The journal Science has withdrawn a study from 2009 that suggested an obscure virus causes chronic fatigue syndrome. The findings raised patients' hopes for effective treatments. But scientists who raced to confirm the viral link failed to do so.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced new rules Wednesday designed to reduce potentially dangerous pilot fatigue. Bart Jansen of USA Today discusses the changes and why the FAA felt compelled to adopt them, and sleep medicine expert Charles Czeisler explains how the body responds to fatigue.
The extension on federal jobless benefits is set to expire. If no deal is reached, 2 million people will see their benefits dry up by the end of January. Guest host Allison Keyes speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax and Vincent Brandon, who has been unemployed since March.
Attention lottery players in Georgia: No one has stepped up to claim the $77 million jackpot that expires on Monday. The state's lottery offices will be closed starting tomorrow for the Christmas holiday. But the lucky winner can claim the prize at the lottery kiosk at Atlanta's main airport.
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