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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

No one knows how long they will live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need in order to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.

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Mistaken Identities Plague Lab Work With Human Cells

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

A line of immortal cells, supposedly from a breast cancer patient, turned out to be from a type of skin cancer. The mix-up wasn't discovered until experiments around the world had been contaminated.

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Microsoft Co-Founder Gives $100 Million To Research Roots Of Cancer

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

Billionaire Paul Allen's new institute in Seattle will examine how the cells in your body work — and how and why they malfunction, leading to tumors, Alzheimer's and other diseases.

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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.

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Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

Both American and European authorities are angry about Irish rules that let firms pay as 12.5 percent taxes, or nearly a third the U.S. rate. Some officials think it may qualify as illegal state aid.

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Sources: FAA May Require Licenses To Fly Commercial Drones

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:08am

The FAA has been struggling to write the rules for unmanned aircraft like the ones Amazon and other companies are developing. But a proposal is finally expected this month.

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:48am

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."

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Nursing Homes Rarely Penalized For Oversedating Patients

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 2:34am

An NPR probe finds many nursing homes still are prescribing schizophrenia drugs to calm dementia patients — despite FDA warnings — but only 2 percent of excessive-medication cases result in penalties.

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The Music Midnight Makes: In Conversation With Joni Mitchell

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:03am

The legendary composer and singer showed up at NPR's Culver City studios just before the dead of night to talk about her "helium voice," overcoming polio and painting songs with Bob Dylan.

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