Dana Farrington

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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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San Francisco Crash Victims Identified As Chinese Girls

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Two people died Saturday in the crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from Seoul, South Korea, San Francisco's fire chief says.

Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White says everyone who had been on board the flight is accounted for.

National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Debbie Hersman said ...

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Facebook Bug Exposed Contact Information Stored On Profiles

Friday, June 21, 2013

Facebook has discovered a bug that compromised contact information for millions of people. The company estimates that about 6 million users had email addresses or telephone numbers inadvertently shared with others they have a connection to.

CNN explains how the accidental sharing occurred:

"The bug, which has ...

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Paula Deen's Contract Is Toast After Quick-Fire Criticism

Friday, June 21, 2013

Paula Deen's contract with The Food Network expires at the end of June — and it won't be renewed.

The celebrity chef faced a barrage of criticism after the National Enquirer reported that Deen admitted to using the N-word in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit against her. ...

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What Is Meant By The Term 'Whistle-Blower'

Monday, June 10, 2013

When Edward Snowden came out as the source of leaks about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, he was immediately labeled a whistle-blower by many.

Is the term a misnomer?

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, took to Twitter on Sunday to question the ...

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Construction Worker In Custody For Phila. Building Collapse

Saturday, June 08, 2013

A construction worker has turned himself in to police in connection with Wednesday's building collapse in Philadelphia. The incident killed six people and wounded more than a dozen.

"Sean Benschop was demolishing a four-story building next to a Salvation Army thrift store, when part of the structure collapsed onto ...

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Why Do People Live In Twister-Prone Oklahoma?

Monday, June 03, 2013

In covering the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, we've been asking a lot of questions about safety and preparedness. On Saturday, a meteorologist told NPR's Wade Goodwyn that "there is no universal, one-size-fits-all guidance or safety rules for tornadoes."

Some of the online commenters on that story had ...

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Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Gnomes marched their way into one of England's most prestigious gardening events this year. The 100th annual Chelsea Flower Show, which ends Saturday, opened its gates to the flower-friendly creatures for the first time.

Gnomes decorated by celebrities made their debut at the show and are now up ...

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French President Signs Same-Sex Marriage Into Law

Saturday, May 18, 2013

France is officially the 14th country to legalize gay marriage. Saturday, President Francois Hollande signed a bill that Parliament had passed in April, which gives same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt.

Opposition had stalled Hollande's action. As the BBC reports, after the Senate and National ...

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Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A task force in Newtown, Conn., on Friday unanimously recommended building a brand-new school at the site where a gunman killed 26 children and teachers in December.

In January, students from Sandy Hook resumed classes, but at an unused school in a neighboring town.

Newtown leaders voted to ...

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Israel Reportedly Attacks Syrian Facility, In An Escalation

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Israeli warplanes attacked a military research center near Damascus early Sunday, according to intelligence reports and Syrian state media. The attack prompted Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad to deem it a "declaration of war" by Israel, CNN reports.

The facility in question, in the Damascus suburb of ...

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Israel Reportedly Attacked Target In Syria In Airstrike

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Israel has conducted an airstrike against a target in Syria, in an apparent attempt to keep a shipment of missiles from reaching Hezbollah, according to multiple news agencies citing Israeli and U.S. officials.

Israel has not officially confirmed reports that it carried out the attack on a target in Syria, ...

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Obama To Nominate Charlotte Mayor For Transportation Post

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx will be nominated by the president to be the next transportation secretary on Monday, a White House official confirms.

From member station WFAE in Charlotte, Ben Bradford reports Foxx has three main transportation credentials.

"As mayor, he's advocated for expansion of the city's light rail ...

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