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A 'Wake-Up Call' To Protect Vulnerable Workers From Abuse

For decades, a turkey-processing company housed intellectually disabled men in squalid conditions, subjecting them to physical and emotional abuse while paying them $2 per day. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently won a huge judgment against the company.
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A Small Shock To The System May Help Brain With Math

The results are preliminary, and alpha parents seeking an edge for their children shouldn't risk electrocution. Still, the findings are provocative and may lead researchers down a new road.
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Swell Of Goodwill For First Medicare Chief Confirmed Since 2004

Marilyn Tavenner, who has been running the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in an acting capacity since late 2011, has a big job. The agency oversees health coverage for more than 100 million Americans.
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How Trace Amounts Of Arsenic End Up In Grocery Store Meat

A recently published study found slightly elevated amounts of inorganic arsenic in samples of chicken meat purchased at grocery stores. Arsenic-based drugs are no longer used in chickens — but they are still used in turkeys.
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Everybody In The Pool! But Please Leave The Poop Behind

Most public swimming pools are contaminated with germs carried by poop, federal researchers found. We swimmers are to blame. Showering before swimming and taking kids to the bathroom often would help.
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Shock Trauma Docs Grapple With Real-Life Medical Drama

More than 8,000 severely injured patients are brought to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore each year, where quick life-or-death decisions are made by the minute.
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When Your Dad Is A Killer, How Do You Cope?

Host Michel Martin speaks to the Unabomber's brother, David Kaczynski, and Melissa Moore, the daughter of a serial killer, to find out how relatives of notorious criminals cope.

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