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An Artificial Limb Can Bring Hope — But Who's Going To Make It?

Thu, 2015-07-23 04:50

That's the question in Bangladesh, where there aren't enough clinicians to make prosthetic devices for accident victims and others in need. Now there's a school to fill the gap.

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Medical Residents Are Indebted But Reasonably Happy

Thu, 2015-07-23 04:42

Talking to medical residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine is headed. A recent survey of more than 1,700 residents asked a slew of questions about their hopes, daily work and finances.

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Wildfires In Montana, California Scorch Thousands Of Acres, Trigger Evacuations

Thu, 2015-07-23 03:07

The fire at Glacier National Park forced the evacuation of a park inn and campground. In California, a fire in Napa was threatening 150 structures.

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What The College Kids Are Reading

Thu, 2015-07-23 03:03

A look at the books schools around the country have assigned to incoming freshmen.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Visit To Iraq

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:49

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter makes a surprise visit to Iraq, where U.S. and Iraqi forces have been preparing to launch an offensive against Islamic State forces.

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House Bill Would Cut Off Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.

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At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.

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The Associated Press Puts Its Vast Archive On YouTube

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.

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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.

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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:11

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.

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Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:04

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.

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Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:03

A new round of polls in key swing states showed Hillary Clinton's favorability ratings suffering badly. It's a warning sign for Clinton's campaign, but also for politicians, generally.

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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Thu, 2015-07-23 01:02

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

Thu, 2015-07-23 00:30

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.

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Younger Adults with Alzheimer's Are Key to Drug Search

Wed, 2015-07-22 23:47

A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.

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Detoxing The Buddhist Way: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

Wed, 2015-07-22 23:42

In South Korea, Buddhist temple food is viewed the way spa food is in the U.S.: curative, cleansing, perhaps even medicinal. Buddhist nuns have preserved these cooking techniques for 1,600 years.

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Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Wed, 2015-07-22 22:41

A new study by Google indicates that experts and non-experts have very different approaches to securing their online data. And the non-experts should probably rethink the way they're going about it.

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Bill Cosby Handed Legal Setback In Sexual Assault Claim From 1974

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:49

The California Supreme Court denied the comedian's petition to review a lawsuit brought by a woman who says he molested her when she was 15. Her attorney says she will depose Cosby within 30 days.

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California, New York And Washington, D.C., Make Moves On Minimum Wage

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:12

The University of California system will increase hourly wages to $15, while New York is one step closer to doing the same for its fast-food workers.

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Leprosy From An Armadillo? That's An Unlikely Pecadillo

Wed, 2015-07-22 14:05

Yes, health officials in Florida have reported nine cases of leprosy so far this year. And yes, armadillos can transmit leprosy. But scientists say we needn't fear the armored mammals.

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