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A Glimmer Of Hope In The Fight Against Hunger In America

November 11, 2014 - 12:41pm

The number of Americans struggling to afford food has remained stuck near recession-era highs. But a recent Gallup poll suggests things may be starting to get back on track for some.

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

November 11, 2014 - 12:16pm

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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On Armistice Day In U.K., A Sea Of Red Poppies Honors The Fallen

November 11, 2014 - 12:14pm

The first of 888,246 ceramic poppies — one for each soldier from Britain and its colonies who died — was planted Aug. 5 at the Tower of London, the last today. The site has had 4 million visitors.

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The Burden Of Colon Cancer Shifts From Rich To Poor

November 11, 2014 - 11:40am

Rates of colorectal cancer have dropped nationally, thanks to better screening. But people who don't have access to health care are more likely to miss out on screening, and face increased risk.

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Putin Puts Shawl On China's First Lady, And Censors Leap

November 11, 2014 - 11:08am

When Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to place a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, the wife of China's President Xi Jinping, he set off alarm bells.

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How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

November 11, 2014 - 11:04am

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.

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Pay Attention To The Health Insurance Calendar To Avoid Surprises

November 11, 2014 - 10:48am

Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.

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In China, Dreaded Process Of Getting A Visa To The U.S. May Get Easier

November 11, 2014 - 10:45am

The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.

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Sterilization Operations In India Reportedly Kill 9 Women

November 11, 2014 - 9:56am

More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.

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Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hall Turbocharge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

November 11, 2014 - 9:46am

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

November 11, 2014 - 9:28am

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

November 11, 2014 - 8:10am

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

November 11, 2014 - 7:18am

The veteran Tennessean is poised to take a leading role on education in the new Congress.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

November 11, 2014 - 7:03am

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

November 11, 2014 - 6:59am

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

November 11, 2014 - 5:24am

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

November 11, 2014 - 3:36am

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Co. Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

November 11, 2014 - 3:35am

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

November 11, 2014 - 3:35am

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

November 11, 2014 - 3:33am

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, 41, a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.

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