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Working In While Eating Out: The Evolution of Doing Business While Dining

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 07:00

Though it may seem like the gig economy has ushered in the mobile work style from restaurants and coffee shops, the fact is that working and eating have been intertwined since ancient civilization.

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In Rural Utah, Preventing Suicide Means Meeting Gun Owners Where They Are

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:06

In Utah, 85% of deaths from firearms are suicides. To help people who might be vulnerable, outreach workers are discussing suicide prevention at gun shows and firearms classes.

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Study Questions Mainstay Treatment For Mild Asthma

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:06

Many of the 26 million Americans with asthma use a low-dose steroid inhaler daily to prevent symptoms. But a recent study raises questions about this strategy for people with mild, persistent asthma.

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Women May Be More Adept Than Men At Discerning Pain

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:06

Pain researchers say men and women respond differently to pain, and women may "feel more" pain than men. Understanding the differences in pain perception could lead to better treatments.

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Congress Mulls Ban On Chinese Trains And Buses. Oh, Come On, Builder Says

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 05:01

A bill would curtail cities' ability to buy transit equipment on economic and national security grounds. The manufacturer says it's all hysteria — plus there are no U.S. builders anyway.

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G-7 Leaders Near Deal To Help Amazon Nations Fight Rainforest Blazes, Macron Says

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 04:18

As the summit, held in southwest France, wrapped up, the French president said the leaders had agreed to "very concrete commitments involving technical resources and funding."

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Hong Kong Police Fire Warning Shot During Night Of Violent Clashes With Protesters

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 02:26

Dramatic video of the protests shows a small group of police officers being pushed back by stick-wielding demonstrators. An officer suddenly draws his side arm and fires into the air.

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Giant Pumice Raft Floating Towards Australia Could Help Replenish Great Barrier Reef

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 17:26

An underwater volcano is thought to have produced a sheet of pumice that stretches 58 square miles.

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Trump Walks Back Statements On China, White House Reverses Him

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:12

The president said he was having second thoughts after hiking tariffs on Chinese goods, and threatening to force U.S. companies out of China. The White House said his comments were misinterpreted.

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Former Congressman And Talk Radio Host Joe Walsh Announces Trump Primary Challenge

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 11:06

Walsh supported Trump during his 2016 campaign but of late has offered bitter critique of the president, calling him a liar, bully and unfit for office. Walsh has also attacked Trump from the right.

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A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:22

The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made partly of bullets and inspired by the survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, is touring the country to promote healing.

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In Hong Kong, Moderate And Radical Protesters Join Forces To Avoid Past Divisions

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:06

In 2014, Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement was beset by divisions. Now various protest factions are working together. "If either one gets hurt, we feel the other's pain," says a moderate lawmaker.

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Firearms Museum Focuses On Gun Safety, History And Culture

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:06

The Cody Firearms Museum in northwest Wyoming just got a makeover. It's moved away from being a monument to guns and toward being an educational space.

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Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White 'Dude Walls' Of Honor

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 08:06

Historic portraits of revered scientists and doctors can be found all over medical schools and universities — and, as it happens, most feature white men. Some say this sends the wrong message.

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To Forward Progressive Agenda, Harry Reid Says The Filibuster Must Go

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 07:49

Even in retirement, the former Senate majority leader is calling to change the rules. Reid tells NPR the filibuster is obstructing the Senate from tackling big issues like climate change and gun laws.

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Praise, Don't Tease, And Other Tips To Help Kids With Their Weight

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 07:30

Even well-intended comments about weight and dieting can actually harm children. Here's advice for how to set kids up for a healthy life and a positive self-image.

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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

Sun, 08/25/2019 - 06:00

Evangelicals are emerging as the most reliable U.S. supporters of the Israeli government and the fastest growing segment of the Israeli tourism market.

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Iranian Oil Tanker Leaves Gibraltar, Despite U.S. Efforts To Keep It Detained

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 17:52

The U.S. alleged that the tanker, which was seized in July, was carrying 2.1 million barrels of crude oil to Syria in violation of an international embargo.

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Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 14:12

Shortages affecting hospitals and clinics are a perilous example of an economic crisis that has worsened since the U.S. imposed economic and financial penalties on the country.

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Violence Returns To Hong Kong As Police Fire Tear Gas And Protesters Fight Back

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 13:13

After a period of peace in Hong Kong, protests on Saturday turned violent. Police fired tear gas at pro-democracy demonstrators who barricaded roads with bamboo and hurled bricks at authorities.

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