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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:23

Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.

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What Research Says About The Consequences of P.C. Culture

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:18

Jonathan Chait's essay on a pervasive dangerous online culture of political correctness nearly broke the Internet. So does the science back him up?

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Jeremy The Koala, Rescued From Australian Brushfire, Goes Home

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:36

The animal had suffered burns to his paws in the blaze that swept through the Adelaide area earlier this month. After a full recovery, he has been released back into the wild.

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Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At Least 49 Dead

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:42

Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.

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Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:42

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.

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Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:22

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

Fri, 2015-01-30 06:58

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

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Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

Fri, 2015-01-30 06:51

American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.

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Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging; Reason Unclear

Fri, 2015-01-30 06:04

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

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After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

Fri, 2015-01-30 05:55

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

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China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

Fri, 2015-01-30 05:26

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Fri, 2015-01-30 04:52

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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As Deadline Passes, The Fate Of ISIS Hostages Is Uncertain

Fri, 2015-01-30 04:30

The Sunni militants had given Jordan until sunset Thursday to release a convicted terrorist. The exchange did not happen.

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True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

Fri, 2015-01-30 03:08

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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South Africa Grants Parole To Notorious Apartheid-Era Death Squad Leader

Fri, 2015-01-30 02:56

The country's justice minister said he was ordering the release of Eugene de Kock in the interest of "nation-building and reconciliation." De Kock had been in jail for more than 20 years.

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Could This Virus Be Good For You?

Fri, 2015-01-30 00:17

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

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Russian Economic Woes Hit France's Ski Slopes

Fri, 2015-01-30 00:14

For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region's economy is starting to feel the effect.

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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

Fri, 2015-01-30 00:03

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

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Death Row Records Co-Founder Involved In Fatal Hit-And Run

Thu, 2015-01-29 23:32

The attorney for Marion Knight says his client plans to turn himself in to police after he accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers in Compton, Calif.

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Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It's Possible

Thu, 2015-01-29 17:07

Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.

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