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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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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Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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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Dallas Ebola Patient Was Not Diagnosed On First Hospital Visit

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Officials at Presbyterian Hospital said the patient confirmed last Friday that he had been in an area with Ebola, but that information was not passed along to the entire medical team.

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University Of Michigan Coach Under Fire For Playing Injured Quarterback

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Coach Brady Hoke kept an injured quarterback in last weekend's game, touching off student protests and booster backlash. Rachel Martin talks to Alejandro Zuniga, an editor at the The Michigan Daily.

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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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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Hospital Official: Ebola Patient's Travel Not Relayed To Doctors

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.

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Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's a Bat

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

With the Royals and Oakland A's tied in the the 9th, the department tweeted: "We really need everyone to not commit crimes and drive safely." The Royals hadn't been in a postseason game since 1985.

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Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A lawyer visited a jail in Marysville, Wash., intending to see his client. Guards could not find the inmate. That was their first clue that Rhyan Vasquez had escaped. He'd been gone two days.

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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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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First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed In Dallas

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified that 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.

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California Enacts Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning plastic grocery bags throughout the state. "This bill is a step in the right direction," he said. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last."

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Another Secret Service Security Lapse Disclosed

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A man with a criminal record and a gun was on an elevator with President Obama last month. The security lapse happened when President Obama visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Elise Stefanik is 30 years old and running for Congress. If she wins, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Democrats hope filmmaker Aaron Woolf can help them hang on to the seat.

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Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A man who had come from Liberia is now in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Health officials in the U.S. say they are confident that this case will not trigger a wider outbreak.

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Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.

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Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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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Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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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Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

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