42

Lovebirds write their names on a padlock, lock it to something and toss the key. Sweet, right? Non, say opponents in Paris who want to ban a practice they say is damaging architecture and more.

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UPDATED: After One Botched Execution, Oklahoma Stays A Second

Tue, 2014-04-29 13:37

The state was set to use a new combination of drugs, but the execution of Clayton D. Lockett failed. He died after the execution was aborted. The new drugs have been the subject of controversy.

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If You Want Flextime But Are Afraid To Ask, Consider Moving

Tue, 2014-04-29 13:15

In Vermont and San Francisco, the right of employees to ask for flexible work schedules is now enshrined in law. That doesn't mean, however, that employers are compelled to grant them.

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