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Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

In a new book, The Anatomy of Violence, Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has a biological basis just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability and punishment, including the death penalty.
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Deported While Unconscious

American hospitals have essentially deported hundreds of undocumented immigrant patients, according to reports. This includes a few who were unconscious at the time. Host Michel Martin speaks to David Pitt of The Associated Press, about the practice.
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Ratting Out TB: Scientists Train Rodents To Diagnose Disease

For more than a decade, a nonprofit in Tanzania has been using the rat's keen sense of smell to detect buried land mines around the world. Now the group is training the critters to help diagnose tuberculosis at rural clinics.
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How Doctors Would Know If Syrians Were Hit With Nerve Gas

An international team of doctors is helping Syrian health workers recognize the signs of a chemical attack. They're also teaching them how to collect and preserve tissues as potential evidence if war crimes charges are brought.
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FDA OKs Prescription-Free Plan B Pill For Women 15 And Up

Under the proposal, teenagers below 15 would now need a prescription to purchase the morning-after pill. That age was previously 17. The plan would also allow the product to be sold on retail shelves, rather than behind the pharmacy counters, with age to be verified by cashiers rather than pharmacy staff.

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