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Posted Thursday, June 23, 2016 by WLRH News

The Association of American Medical Colleges says the U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of health care professionals by the year 2025. As WLRH's Katy Ganaway reports, one international student-led organization hopes to bring a new generation of leaders into health care…

  • Forensic police work the explosion site at Ataturk airport in Istanbul on Tuesday, after explosions and gunfire hit Turkey's biggest airport.

    Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by NPR News

    At least 239 people were injured in the attack on Europe's third-busiest airport. The attacks were carried out by three suicide bombers armed with guns and explosives, authorities say.

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The Microwave Dave Foundation is a non-profit bringing music into local schools and helping children get musical education they might not otherwise

Huntsville's own Doctor Who fan convention, Con Kasterborous, was surprising from the start.

Beginning June 17th, Independent Musical Productions brings Disney's Mary Poppins to life onstage at Lee High School.

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Kurt Britz checks a driver's license at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014, the first day recreational marijuana sales were legal in Colorado. Possession remains illegal for those under 21 years old, and statistics show a widening racial gap in arrests for those offenses.

The state legalized marijuana at the start of 2014 for anyone 21 or older. An increasing rate of Latino and black youths were arrested for violating that age limit, even as the white arrest rate fell.

Moraine Park is a grassy valley inside Rocky Mountain National Park.

The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. "If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us," one scientist says.

Sotheby's auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la Rona diamond in London on June 29.

The world's second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana's citizens?

Virginia Anderlini (right) was the first private client to try out Dr. Sonya Kim's new virtual reality program for the elderly, and says she's eager to see more. Kim's handful of programs are still at the demo stage.

Some doctors are finding that virtual travel — to Venice, a Hawaiian beach or Africa — can open new worlds to people confined by low mobility, dementia, or depression.

What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.

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