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One Picture, Of 35,000 Walrus, Shows One Effect Of Global Warming

40 min 5 sec ago

The picture shows the walrus huddled up on an Alaskan beach. Usually, they would spread out on sea ice. But this year, it's all melted.

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On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

1 hour 28 min ago

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

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Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

2 hours 25 min ago

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

2 hours 29 min ago

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

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Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

2 hours 35 min ago

The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.

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Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

3 hours 1 sec ago

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

3 hours 1 min ago

Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be.

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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

3 hours 12 min ago

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

3 hours 47 min ago

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.

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Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

3 hours 47 min ago

A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.

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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

3 hours 47 min ago

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?

3 hours 52 min ago

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

4 hours 23 min ago

Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

4 hours 49 min ago

The efficacy of the Secret Service has come under scrutiny lately, after an armed man ran into the White House. Under pressure from lawmakers, the service's chief resigned.

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Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

4 hours 49 min ago

The efficacy of the Secret Service has come under scrutiny lately, after an armed man ran into the White House. Under pressure from lawmakers, Julia Pierson resigned.

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Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

5 hours 39 min ago

Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.

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Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

5 hours 39 min ago

Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.

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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

5 hours 41 min ago

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

5 hours 41 min ago

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

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Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

6 hours 1 min ago

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.

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