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Mosquito-Borne Breaking Bone Disease Spreads In Haiti

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:42am

Transmitted by mosquitoes, the chikungunya virus causes rash, fever and excruciating joint pain. It has no cure. The good news: It's rarely fatal. Epidemiologists say the virus is headed to the U.S.

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Why Reporting On Scientific Research May Warp Findings

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:35am

The pressure to publish original research can mean scientists are neglecting to verify the work of others. In its current issue, the Journal of Social Science is trying a different approach.

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Boy Tries To Win Over Girl With A Foul Ball

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:05am

During a Blue Jays/Rangers game, a boy catches a foul ball. He gives it to an older girl, who flashes a big smile. Video shows he gave her a ball he already had in his hand — he kept the foul ball.

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Tsunami Of Floodwaters Washes Across Balkans

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 4:24am

The worst rains and flooding in Serbia and Bosnia since record keeping began 120 years ago have killed dozens of people. For more, David Greene talks to the BBC's Guy Delauney.

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India's Next Prime Minister Ready To Act On Mandate

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

With the BJP's surprising victory in India's elections last Friday, the country prepares to swear-in Narendra Modi as the new prime minister this week. Modi and the BJP wiped out a Congress party that had dominated Indian politics for all but a decade since the country gained freedom from British rule in 1947.

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Politics In The News

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

A slate of primary races on Tuesday could reveal more about the direction of the Republican Party in this midterm election year.

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Renee Montagne and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Many grain bins and silos remain full, long after last fall's harvest because the railroads are behind in shipping. A slowdown in rail service is delaying deliveries of other commodities too.

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Business News

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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The Making Of 'Cyber Seniors' Spurs Competitive Videos

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

Filmmaker Saffron Cassaday was shooting a documentary called Cyber Seniors when the story took an unexpected twist.

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3 Face Charges In Turkey's Worst Mining Disaster

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

The operations manager of a mining company is said to be among three people arrested on charges of negligence in last weeks' mining disaster that killed 301 people in Turkey.

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South Korea's President Apologizes For Ferry Disaster Response

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

South Korea's president announced plans to disband the coast guard, which has been criticized for its response to last month's ferry sinking. Renee Montagne talks to journalist Jason Strother.

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AT&T To Buy DirecTV In Nearly $50 Billion Deal

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:57am

The acquisition was approved by the boards of both companies over the weekend and announced on Sunday. The deal takes place at a time when the media landscape has been transformed by new technologies.

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Pa. Democrats Aim For Spot To Challenge GOP Governor

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:27am

Primary elections are scheduled in six states on Tuesday, including Pennsylvania. There, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is unchallenged in the GOP primary, but the general election is a different story.

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Hacking The Brain With Electricity — Don't Try This At Home

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:24am

Small jolts of electricity to the brain can treat diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's. But some healthy people are trying electrical stimulation to make the brain sharper. And it may not be safe.

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'Silver Tsunami,' And Other Terms That Can Irk The Over-65 Set

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:23am

Reporter Ina Jaffe covers aging for NPR. But many common terms for people formerly known as senior citizens have become stigmatized, she says — leaving her at a loss for words.

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If You Want To Teach Kids History, Try Grossing Them Out First

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:22am

Grownups might not "get it," but subjects like bugs and poop can make history lessons a little more palatable for middle schoolers. Author Sarah Albee says she writes books for her inner 12 year old.

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Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:21am

A huge hit upon its release, the 1949 musical South Pacific still resonates with contributors to The Race Card Project — particularly a song about how prejudice is learned, not innate.

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GM To Pay Record Fine Over Safety Recall

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:06am

The Department of Transportation on Friday announced that it's ordering General Motors to pay a $35 million civil penalty for the handling of its ignition switch problems.

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S.C. Lawmakers Reconsider Old-School Cursive Writing

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:10am

Many schools dropped cursive writing as computer use spread, and South Carolina hasn't required it since 2008. A state Senate panel approved a requirement to bring it back but the cost is $27 million.

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