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Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won't Work

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:01am

The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.

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Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:33am

After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:19am

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

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Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:17am

Women are everywhere in sports — coaches, executives, athletes and reporters. Commentator Frank Deford wonders why there's still low viewership for women's sports on TV.

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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:16am

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

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In 'Lila,' A Nomad Finds Solace And Love In The Arms Of A Preacher

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:15am

Marilynne Robinson's fourth novel is a prequel to 2004's Gilead: That book told the Rev. John Ames' family story and this book tells the story of his wife.

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On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:15am

Fifty years ago, a New York musician and his lawyer friend started a small record label that would become a global brand, taking salsa music from New York clubs to the rest of the world.

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Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention — So Why Don't More Vote?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:13am

Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.

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Cardinals And Giants Advance To NLCS, Will Play Each Other Saturday

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:51pm

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the LA Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nations 3-1. The Cardinals and Giants will meet in the National League Championship Series.

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