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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.
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Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.
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Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.
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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.
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Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.
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A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty

An innovative program seeks to fight persistent poverty by helping a struggling family navigate past some of the day-to-day obstacles that keep many people poor.
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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
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Vikings Allow Adrian Peterson Back Without Suspension

Melissa Block talks with Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins about how fans in Minnesota are reacting to the Vikings decision to allow running back Adrian Peterson to play.
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U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.
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Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?

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