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Romney: People Don't Die For Lack Of Insurance

Mitt Romney's claim is belied by a large and growing body of academic studies. Democrats pounced on the remarks, which came a day after the GOP presidential nominee's comments on abortion stirred controversy.
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Now-Ubiquitous LED Lights Invented 50 Years Ago

It's the 50th anniversary of the invention of the light-emitting diode, or LED. Nick Holonyak was working on lasers for General Electric when he came discovered the LED.
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Biden's Job In VP Debate Is To Change The Narrative

Thursday night may be Representative Paul Ryan's first debate on a national television stage, but Vice President Joe Biden is an old hand. Four years ago he debated Sarah Palin, and before that he was on stage in the presidential primaries.
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CDC Estimates 14,000 Got Infected Steroid Injections

Fourteen thousand people may have been exposed to contaminated medicine believed responsible for a meningitis outbreak that has killed a dozen people. Dr. Rachel Smith is a epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control. Smith talks to Robert Siegel about the huge undertaking to identify, notify and — if necessary — treat those at risk.
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To Survive A Shooting, Students Learn To Fight Back

Many schools and colleges train students and staff to lock doors, call police and stay put during shooting threats. But a growing number of schools are adopting the advice of security experts who say students should be taught when and how to fight back when confronted by a gunman.

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