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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buy Back Program Is Booming - If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:41 -0400

Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe - Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:40 -0400

Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries - Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:40 -0400

Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease - Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:40 -0400

As Crimea's Borders Change, So Do Lives - Russia's annexation of Crimea is reshaping the lives of residents throughout the peninsula. Some find comfort in Russian rule, while others equate Moscow's control with intimidation and persecution.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:28:00 -0400

Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody - Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400

The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections - Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400

Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies - An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:56:00 -0400

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale - Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:51:00 -0400

Awful Moments In Quarantine History: Remember Typhoid Mary? - Quarantines have been imposed on the sick and contagious for thousands of years. We look at the use — and abuse — of this strategy to stop the spread of disease.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:46 -0400

Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales - What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:00 -0400

Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans - One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0400

Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism - Israel's foreign minister says diplomacy is "more complicated than ... furniture from Ikea." His Swedish counterpart responds that diplomacy, like Ikea furniture, needs "a partner ... [and] a manual."
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:00 -0400

So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse? - Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:00 -0400

Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine - Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:24 -0400

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