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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:42am

Only about half of Medicare patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.

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Not Prosecuting Companies If They Promise To Behave

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:41am

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California River 'Jacuzzi'

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:40am

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, it's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up in the San Gabriel River.

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How 2 Children With Leukemia Helped Transform Its Treatment

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:38am

Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.

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Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:37am

"This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it," says the 21-year-old rapper. "I've never been this transparent with myself or with music."

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Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team Tests NCAA Stenographer

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:11am

Nigel Hayes peppered a news conference with words not usually heard during such an event. It turns out, he and some teammates were fascinated with the woman who transcribes their press conferences.

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Phoenix Zoo Misidentifies Gender Of Andean Bear

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 6:04am

For two years, the zoo said Luka was a male when the bear was really a female. The zoo explained that it's difficult to identify the sex of juvenile Andean bears.

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Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.

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Family Secret And Cultural Identity Revealed In 'Little White Lie'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was white. Her latest documentary, Little White Lie, explores the secret that changed her life.

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Former NPR Audio Engineer Bill Deputy Dies At 58

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

David Greene and Renee Montagne remember former NPR audio engineer Bill Deputy who died over the weekend of lung cancer. He was 58.

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Jurors Resume Deliberating Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Case

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Twelve former educators are accused of changing students' test scores in a far-ranging scandal dating back to 2009. The cheating scandal came to light five years ago.

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2016 Presidential Campaign Has Its First Official Candidate

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Cruz is the first major candidate to outright declare he is running.

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ISIS Posts 'Wanted' List Of 100 U.S. Military Personnel

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

The self-declared Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has posted names, photos and what it says are addresses of 100 U.S. military personnel, calling on its supporters to "deal" with them.

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Family Secret And Cultural Identity Revealed In 'Little White Lie'

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up in a white Jewish family in Woodstock, New York, believing she was white. Schwartz learns she's bi-racial as she prepares to attend college.

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Teens' App Applauded For Helping Young People With Depression

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Some teenage girls are headed to the White House Monday to be recognized for an app they created. Their "Safe & Sound" smartphone app is meant to help teens struggling with depression and anxiety.

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Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:08am

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

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Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Stand Out' As A Female Candidate

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:03am

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.

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Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead of 2020

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:42am

The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:37am

After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.

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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:33am

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

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