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Twitter Campaign Shows A Rosier Side Of Africa

Wed, 2015-07-15 05:21

The media often depicts it as a land of suffering souls. Now a group of young Africans are using the hashtag #The AfricaThe MediaNeverShowsYou to share "amazing people" and "amazing places."

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When To Start Taking A Cholesterol Pill? The Decision Is Yours

Wed, 2015-07-15 04:51

The latest cholesterol guideline identifies more people as candidates for treatment with statins. But the decision about taking a daily pill to reduce heart disease risk is more personal than ever.

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WATCH: Surveillance Video Shows 'El Chapo's' Escape

Wed, 2015-07-15 04:49

The video shows Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán walking around his cell and eventually dipping below a wall in his shower. That was the last time guards saw the notorious drug lord.

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Biohackers Aim To Make Homebrew Insulin, But Don't Try It Yet

Wed, 2015-07-15 03:33

Insulin can be expensive even with insurance, and millions of people need it to stay alive. Proponents of the biohacking movement say it should be possible to make it safely and cheaply.

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Netanyahu: 'This Deal Gives Iran A Path To A Nuclear Arsenal'

Wed, 2015-07-15 03:10

In an interview with NPR, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the nuclear deal reached with Iran will allow it to attain a nuclear bomb even if Iran complies with the terms.

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Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Wed, 2015-07-15 01:08

Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.

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Top Official Says Inside Help Was Likely In 'El Chapo' Escape

Wed, 2015-07-15 01:08

U.S. authorities had wanted Joaquin Guzman extradited, in part over fears that he would get out again. Mexican authorities refused. His escape likely will deepen distrust between the countries.

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American League Wins All-Star Game, World Series Home-Field Advantage

Tue, 2015-07-14 20:32

The American League beat the National League 6-3 Tuesday night in a game that started with a homer right off the bat.

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The 'Immortal' Homemade Yogurt That Traveled 'Round The World

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:41

An Indian immigrant in Oklahoma missed the yogurt she'd grown up with. So when she traveled to India, she brought some back to use to make it herself. Forty years later, that yogurt lives on.

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Smithsonian To Post Sign At Exhibition Featuring Bill Cosby-Owned Art

Tue, 2015-07-14 14:34

The museum says the exhibition is "fundamentally about the artworks and the artists who created them, not Mr. Cosby." The move comes amid allegations of sexual assault against the comedian.

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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

Tue, 2015-07-14 12:31

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.

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Michelle Obama Is A Rock Star For Global Teen Activists

Tue, 2015-07-14 12:06

The first lady spoke to 200-plus girls gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Girl Up Leadership Summit. Was she inspirational? Need we even ask?

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The Last Boston 'Snow Farm' Finally Melts

Tue, 2015-07-14 11:58

The city dumped cleared snow in unused parking lots this winter, creating piles it called "snow farms." This one was once 75 feet high. It finally became a puddle Tuesday.

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Early Push To Require The HPV Vaccine May Have Backfired

Tue, 2015-07-14 11:58

The HPV vaccine has failed to gain market share compared to other new vaccines, even though it's great at preventing cancer. Concerns about teen promiscuity and attempts to require it may be why.

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Deal Offers Hope To Families Of Americans Imprisoned, Missing In Iran

Tue, 2015-07-14 11:18

Those detained include a former Marine, a pastor and a Washington Post reporter. The missing man is a former FBI agent. The U.S. says Iran should "make a humanitarian gesture and bring" them home.

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6 Things You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 2015-07-14 11:05

The deal is comprehensive and technical, but here's a quick write-up that explains sanctions, centrifuges, breakout time and enrichment.

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When Weed Is The Cure: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana

Tue, 2015-07-14 10:59

Dr. David Casarett used to think of medical marijuana as "a joke." But after taking a deeper look, he's changed his mind. Casarett's new book is Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana.

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Egg War: Why India's Vegetarian Elite Are Accused Of Keeping Kids Hungry

Tue, 2015-07-14 10:00

Serving eggs in free school meals could boost the protein-deficient diets of poor, lower caste Indian school kids. But in some Indian states, powerful vegetarian politicians have thwarted these plans.

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Eric Garner's Family Urges Justice Department To Prosecute Officer

Tue, 2015-07-14 08:25

Having reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City over Eric Garner's death last summer, Garner's family members say they want a federal indictment of a police officer.

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In The Middle East, Iran Deal Called 'Bad Mistake,' 'Great Victory'

Tue, 2015-07-14 08:15

Israel has sharply criticized the historic agreement that the U.S. and its five allies struck with Iran on its nuclear program. Iranian allies Syria and Iraq have welcomed the deal.

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