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Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Rules That Closed Most Texas Clinics

The Fifth Circuit court had ruled that the laws, requiring admitting privileges and pricy upgrades, could go into effect as it considered the case. The Supreme Court decided otherwise late Tuesday.
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Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.
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Ebola Volunteers Are Needed — But Signing On Isn't Easy

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.
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Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program.
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Long After Fracking Stops, The Noise Lives On

Most of the noise created by natural gas development is temporary. After drilling and fracking, the workers and equipment are gone. But compressor stations can stay noisy for years — even decades.
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In Nevada's Governor's Race, Hispanic Candidates Try To Woo Voters

The state's first Hispanic governor, Brian Sandoval, has become popular and is expected to easily win reelection. But Democrats there now have a rising star: a young Latina politician, Lucy Flores.
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California Ballot Measure Pits Doctors Against Lawyers

Proposition 46 tackles painkiller abuse, malpractice caps and mandatory drug and alcohol testing of doctors. Backers say the law would enhance patient safety, but doctors say the cost is too high.
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At 113, Woman Lies About Her Age So She Can Join Facebook

Born in 1900, Anna Stoehr has seen dramatic shifts in technology. But when the Minnesota woman tried to create a Facebook account, she hit a snag. The service couldn't handle her early birthdate.
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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.
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Live Airport Tweets: An NPR Producer's Irregular Ebola Screenings

Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.

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