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'Bloom County 2015': Berkeley Breathed Revives Comic Strip

Mon, 2015-07-13 06:57

The cartoonist won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on Bloom County in 1987; two years later, he quit producing it.

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Waiting To Pick Your Baby's Name Raises The Risk For Medical Mistakes

Mon, 2015-07-13 06:46

If parents don't have a name teed up, hospitals often give babies temporary ones, like Babygirl. But those generic names can be dangerously confusing, especially in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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New Drug Agency Chief To Revive Buy Back Program

Mon, 2015-07-13 06:38

Not much surprises a man who's put spies and kidnappers and murderers behind bars. But there one American problem that took DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg's breath away: drug overdose.

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Scott Walker Is Betting It All On Iowa

Mon, 2015-07-13 04:16

Observers in the Hawkeye State say anything less than a victory next February in the first-in-the-nation caucus state could derail the Wisconsin governor's White House hopes.

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Scott Walker Sidles Into A Crowded GOP Presidential Field

Mon, 2015-07-13 03:08

The Wisconsin governor best known for his high-profile fight with unions and for winning a recall election in 2012 becomes the latest GOP candidate to declare a presidential bid.

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With Another Deadline Looming, Whispers Of Iran Nuclear Deal Emerge

Mon, 2015-07-13 02:49

After marathon negotiating sessions, there were reports on Monday that an announcement on a deal was imminent. Of course any deal would still have to be approved by various capitals.

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Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:24

David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.

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Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

Using lenses and meta-materials, science is finding new ways to bend or reroute light. Like Harry Potter's cloak or H.G. Wells' chemical concoction, it could make an object impossible to see.

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Is An Iran Deal Finally At Hand?

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

International negotiators appear close to a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Vienna.

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Clinton, Walker, Trump And The Accelerating Ride To 2016

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

NPR's Cokie Roberts previews Hillary Clinton's speech on the economy and Scott Walker's official announcement that he's running for president.

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Never-Ending Bank Holiday Has Strained Nerves In Greece

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

As European leaders announced a deal to address the Greek financial crisis, it's not clear when the country's banks will reopen — or when they will have sufficient funds to cover people's paychecks.

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School-Lunch Program Provides Unexpected Benefits For Rural Indian Women

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

A simple job as a cook at a school can help women in Northern India make big changes in their lives — including escaping domestic violence. For Saroj, it freed her from decades of abuse.

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N.C. Trial Outcome Could Sway National Voting Rights Measures

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect African-American voter turnout disproportionately.

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Probe Finds $70 Million Money-Laundering Bust Might Have Been Dirty Itself

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

An by the Miami Herald raises questions about a Florida task force that busted a huge money-laundering ring. Did the unit help catch criminals, or just enrich two small law enforcement departments?

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Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

In the past, the White House's once-a-decade summit on aging was a multi-day event attended by thousands, but this time there was no funding. So it's a one-day event for a couple of hundred guests.

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Egypt Mourns Omar Sharif, Its Homegrown Cinema Star

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

The international film star, best known for Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence Of Arabia, represented a bygone era for many secular Egyptians — though not many could get to his funeral on Sunday.

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Bosnians Remember When Their City Became 'One Big Concentration Camp'

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

It has been 20 years since the massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia, when some 8,000 Bosnian men and boys died or went missing. Bosnian-Americans now living in Missouri can't escape the memories.

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Maximum Security Not Enough As Mexican Drug Lord Stages Second Escape

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

One of Mexico's most notorious cartel leaders, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, escaped from prison this weekend — for a second time. A manhunt is underway after he fled his cell through a mile-long tunnel.

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Eurogroup, Greeks Reach Agreement On A Bailout Plan

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

A frantic weekend of activity in Brussels resulted in a new financial rescue deal for Greece, preventing a near-term exit from the Eurozone.

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Engineering A Shingles Vaccine That Doesn't Wimp Out Over Time

Mon, 2015-07-13 01:04

The current vaccine for shingles loses its protective value as people get older. A vaccine in the works maintains its strength over time. But the biggest challenge may be getting adults to use it.

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