Dana Farrington

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Karachi Airport Attacked By Gunmen; At Least 23 Reported Dead

Sunday, June 08, 2014

This post was last updated at 1:45 a.m. ET Monday.

Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night, and the fighting continued into Monday morning.

The reported death toll has been rising: The latest from Pakistan media is that at least 23 are dead, including airport guards and the ...

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Veterans Advocate Says He Fears Loss Of Faith In VA

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Veteran Tom Tarantino says allegations of delayed health care for veterans should be taken more seriously. But he says the care can be great, "once you actually get in" the system.

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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Every day, all over the world, newborns die when they don't have to. They die from preventable infections and because their tiny bodies can't stay warm enough.

Shefali, a mother from Bangladesh, knows this global tragedy all too well.

"Whenever a child is born and then dies, we're overwhelmed with ...

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California Chrome Wins The Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 03, 2014

California Chrome won the 140th running of Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville Saturday. The horse was favored to win, despite quirks that set him apart from his more traditional competitors.

"Derby dreams do come true," an announcer said after the race.

As NBC Sports reports:

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Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department

Friday, April 18, 2014

This post was updated at 6 p.m. ET.

The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The additional time was given "based on the uncertainty created" by an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska, according to a State Department statement.

In February, a ...

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Satellites' Scope And The Search For A Plane

Friday, March 21, 2014

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now concentrated in the southern Indian Ocean, with satellite clues bringing aircraft and ships closer to objects that could be the debris from the missing airliner.

But as NPR's Robert Siegel said on All Things Considered Friday, "This is not like ...

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Australia: Objects Spotted By Satellite Imagery May Be Linked To Jet

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Australian satellite images found objects that are possibly connected to the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing with 239 people on board March 8. "New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search," Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told his Parliament on Thursday.

"The Australian Maritime ...

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Attractor Of Animosity Arthur Chu Leaves 'Jeopardy!' (For Now)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Eleven wins and nearly $300,000 later, Arthur Chu was defeated on Jeopardy! Wednesday night. He was "brain-fogged" after the marathon taping, he tells Here & Now, but he wishes his competitor Diana Peloquin well.

During his reign, Chu faced a barrage of vitriol from fans of the show. Some ...

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Reports: Comcast To Buy Time Warner

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Comcast is expected to announce its acquisition of Time Warner on Thursday, various media outlets report.

Bloomberg, citing "four people familiar with matter," says Comcast will buy the cable company for about $44 billion, "combining the largest two U.S. cable companies in an all-stock deal."

The New York Times ...

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Birth Control And Blood Clots: Women Still Weighing The Risks

Sunday, February 09, 2014

The drug company Merck, maker of the NuvaRing contraceptive, says it will pay out $100 million to settle thousands of liability lawsuits from women who say they were harmed by using the product.

These women say that the birth control method put them at greater risk of life-threatening blood clots, ...

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5 New Year's Resolutions From Women To Watch

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's resolutions: Sometimes we make them; usually we break them. The annual goals are intended to bring out the best in us — but what if you're already extremely accomplished?

These five women have worked hard to help others, through businesses, innovation and writing. Four of them were speakers ...

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Diaspora Sounds Alarm As Dominicans Face Statelessness

Friday, December 20, 2013

Politicians in the Dominican Republic have long courted Dominicans in the U.S. for votes. That relationship has strengthened in the past couple of years; in 2011, the Dominican government established seven representatives for its communities abroad.

And that influence means activism in the U.S. matters back on the island.

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TEDWomen 2013: In Innovation, Age Is Nothing But A Number

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Some women are notoriously sensitive about their age. Not Diana Nyad.

At 64, the inspirational long-distance swimmer says she's in her prime. At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco on Thursday, she recounted her successful fifth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. Through her harrowing trip, there was ...

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Popping A Baby Out Like A Cork, And Other Birth Innovations

Friday, November 29, 2013

An invention to help with obstructed labor has turned some heads — and not just because the idea came from a party trick on YouTube.

The Odon Device, created by Argentine car mechanic Jorge Odon, guides a folded plastic sleeve around the baby's head. A little bit of ...

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Photographing Puerto Rican New York, With A 'Sympathetic Eye'

Saturday, October 26, 2013

In the raging 1970s, New York City was dangerous, broke and at times on fire.

Latinos in the city were taking to the streets, running for office and carving out artistic spaces. "Latino" at the time in New York meant "Puerto Rican."

Photojournalist Bolivar Arellano immigrated to the ...

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Second Arrest Made In Connection With LAX Dry Ice Explosions

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport have led to a second arrest, police say.

Reporter Doualy Xaykaothao tells our Newscast unit that 41-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez was arrested Friday at the airport. Dicarlo Bennett was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the same incident. The ...

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Kerry Hopes Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Shipped Out Of The Region

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Syria's chemical weapons could be consolidated and moved out of the country, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested in an interview with NPR.

Weapons inspectors are still in Syria assessing the country's stockpile and how to destroy it, in accordance with a United Nations Security Council resolution approved in ...

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ESPN Says It Backs Reporting As It Pulls Out Of NFL Series

Friday, August 23, 2013

ESPN President John Skipper released a statement Friday defending the network's journalistic integrity after it pulled out of an investigation of the NFL.

ESPN had been a partner with PBS's Frontline on a forthcoming series about concussions in the National Football League. A trailer for the two-part investigation says ...

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Hawaii Homeless Initiative Would Send Some Back To Mainland

Thursday, August 01, 2013

A new homeless initiative in Hawaii is raising some eyebrows, and the department in charge of implementing it has concerns of its own.

As part of a larger housing bill in July, the state Legislature approved $100,000 per year for a three-year pilot project that would help get some ...

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How Midwives Have Become Critical In War Zones

Thursday, July 25, 2013

In a conflict zone, getting the basics — food, water, shelter — is a constant challenge. And it likely involves being on the move.

Now imagine pregnancy. There might not be a functioning medical facility for miles. And the environment makes the woman and her baby more susceptible to complications.

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