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Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough assistance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.

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Documents Show FAA Questioned Mental Fitness of Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Newly released documents show the FAA initially declined to give Andreas Lubitz a medical certificate for his U.S. pilot's license because of his history of depression.

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The Doctor Will Video Chat With You Now: Insurer Covers Virtual Visits

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?

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The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.

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Is It An 'Uprising' Or A 'Riot'? Depends On Who's Watching

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Words describing the same event can mean very different things. It's no surprise that people can't agree on a label for what's happening in Baltimore.

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Can't Get A Job Because Of A Criminal Record? A Lawsuit Is Trying To Change That

Thursday, April 30, 2015

People convicted of minor crimes years ago are suing to overturn a Pennsylvania law that bars them from working full time in nursing homes, locking them out of a fast-growing sector in the economy.

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You've Heard This Country Duo's Songs, Now Hear Them Sing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

On the TV show Nashville, actors have performed eight songs by Striking Matches. Now the duo has its own debut album out.

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Health System Took Control To Make Joint Replacement More Profitable

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Baptist Health System in San Antonio made money doing what used to be industry heresy: reducing patients' use of medical care.

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Why We Can't Take Chipotle's GMO Announcement All That Seriously

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chipotle says providing "food with integrity" means dropping genetically modified ingredients. But critics say the company's new policy is inconsistent and even dishonest.

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Expanding Medicaid Trims Hospitals' Costs Of Caring For Uninsured

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One aim of Obamacare was to ease the financial strain on nonprofit hospitals that provide medical care to people who lack insurance and can't pay their bills. That plan is working, hospitals say.

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Small Plague Outbreak In People Tracked To Pit Bull

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A woman who caught pneumonic plague in Colorado last summer likely contracted it from her friend or his dog. Antibiotics limited the outbreak to four people and cured them.

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How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.

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#TBT: Hoping For Presidency, Former Senator Throws Rock In Water

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The 2008 presidential race was the first in the post-YouTube era. Candidates tried all kinds of things to break through, including former Sen. Mike Gravel simply throwing a rock in water.

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Baltimore Police Hand Freddie Gray Investigation Report To Prosecutors

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Baltimore Police Department task force found the van transporting Gray made one more stop than originally thought.

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Kill The Messenger: NASA Orbiter Crashes Into Mercury

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Messenger was launched from Earth in 2004. After 4,104 orbits of Mercury and billions of miles of space travel, the orbiter ended its mission with a quiet bang Thursday.

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A Forgotten Tradition: May Basket Day

Thursday, April 30, 2015

For at least a century or so, April flowers led to showers of May baskets on the front-door knobs of American homes.

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France Investigates Claims Its Soldiers Abused Children In Africa

Thursday, April 30, 2015

President Francois Hollande warns of consequences if the allegations about abuse in the Central African Republic are true. The U.N. worker who publicly revealed the abuse has been suspended.

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The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Pap smear has dramatically decreased rates of cervical cancer, but testing too often has a downside, too. Many women say they aren't yet ready to follow new guidelines and skip the annual tests.

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Dozens Of Writers Join Protest Of Free Speech Award For 'Charlie Hebdo'

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nearly 150 writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.

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Health Plans Often Fail To Provide Free Coverage For Women's Health

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Insurers dispute that notion that the problems are widespread. Consumers and advocates have complained to insurers, and some policies have been changed.

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