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5:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

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5:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Emanuel, Garcia Face-Off In Chicago's First Mayoral Runoff

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 2:04 pm

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Politics
5:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Rand Paul To Follow Father's Lead; Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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5:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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Shots - Health News
5:03 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow's Milk

The number of women buying, selling and sharing breast milk is growing rapidly. But it can be a risky purchase, scientists say, because a mom can't tell by looking at the milk whether it's safe and nutritious for her baby.
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Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:54 pm

Selling breast milk is big business.

Each year tens of thousands of women post ads on websites, offering their extra milk for $1 to $3 an ounce: "My rich milk makes giants!" promises one seller. "Organic and Gluten Free Breastmilk," claims another. Then there's this one: "470 oz. of breastmilk must go!!!"

But some women online aren't delivering what they're advertising.

Scientists at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, analyzed 102 samples ordered from popular websites and found about 10 percent of them were "topped off" with cow's milk.

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Food
3:26 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Voltaggio sprinkles sugar on granola pancakes, a dish from his new cookbook, Home.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 6:24 pm

Breakfast is Bryan Voltaggio's favorite meal because it's the only time he gets to eat with his family. Most other times, the Top Chef and Top Chef Masters finalist is at one of his restaurants. That's why the recipes in his new book, Home: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends, are centered on family and family gatherings, from Thanksgiving to Super Bowl Sunday.

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Michel Martin, Going There
3:21 am
Tue April 7, 2015

New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson is founder and CEO of the Rooted School.
Jonathan Johnson

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 5:49 pm

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, much has been rebuilt in New Orleans — including the public schools. But the current education system is radically different from the one that people who grew up in New Orleans remember. Virtually all students in the city now attend charter schools. Many of their teachers are both new to New Orleans and new to teaching.

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U.S.
6:07 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Report Shreds 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story, But Many On Campus Have Moved On

An independent review of a Rolling Stone article about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia found fundamental errors in the way the story was reported and edited. University President Teresa Sullivan said the story had damaged campus efforts to address sexual assault.
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Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 1:49 pm

A report released Sunday about a Rolling Stone magazine story detailing an alleged rape at the University of Virginia is one more chapter in a long, troubling story for the campus.

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The Two-Way
5:58 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Gertrude Weaver, World's Oldest Woman, Dies At 116

Gertrude Weaver holds a flower given to her a day before her 116th birthday last year, at Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark. Weaver, who last week was named the world's oldest person, died Monday.
Danny Johnston AP

Last week Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas became the world's oldest person. Weaver died Monday at the age of 116. The cause was complications from pneumonia, according to KATV.

Weaver died at the Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Ark., where she was a resident, the TV station reported.

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Environment
5:34 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Residents Fight Mark Twain National Forest Restoration Plan

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

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4:36 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

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Shots - Health News
4:36 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Will A Transplanted Hand Feel Like His Own? Surgery Raises Questions

Kevin Lopez at home in Greenbelt, Md.
Meredith Rizzo/NPR

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

When Kevin Lopez opens the door to his Greenbelt, Md., apartment to greet a visitor he's never before met, he initially conceals his right hand.

"I'm self-conscious, definitely, about my right hand," he says. But eventually Lopez relaxes.

"I was born like this," he says. "As you can see, I don't have any fingers." It bothers the 20-year-old enough that he has volunteered to do something drastic: to have his right hand removed and replaced with another person's hand via surgery.

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The Two-Way
3:20 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

How Do You Like Los Angeles' New Parking Signs?

Los Angeles is trying out 100 of these new parking signs for six months. They're supposed to help streamline the current system. (See photo below.)
Sam Sanders NPR

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:18 am

In Los Angeles, it's really not the traffic, it's the parking.

Every Angeleno has endured that nerve-wracking search for a spot, circling and circling and circling city blocks. Then, when you finally find a space, you've got to solve the logic puzzle that LA parking signs can sometimes be.

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Monkey See
3:12 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Small Batch: The March Madness Of Friends On Opposite Sides

This is the Duke Blue Devil, which is here because Linda chose the photo rather than Stephen.
Andy Lyons Getty Images

I've written before about how I became a fan of Duke basketball. Stephen Thompson has talked before about being from Wisconsin (and, yes, even attending the University Of Wisconsin). As you can imagine, Monday night's men's final between our basketball teams will put us in a very tricky situation.

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The Salt
3:06 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Energy Paste

We apologize to pizza.
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Traditionally, the liquified foods marathoners choke down in the middle of a race have been limited to some pretty basic flavors: lemon-lime gel, vanilla goo, chocolate mystery substance.

No more! Clif has introduced pizza-flavored energy paste.

We tried it while competing together in an ultramarathon this weekend (this entire sentence is a lie).

Ian: It's like an IV bag for someone suffering from too much happiness.

