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New York Medical School Widens Nontraditional Path For Admissions

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is making it easier for more nontraditional students to become doctors. Applicants don't have to have taken the standard admissions test or a full slate of premed classes to be considered. The school's leadership hopes the move will foster greater diversity.
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Milwaukee Finds Its Missing Link; 'Guido The Racing Italian Sausage' Turns Up

Perhaps the crooks feared being grilled or stuck under some hot lights. Whatever, they've returned the 7-foot-tall spicy sprinter who entertains fans during Milwaukee Brewers games.
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The Meaning Of 'Regret': Journalist Bob Woodward, White House Disagree

The veteran Washington Post reporter says a White House aide threatened him over a story about President Obama's role in sequestration.
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Experts Boil Telecommuting Decisions Down To Flexibility Vs. Serendipity

Yahoo touched off a debate about the effectiveness of telecommuting when it told employees last week that they may no longer work from home. The policy change was made, according to the company's internal email, to enhance workplace collaboration.
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Budweiser May Seem Watery, But It Tests At Full Strength, Lab Says

Class-action lawsuits accuse Anheuser-Busch of watering down Budweiser and other beers and then misleading consumers about their alcohol content. The company denies the claims; in tests commissioned by NPR, samples of Budweiser were found to be in line with their advertised alcohol content.
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A Photographer Remembers Wounded Knee, 40 Years Later

A photographer looks back on some of his first work, documenting the 1973 standoff on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation.
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5...4...3...2...1... We Have Sequestration

The predetermined nature of the coming budget crisis known as sequestration is part of a long tradition of using countdowns as a way to manage chaos.
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Economists See Budget Cuts Putting The Recovery At Risk

Nearly all economists in a recent poll believe growth is "likely to be negatively affected" by the automatic federal spending cuts set to go into effect starting Friday. The $85 billion in cuts could have wide-ranging impacts, from military spending to consumer confidence.

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