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The Latest Research On Alzheimer's Disease

Among the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. Alzheimer's disease is the only one with no method to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. New research has generated hope among scientists and caregivers that treatment for the disease could come sooner than many dared to think possible. But there's good reason to be cautious. The outcomes of studies on several promising drugs are due this year. Researchers fear pharmaceutical companies might halt the search for treatments if the results are disappointing. A major international conference on Alzheimer's is in session this week in Vancouver, Canada. We'll provide the latest news from the conference and efforts to find a cure.

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Nostalgic For Noir? Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother' Is A Toxic Treat

In his first graphic novel, Jules Feiffer, 85, has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard boiled novels and B movies of his youth. Maureen Corrigan says it's "a mulligan stew of murder and desire."
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California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
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McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will take the stand Thursday for the second day, as defense attorneys seek to emphasize how the Republican's relationship with Jonnie Williams did not involve extending special treatment.

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Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

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