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Shots - Health News
2:19 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Tracking Your Own Health Data Too Closely Can Make You Sick

Studies show that having too many tests done too frequently is a recipe for getting sick, not staying healthy.
Medicimage Science Source

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 8:32 am

Last week, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban caused quite a stir on Twitter by suggesting that people, if they could afford it, get quarterly bloodwork to establish a baseline of their own health. A big failing of medicine, he wrote, is that "we wait till we are sick to have our blood tested and compare the results to 'comparable demographics.' "

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The Two-Way
12:37 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Fraternity Named In Retracted 'Rolling Stone' Rape Story To Sue Magazine

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 2:36 pm

Updated at 1:39 p.m. ET

The fraternity at the heart of the retracted Rolling Stone article on campus rape says it plans to pursue "all available legal action against the magazine."

"After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine," the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity said in a statement.

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Monkey See
11:38 am
Mon April 6, 2015

The Times Grow Messier As The Last Chapter Of 'Mad Men' Begins

Maliabeth Johnson as Audrey and Jon Hamm as Don Draper in the latest episode of Mad Men.
MIchael Yarish /AMC

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 12:38 pm

["Spoiler" alert: This review of the season premiere of Mad Men discusses the season premiere of Mad Men.]

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The Two-Way
11:01 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Judge Allows N.Y. Woman To Serve Divorce Notice Using Facebook

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 10:34 am

A judge is allowing a Brooklyn, N.Y., woman to serve her elusive husband divorce summons via Facebook.

In his decision dated March 27, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper said Ellanora Biadoo could file for divorce from Victor Sena Blood-Dzraku using a private Facebook message. He wrote:

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The Two-Way
10:20 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Boston Bombing: In Closing Arguments, Contrasting Images Of Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (center) is depicted in this courtroom sketch between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad (left) and Judy Clarke during his federal death penalty trial in Boston.
Jane Flavell Collins AP

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 6:26 pm

Updated at 5:16 p.m. ET

Prosecutors and lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev made their closing arguments Monday, the final step before the jury decides whether to convict the accused Boston Marathon bomber.

"There was nothing about this day that was a twist of fate," Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty told the jurors. "This was a cold, calculated terrorist act. This was intentional. It was bloodthirsty. It was to make a point. It was to tell America that 'We will not be terrorized by you anymore. We will terrorize you.'"

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Around the Nation
6:35 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Animals At Houston Zoo Treated To Easter Egg Hunt

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:43 am

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Sports
6:30 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:43 am

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6:05 am
Mon April 6, 2015

To Alleviate Confusion, LA Officials Give Color-Coded Parking Signs A Try

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:43 am

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Business
5:08 am
Mon April 6, 2015

States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment

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Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 1:09 pm

Some typical crowdfunding proposals posted online may look like this: Help my band record our next album or please contribute to my child's medical expenses.

But here's one thing the average investor can't do through crowdfunding: buy stake in a private company. That policy, however, is under closer scrutiny. With more competition for venture capital funding, equity crowdfunding is getting more attention.

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Sports
5:06 am
Mon April 6, 2015

College Basketball Championship Games Expected To Be Close

Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop during a game against the Duke Blue Devils on December 03, 2014. They will face one another again in the NCAA championship game Monday.
Mike McGinnis Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 9:43 am

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5:03 am
Mon April 6, 2015

In Long Beach, Calif., Smart Meters Spot Wasteful Water Users

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:43 am

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Shots - Health News
4:25 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical

Lorenzo Gritti for NPR

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 2:10 pm

It's a warm afternoon in Miami, and 35-year-old Emanuel Vega has come to Baptist Health Primary Care for a physical exam. Dr. Mark Caruso shakes his hand with a welcoming smile.

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Shots - Health News
4:23 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Women Having A Heart Attack Don't Get Treatment Fast Enough

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Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 2:37 pm

Christina Costanzo was 32 when she had her first heart attack. It all started on a Friday.

"I had chest pain. I had pain in my jaw, pain going down my left arm. I had some shortness of breath," Costanzo recalls.

But Costanzo who is a nurse practitioner in New Haven, Conn., didn't realize right away that these were symptoms of a heart attack. She figured this was just her body reacting to stress, and she didn't want to overreact.

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Science
4:22 am
Mon April 6, 2015

When Did Humans Start Shaping Earth's Fate? An Epoch Debate

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 11:35 am

Humans have had such a huge impact on the Earth that some geologists think the human era should be enshrined in the official timeline of our planet.

They want to give the age of humans a formal name, just as scientists use terms like the Jurassic or the Cretaceous to talk about the age of dinosaurs.

But some researchers think that formally establishing an "Anthropocene" — as many call it — as part of the geologic time scale would be a big mistake.

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Race
4:21 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Ferguson Activists Hope That Momentum Sparks A National Movement

Ferguson activists march through downtown St. Louis during a protest last month.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 12:21 pm

Since August, several U.S cities have been at the center of protests about policing and race. Activists in Ferguson, Mo., demonstrated for months in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, a black, unarmed 18-year-old killed by a white police officer last summer. They also have demanded resignations and pushed for new laws in what organizers say is the start of a national movement for justice.

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