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Overused Medical Services Cost Medicare Billions Of Dollars

A treatment that is appropriate for one patient can be unnecessary or even counterproductive for another. But Harvard researchers found a way to estimate truly wasteful Medicare spending.
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Out Of Maryland, A Cry For Nigeria: 'Bring Back Our Girls!'

The abduction of more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls has resonated with families in Maryland, home to one of the largest Nigerian-American communities in the U.S.

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Last Call For Metro Bar Cars

Bar cars have been disappearing from commuter rail services in the U.S. On the last bar car out of New York's Grand Central station, a nostalgic crowd raised a last beer to a vanishing institution.
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Nearly 3 Years After Quake, Washington Monument Reopens

The obelisk has recovered from damage sustained during an earthquake that hit Washington, D.C., in 2011.
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Sandwich Monday: Domino's Specialty Chicken

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new dish from Domino's. It's essentially pizza with crust made out of chicken.
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'Frontline' Doc Explores How Sept. 11 Created Today's NSA

PBS looks at the origins of the agency's surveillance program and the extraordinary steps top government officials took to give it legal cover and keep it hidden.
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A Prom Like Any Other — But With A Few Exceptions

Oregon's teacher of the year organized the Aloha Prom for students with special needs. Students from other towns drove as much as an hour to attend Friday's event in Portland.
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Older Women May Actually Be More At Risk For Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer screening often isn't recommended for women after age 65, but that may be when they're most vulnerable, a study finds. African-American women face a particularly high risk.
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Veteran Congressman Makes A Career-Threatening Mistake

Democratic Rep. John Conyers failed to submit enough valid signatures to appear on the August primary ballot, a campaign misstep that has some wondering if he's still up to the job.
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More Cyclists Can Now Call AAA For Help

AAA sends mechanics and trucks to help cyclists on the road, in new programs from auto clubs in New England and Colorado. The service was announced in time for this week's Bike to Work Day

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