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Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:01

In his new memoir Doctored, Sandeep Jauhar describes a growing discontent among doctors, and how it's affecting patients. He says rushed doctors are often practicing "defensive medicine."

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Brita Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Over Risk Of Cutting

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:35

Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.

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To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A Drive

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:17

Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.

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Castro's Niece Casts Rare 'No' Vote In Parliament, Citing Gay Rights

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:36

Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.

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How To Make Sense Of Health Insurance Alphabet Soup

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:34

Health plans come in a dizzying variety. There's been a blurring of definitions lately that makes the jargony choices more confusing than ever. Here's help.

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In Ferguson, Mo., A City Meets The Spotlight

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:13

To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?

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Out, Out, Damned Ebola: Liberia Is Obsessed With Hand Washing

Tue, 2014-08-19 07:53

There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola — or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.

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What Exactly Is That Birdlike Thing?

Tue, 2014-08-19 07:11

Is it a bird ... a moth. .. two creatures in one?

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Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

Tue, 2014-08-19 06:48

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.

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Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

Tue, 2014-08-19 05:47

The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.

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Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

Tue, 2014-08-19 04:33

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flareups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.

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Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

Tue, 2014-08-19 04:09

Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.

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Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

Tue, 2014-08-19 03:24

While early reports Tuesday quoted police saying that 31 people had been arrested last night, NBC News says it has more recent data showing 78 arrests.

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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

Tue, 2014-08-19 01:00

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

Mon, 2014-08-18 23:42

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

Mon, 2014-08-18 23:38

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

Mon, 2014-08-18 23:36

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

Mon, 2014-08-18 23:34

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

Mon, 2014-08-18 21:53

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy.

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U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:59

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.

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