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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

47 min 18 sec ago

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.

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Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients

47 min 18 sec ago

The medical students were in Iquitos. They could provide much-needed surgery for the residents of this remote Peruvian town. Just one problem: They didn't have enough patients.

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

1 hour 22 min ago

A widely-watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's sparked a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.

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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

3 hours 28 min ago

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.

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Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

4 hours 32 min ago

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.

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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

4 hours 33 min ago

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

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Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says, 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

4 hours 34 min ago

And, author Kwei Quartey adds, "The police may not find you for a little while." That's why he chose to set his second Detective Inspector Dawson book in Ghana's capital.

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A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

4 hours 35 min ago

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

4 hours 36 min ago

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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Tony Stewart's Return To Racing After Fatal Incident Ends Early

5 hours 33 min ago

In his first event since his sprint car struck and killed a fellow driver, Stewart slammed the wall twice and settled for a dismal 41st-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

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Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk

5 hours 48 min ago

It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.

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Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana Abortion Law

September 1, 2014 - 12:48am

Lawyers and advocates disagree over whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

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PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region

August 31, 2014 - 5:40pm

The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

August 31, 2014 - 5:25pm

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

August 31, 2014 - 2:53pm

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.

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Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

August 31, 2014 - 1:44pm

When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.

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Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

August 31, 2014 - 12:46pm

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

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Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli

August 31, 2014 - 11:39am

A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.

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Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote

August 31, 2014 - 11:04am

People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.

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Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

August 31, 2014 - 10:06am

The Russian leader said "substantive, meaningful talks" were needed to decide the outcome in the region, while a spokesman clarified that the region should remain part of Ukraine.

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