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The Spreading Enterovirus Is Different Than Previous Years' Strains

Hundreds of children across the U.S. have been sickened by a respiratory illness caused by a virus known as enterovirus D68. Some of the patients have experienced paralysis of limbs.
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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.
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Critics Say Railroads Should Do More To Prevent Pedestrian Deaths

On average, more than 400 pedestrians per year are killed by trains. They are sometimes children, trying to cross the tracks or walking along side them — but the railroads see them as trespassers.
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U.S. Hospitals Redouble Efforts To Prep For Ebola

Another Ebola infection in Dallas has raised some concern among nurses and other health workers in hospitals around the country who worry they may not be equipped to deal with the crisis.
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North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

A shift in the two states is among the cascading effects of the Supreme Court's refusal to review any appeals in same-sex marriage cases in its current term.
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Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.

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A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.
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How Much Damage Can A 6-Year-Old Boy Do Over 10 Years?

A satirical website compiled the cost of property damage if Calvin — of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" — was a real kid. The total: nearly $16,000.
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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.
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Principal Makes Good On Bet With Students

School principal Mike Neubert of South Dakota told elementary students if they collectively ran 200 miles, he would run a marathon. Neubert ran the equivalent of a marathon around the school.

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