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Scientists Concerned About Fort Detrick Lab

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Scientists and lawmakers are concerned about plans to build a bio-defense animal laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md.

Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski, along with researchers at the National Academy of Sciences say there are some serious security concerns involving the proposed lab, designed to test human resistance to bio-warfare.

The review panel says the Army should do a more thorough job of assessing the risks of the facility. They say the lab could put workers and the Frederick community at risk.

A Fort Detrick scientist allegedly carried out the 2001 anthrax attacks. The science panel says that illustrates the need for greater security.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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