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It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

Mon, 2014-09-01 05:21

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this midterm election cycle, that's not quite right.

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Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law

Mon, 2014-09-01 04:51

The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge's ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won't be penalized.

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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Mon, 2014-09-01 03:03

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.

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Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients

Mon, 2014-09-01 03:03

The medical students were in Iquitos. They could provide much-needed surgery for the residents of this remote Peruvian town. Just one problem: They didn't have enough patients.

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

Mon, 2014-09-01 02:28

A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.

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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Mon, 2014-09-01 00:22

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.

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Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

Sun, 2014-08-31 23:18

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.

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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Sun, 2014-08-31 23:17

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

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Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

Sun, 2014-08-31 23:16

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Sun, 2014-08-31 23:15

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

Sun, 2014-08-31 23:14

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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Tony Stewart's Return To Racing After Fatal Incident Ends Early

Sun, 2014-08-31 22:17

In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk

Sun, 2014-08-31 22:02

It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.

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Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana Abortion Law

Sun, 2014-08-31 20:48

Lawyers and advocates disagree over whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

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PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region

Sun, 2014-08-31 13:40

The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Sun, 2014-08-31 13:25

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

Sun, 2014-08-31 10:53

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.

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Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

Sun, 2014-08-31 09:44

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.

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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

Sun, 2014-08-31 08:46

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

Sun, 2014-08-31 07:39

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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