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'And Then, The Screaming Started': Scenes From A Nightmare In Las Vegas

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:51

By the time it was done, Sunday night's attack had become the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. But when it began, all concertgoers knew was: Something felt very, very wrong.

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How Messing With Our Body Clocks Can Raise Alarms With Health

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:31

The scientists honored with a Nobel Prize in medicine helped discover that every cell in the body has its own clock. When we ignore those clocks, we increase the risk of weight gain and diabetes.

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Police Look For Clues In Las Vegas Shooting

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 12:07

Law enforcement authorities say a motive in Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas is unclear. Authorities are searching the suspect's home in Mesquite, Nev., for clues.

Top Stories: Las Vegas Shooting; Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:36

Also: Puerto Rico struggles to secure clean water and food; the ex-CEO of Equifax apologizes for the massive security breach; and officials in Catalonia say an independence referendum is approved.

Trump On Las Vegas Shooting: 'An Act Of Pure Evil'

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:18

The president addressed the nation from the White House on Monday morning, giving his prayers and condolences for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting, which left more than 50 dead.

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The Taming Of The Brew: How Sour Beer Is Driving A Microbial Gold Rush

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:03

As the popularity of sour beers burgeons in America, scientists are going back to the drawing board in a quest to discover the perfect mix of new brewing microbes.

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For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:01

Children and teens with severe anxiety benefit most from both psychotherapy and medication, a study finds. But it can be hard for families to find and pay for high-quality therapy.

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Getting The Most Out Of Pre-K, 'The Most Important' Year In School

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 07:56

About 1.5 million 4-year-olds started pre-school this fall and parents are wondering: How do I know my child is in a high-quality program? A new book offers some answers.

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'Hypoallergenic' And 'Fragrance-Free' Moisturizer Claims Are Often False

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:41

People with skin conditions like eczema need moisturizers to treat their dry, cracked and reddened skin. But research suggests many moisturizers are mislabled and can make the skin conditions worse.

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Nobel Prize In Medicine Is Awarded To 3 Americans For Work On Circadian Rhythm

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:39

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash a and Michael W. Young share the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries about how internal clocks govern human biology.

Antonin Scalia's Less Well-Known Legacy: His Speeches

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 05:00

Scalia Speaks is an anthology of the late justice's speeches on everything from the arts, turkey hunting, games and sports, faith and judging — and even the "Italian view of the Irish."

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At Least 2 Dead After Shooting At Music Festival On Las Vegas Strip

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 03:15

Las Vegas hospital says at least 24 people have been injured — 12 critically. A section of the Strip has been shut down, and flights in and out of McCarran airport have been temporarily suspended.

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