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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

Mon, 2014-12-08 23:35

An NPR probe finds many U.S. nursing homes are still prescribing schizophrenia drugs to stem agitation in dementia patients — despite FDA warnings. Find out here how your local nursing home compares.

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NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

Mon, 2014-12-08 17:09

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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Justice Department Vows To Fight States That Violate Indian Child Welfare Law

Mon, 2014-12-08 15:21

Attorney General Eric Holder says the department is adding attorneys and resources to bring states in line with 36-year-old law.

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New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:42

The city council gets the controversial bill at Mayor Bill de Blasio's request, one day after the editorial board of The New York Times urged, "Dump the bill. Keep the horses."

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Ransomware: When Hackers Lock Your Files, To Pay Or Not To Pay?

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:27

There's a kind of attack — one that's evolving — that sneaks into your network takes your files, and holds them for ransom.

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FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

Mon, 2014-12-08 14:04

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."

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America's Highest-Paid Private-University President Made $7.1 Million In 2012

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:43

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson's 2012 compensation was mostly the payout of a retention package, but she still would have made close to a million without it.

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(Not) Eaten Alive: A Snake Tale, Made For TV

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:22

The show aired to intense interest: More than 20 million people watched Discovery's YouTube trailer for the special, in which naturalist Paul Rosolie said, "We're going to get me inside of a snake."

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Inventor Ralph Baer, The 'Father Of Video Games,' Dies At 92

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:20

Video games have become a ubiquitous, billion-dollar industry, but all of the Playstations, Xboxes and Wiis can be traced back to the work of Robert Baer and his "Brown Box." He died Saturday.

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New Entry Program Reunites Some Immigrants With Their Children

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:07

A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Mon, 2014-12-08 13:06

Environmentalists, union members and consumer advocates demonstrated against trade negotiators Monday. In an interesting political twist, many Tea Party Republicans agree with the liberal activists.

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How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:54

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.

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Facing Threats From ISIS And Iran, Gulf States Set To Join Forces

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:40

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council is expected to form an unprecedented, NATO-inspired joint military command. The growing strength of ISIS and Iran's influence has made cooperation more urgent.

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Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:31

Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.

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Big Mac Whacked: McDonald's U.S. Sales Continue To Slide

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:31

McDonald's is not loving its financial numbers. The fast-food chain reported that same-store sales in the U.S. tumbled 4.6 percent in November compared to a year ago, continuing a downward trend.

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GOP Leaders: Gas Tax Hike Could Fuel Fixes To Bad Roads And Bridges

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:31

Several states, including those led by Republicans, aren't waiting for Congress to shore up the federal highway trust fund and help pay for repairing worn out infrastructure.

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Obama Administration Unveils New Ban On Racial Profiling

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:12

Attorney General Eric Holder says he hopes state and local police will adopt the new guidelines for federal law enforcers.

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Sandwich Monday: Doritos Loaded

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:00

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try 7-Eleven's latest creation, Doritos Loaded. They're a vaguely Doritos-shaped fried thing stuffed with cheese.

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U.K. Lawmaker Apologizes For Playing 'Candy Crush Saga' At Hearing

Mon, 2014-12-08 12:00

Nigel Mills said his actions "fell short of what is expected of a member of Parliament." But a colleague defended him, saying hearings were "boring" and he himself had had trouble staying awake.

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Ebola Cases Are Down, So Should Liberians Stop Worrying?

Mon, 2014-12-08 11:11

The country is now reporting fewer than 100 new cases each week. But the CDC's chief there says Liberia must stay alert and not allow the presence of Ebola to become a new norm.

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