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Dose Of Caution Prescribed When Evaluating New Medicare Data

Wed, 2014-04-09 04:54

Fresh figures show that a relatively small number of doctors received a significant share of Medicare payments in 2012. But analysts warn against jumping to conclusions about what that means.

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What Does Sound Look Like?

Wed, 2014-04-09 04:37

A clever photography trick allows you to see the invisible: the rising heat from a lighter, the turbulence around airplane wings, the plume of a sneeze ... and even sound waves.

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UConn Women Win, Making School Center Of College Hoops World

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:55

Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.

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New Pings Have Head Of Search Optimistic Jet Will Soon Be Found

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:00

But searchers aren't declaring success just yet. And if what they're hearing aren't signals from the plane's black boxes, they may not get a second chance. The boxes' batteries are due to run out.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Normality Rules Except At Ground Zero

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:39

Protests in eastern Ukraine are the focal point of the country's crisis with implications that stretch beyond its borders. Yet life in most of Donetsk seems untouched by the turmoil.

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States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:37

As a new tornado season begins, Illinois officials say they need more help from the federal government, and Sens. Kirk and Durbin have reintroduced a bill proposing changes to the disaster formula.

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Time To Root, Root, Root For Final Innings

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:35

A baseball odd couple ends their careers this year: Commissioner Bud Selig and Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter.

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An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:34

New Common Core teaching standards mean new standardized exams. NPR's Cory Turner took one himself and reports on what's changed.

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Lessons Learned For 2015 From This Year's Obamacare Sign-Ups

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:32

More funding for in-person guidance could help ease confusion, say consumer groups. Beefing up education about each plan's relative costs would help, as would shifting open enrollment to tax-time.

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Obama Aunt Who Stayed In U.S. Illegally Dies At 61

Tue, 2014-04-08 21:47

President Barack Obama's aunt Zeituni Onyango, who was denied asylum in the United States but stayed illegally for years, died Tuesday at age 61.

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Marine Guard Shot To Death By Colleague AT N.C. Base

Tue, 2014-04-08 21:41

A Marine posted at the main gate of a North Carolina base shot and killed a colleague inside a guard shack, a spokesman said. The shooting comes less than a week after a fatal rampage at Fort Hood.

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Death Toll From Washington Mudslide Rises To 35

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:37

The last person identified was two-year-old Brooke Spillers of Arlington, Washington. President Obama is also scheduled to visit the area later this month.

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Massive Security Flaw Picks The Padlock On Much Of The Internet

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:02

A bug has been discovered in one of the Internet's principal encryption programs. The bug enables attackers to evade security and eavesdrop on information supplied to companies online by users.

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Texas Education Agency Considers Adding Class On Mexican-Americans

Tue, 2014-04-08 15:27

Mexican-American studies have been controversial in some parts of the country. In Arizona, for example, those studies were banned in 2011.

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GM At Odds With Feds Over Recall-Related Documents

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining the automaker for not answers all of its questions about ignition switch problems, but General Motors says it's doing its best to comply.

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This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:51

Back 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader wrote in to let us know she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.

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Weather Channel Will Return To DirectTV

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:19

The new agreement comes with a price: the Weather Channel has agreed to cut back its reality programming by half during weekdays.

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21st Century Energy Outlook: Quite Similar To The Last Two Centuries

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:06

Anthony Alexander, the chief executive of FirstEnergy Corp., says coal and nuclear energy will continue to play a central role in this country's energy future.

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Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:46

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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100-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Plucked From Baltic Sea

Tue, 2014-04-08 13:36

The beer bottle was tossed into the sea in 1913 and recovered by a fisherman last month. It is thought to be the oldest ever "message in a bottle."

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