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Efforts To Prevent Misuse Of Biomedical Research Fall Short

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:04

The National Academies of Sciences says not enough has been done to keep legitimate research on pathogens and toxins from being misappropriated and turned into biological weapons.

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8 Die At Florida Nursing Home After Irma, Leaving A Host Of Questions

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:07

The Rehabilitation Center never lost power — but a transformer that drove its air conditioning unit was knocked out, leaving residents vulnerable to the heat and humidity.

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Fire Kills At Least 23 At Malaysian School Dormitory With Barred Windows

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:54

"We wanted to help others," a survivor tells Reuters. "There was nothing we could do." The victims were mostly children whose escape was blocked.

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Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:23

"It's a team like very few people have seen," Trump said of Florida and federal officials.

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Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:11

Restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates. But can any viable business generate zero waste?

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NATO Nervous As Russia, Belarus Team Up For Cold-War-Style War Games

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:28

Zapad ('West') 2017 involves thousands of Russian and Belarusian troops, tanks and planes, making neighboring Ukraine and the NATO Baltic states jittery.

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In Their Own Words: Why Armed Fighters Attack Aid Workers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:30

In the first study of its kind, researchers ask members of Al Shabaab, the Haqqani Network and the Taliban to explain why they attack the humanitarians trying to help them.

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Top Stories: Trump On DACA; Hurricane Relief In U.S. Virgin Islands

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:40

Also: What's in Bernie Sanders' proposed health legislation; several Marines are burned in a training accident in California; and the Cleveland Indians win their 21st game in a row.

If You Think Everyone Else Has More Friends, You're Not Alone

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:25

Many first-year college students think their peers have more friends than they do, a study finds. But that can actually help motivate students to make new connections.

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Frank Vincent, Who Portrayed Dapper Mobsters, Dies At 80

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:16

With his strong chin, manicured hair and steely glare, Vincent could bring an air of menace to almost any atmosphere.

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At Bug-Eating Festival, Kids Crunch Down On The Food Of The Future

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00

The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the planet's 9 billion people will need to rely on bugs as a critical source of protein. Chefs and scientists are trying to get children on board early.

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Police Departments Look To Garbage Trucks To Block Vehicle Attacks In Crowds

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 06:00

Law enforcement officers are using the trucks to prevent vehicle attacks like the one in Charlottesville that killed one woman and injured several other people.

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Democrats Say They Have A Deal With Trump To Protect DREAMers

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:34

Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi said they had a "productive meeting" with the president Wednesday night. But getting any legislation to protect DACA recipients passed is far from certain.

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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:03

North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late.

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Here's What's In Bernie Sanders' 'Medicare For All' Bill

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:00

Don't understand what the independent Vermont senator's single-payer plan is? Here are the bullet points. (For starters, his new program would not look a whole lot like Medicare.)

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Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 05:00

Flooding in Houston and utility outages led to belches of fumes from refineries and other industrial sites. Residents of a region already struggling with air pollution wonder: Is it safe to breathe?

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Court Revokes Martin Shkreli's Bail Citing His 'Solicitation Of Assault'

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:06

Shkreli, convicted of securities fraud, will await sentencing in jail after judge calls him an "ongoing risk to the community."

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School Shooter In Washington State Is Apprehended; One Student Dead

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 18:54

The suspect is reported to be a young student described by a friend as "nice and funny and weird."

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Dual Olympic Bids Approved For Paris And Los Angeles

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:24

The decision to award the 2024 and 2028 games simultaneously is a first for the International Olympic Committee and the result of a trying bidding process.

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San Diego Washing Streets With Bleach To Combat Hepatitis A Outbreak

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:02

The disease has killed at least 15 people and infected nearly 400 in the city, and it's hitting the homeless population the hardest.

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