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5 Things We Learned From New Database Of Payments To Doctors

36 min 51 sec ago

Royalty and licensing payments accounted for almost a third of the amount paid to doctors by drug and device companies. The total exceeded the amount spent on speeches, consulting and meals.

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Toll From Japanese Volcano Reaches 48 Dead

2 hours 38 min ago

Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo, unexpectedly belched toxic gas last week as scores of people hiked near the summit.

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ISIS Militants Reportedly Behead Kurds In Northern Syria

3 hours 23 min ago

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State militants killed the seven men and four women near the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani.

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Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

4 hours 15 min ago

With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.

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Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

6 hours 36 min ago

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

6 hours 36 min ago

Elizabeth Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed re-enforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

6 hours 36 min ago

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

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FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

6 hours 41 min ago

"We're giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. ... a point where they can actually identify themselves," says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.

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'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

7 hours 53 min ago

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad-free, invitation-only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

7 hours 54 min ago

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

10 hours 23 min ago

The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.

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Kurds Retake Syria-Iraq Border Crossing As U.K. Begins Bombing

October 1, 2014 - 12:11am

Rabia, which Islamic State militants had held since this summer, was reclaimed by peshmerga fighters in a bloody urban battle. But ISIS fighters advanced on the Syria-Turkey border despite airstrikes.

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Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

September 30, 2014 - 6:39pm

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.

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FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

September 30, 2014 - 6:22pm

Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.

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Albuquerque Police Department Faces Federal And Public Scrutiny

September 30, 2014 - 5:48pm

In this city, drug-related violence is part of everyday life, and police say they sometimes have to use excessive force to protect themselves. But the Justice Department says otherwise.

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Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

September 30, 2014 - 5:48pm

If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

September 30, 2014 - 5:42pm

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

September 30, 2014 - 5:42pm

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

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New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

September 30, 2014 - 5:31pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.

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New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

September 30, 2014 - 5:31pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.

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