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Watchdog Says Feds Shouldn't Have Let Man Take Grenade Parts To Mexico

October 30, 2014 - 4:34pm

The case, in which agents watched a man to go through with potentially illegal, is reminiscent of the gun-walking scandal that plagued the ATF for years.

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Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

October 30, 2014 - 3:38pm

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.

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The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

October 30, 2014 - 3:27pm

The 19th U.S. president didn't leave much of a legacy at home. But in Paraguay, he's a hero, credited with helping save the nation after a disastrous war with its South American neighbors.

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Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'

October 30, 2014 - 3:04pm

The risk of developing tuberculosis soars when someone has diabetes. The threat of a double pandemic is a challenge for the medical profession, where different docs typically treat each disease.

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What A Brush With SARS Taught A Doctor About Ebola

October 30, 2014 - 2:52pm

A young doctor put on a protective suit so he could examine a man who might be sick with SARS. It was hard to tell who was more frightened: the doctor or the patient.

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Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

October 30, 2014 - 2:05pm

Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.

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So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

October 30, 2014 - 2:03pm

In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.

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4 People Dead After Plane Crashes Into Building At Kansas Airport

October 30, 2014 - 1:37pm

About 100 people were reported to have been in the building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport at the time of the crash. Authorities said five others were injured.

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Michael Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014 - 1:17pm

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014 - 1:17pm

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

October 30, 2014 - 12:37pm

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

October 30, 2014 - 12:15pm

The economy performed better-than-expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

October 30, 2014 - 12:04pm

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

October 30, 2014 - 11:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Palestinians Condemn Closure Of Disputed Religious Site In Jerusalem

October 30, 2014 - 11:15am

Israel closed the Temple Mount, holy to both Muslims and Jews, following an assassination attempt against a Jewish activist who wants Jews to be able to pray at the site. The site will be open Friday.

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Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary

October 30, 2014 - 10:58am

Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?

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Maine's Gov. Threatens Legal Action To Force Nurse Into Quarantine

October 30, 2014 - 10:24am

Kaci Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola and says she is asymptomatic, defied Gov. Paul LePage by setting off on a morning bike ride with her boyfriend.

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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

October 30, 2014 - 9:28am

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

October 30, 2014 - 9:04am

The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

October 30, 2014 - 8:36am

After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene's candidacy is now in limbo.

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