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Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

Some hospitals are using a remote command center to keep an eye on ICU patients. This brings the expertise of a major medical center to rural hospitals — and may help keep the rural centers open.
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Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.
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Fed Chair Yellen's Warning Adds To Recent Market Jitters

Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen warned about "potential dangers."
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Clips: Charting The Changes To Barracks Row From The Barber's Chair

In part three of our series "Clips," we'll meet a female barber whose clients include military men along D.C.'s Barracks Row.

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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.
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The Future Of Massachusetts' Offshore Wind Farm Is Uncertain

Officials in Massachusetts bet big on wind energy, sinking $113 million into a waterfront terminal designed to serve the new industry off the New England coast. But Cape Wind is all but dead.
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Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Panera Bread says it's dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. But while it says that includes artificial sweeteners, it's leaving sodas with them on the menu.
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How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy

Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute about what he calls "government-sponsored segregation," and how it has led to police-community tensions.
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Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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