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Kansas Gov. Brownback's Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. Now four years later, his "real live experiment" may cost him his political career.

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Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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Friend Of Accused Boston Bomber Found Guilty Of Lying To Police

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prosecutors said Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI agents investigating the April 2013 attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

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With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.

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Nurse Amber Vinson Discharged After Testing 'Ebola-Free'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The 29-year-old nurse, one of two who became infected while treating Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, is being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

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How Will A Small Town In Arizona Manage An ICE Facility In Texas?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Corrections Corp. of America is handling day-to-day operations of the big new immigrant detention center in South Texas. But the contract and the money to run it will go to a town over 900 miles away.

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Chicago Residents Call For More Transparency In City Housing Authority

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Low-income residents looking for a home may qualify for vouchers. The Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting list for the first time in years, and advocates say that's a welcome turnaround.

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Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a 2-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.

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Is 'Leaning In' The Only Formula For Women's Success In Science?

Monday, October 27, 2014

A science superstar at Caltech advises young women to not wait for encouragement to succeed. Just go do it, she says. But her admiring students say that approach doesn't work for everybody.

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New Jersey Case Raises Questions About Legality Of Ebola Quarantines

Monday, October 27, 2014

The nurse who was put in quarantine upon arrival at New Jersey's main international airport has been told she may return home to Maine but will be monitored there by state officials.

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North Texas Town Could Become First In The State To Ban Fracking

Monday, October 27, 2014

In Texas, early voting is underway ahead of the Nov. 4 election. In the north Texas town of Denton, that means people are deciding whether they want to ban the oil and gas drilling method known as "fracking." The outcome of that vote will have repercussions across the state.

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Washington Case Revives Debate About 'Contagious' Mass Shootings

Monday, October 27, 2014

The authorities in Marysville, Wash., were reluctant to identify the boy who shot his classmates on Friday. That's become a more frequent reaction to mass shootings in recent years.

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Lava Edges Closer To Hawaii Town

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been erupting continuously since 1983. Two years ago, the lava flow changed direction and now its path is about 600 yards from a main road in the town of Pahoa.

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New York's Disease Detectives Hit The Street In Search Of Ebola

Monday, October 27, 2014

When a New York City doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, the epidemiologists knew just what to do: search the city for potential contacts.It's a gig they perform daily with far more contagious diseases.

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Ancient Viruses Lurk In Frozen Caribou Poo

Monday, October 27, 2014

A 700-year-old caribou dropping from northern Canada holds surprisingly well-preserved viruses. There's no evidence the viruses are dangerous, but they are scientifically interesting.

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Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America's Most Popular Costumes

Monday, October 27, 2014

Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and movies like World War Z, zombies are climbing the costume charts. The undead have risen from the 13th most popular costume up to No. 4 in just five years.

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Navajo Nation Changes Language Law

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chris Deschene's campaign to become president of the Navajo Nation could get a boost after a requirement for candidates to be fluent in the Navajo language is altered.

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Town In Hawaii Prepares For Possible Evacuation Ahead Of Lava Flow

Monday, October 27, 2014

On the state's Big Island, the town of Pahoa is packing up to leave if the flow from Mount Kilauea continues its advance.

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