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Unprecedented Flooding Batters Louisiana; Rescue Efforts Underway

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

The state is drenched by what the governor has called an "unprecedented and historic flooding event." He has declared a state of emergency, and at least four people have been killed by the floods.

The Gold-Hungry Forty-Niners Also Plundered Something Else: Eggs

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:35am

When food shortages struck San Francisco, wily entrepreneurs raided the dangerous Farallon Islands for protein-rich eggs from seabirds. In the process, they destroyed both wildlife and each other.

For French Teens, Smoking Still Has More Allure Than Stigma

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:34am

French teens smoke at a much higher rate than their American counterparts. The French health minister is trying to remove the glamour and raise the price.

Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 3:32am

Insurers have released the latest lists of prescription drugs they won't cover in 2017. Express Scripts is excluding 85 drugs and CVS Caremark, 131. Some drugs for diabetes and asthma are out.

In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Even Calm Is Deadly

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 3:49pm

NPR examined more than a decade of data detailing Israeli and Palestinian fatalities. From February 2005 to September 2015, there were only four months with no deaths from conflict-related violence.

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