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Craigslist Founder Takes On Voter ID Laws By Infographic

The anti-voter ID law infographic by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is just the latest broadside in the war between those who believe the voter ID laws are aimed at suppressing the votes of people more likely to vote for Democrats and those who believe that voting fraud is a real and present threat to American democracy.
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White-Nose Syndrome: A Scourge In The Bat Caves

The disease has killed more than 5.5 million bats in the eastern United States and Canada and is making its way west. White-nose syndrome has been diagnosed in three Missouri bats — the first confirmed cases west of the Mississippi — and scientists say it won't stop there.
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Feds Interview New Witnesses In Polar Bear Probe

The interviews are part of an ongoing investigation of government scientists who described seeing dead polar bears in Arctic waters in 2006. Investigators were apparently interested in archived aerial surveys, suggesting their probe remains focused on the scientific integrity of the 2006 paper.
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No One's Claimed Mega Millions Win, Maryland Lottery Official Says

While one woman in Maryland has told reporters she bought a winning ticket, she's provided no proof. And lottery officials say no one's come forward. The winners in Kansas and Illinois haven't been heard from yet either.
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Across America, The Grip of Prescription Painkillers Tightens

An analysis from The Associated Press, based on data from the Drug Enforcement Agency, shows how sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone have ballooned over a decade.
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Bariatric Surgery: The Risks And Benefits

Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that bariatric surgery may treat, or even reverse, the effects of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese patients with high blood sugar levels. Some fear that the risks of the operation overshadow the rewards.
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Link Between Extreme Weather And Climate Change

2011 brought exceptionally mild winters in most of the U.S., deadly tornadoes in the Midwest and extended drought in the West and Southwest. Kevin Trenberth, distinguished senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, discusses the correlation between climate change and extreme weather.
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Cyclists: Do You Really Obey Traffic Laws?

More urban neighborhoods are adding bike lanes to accommodate cyclists. While some view the lanes as an inexpensive way to facilitate urban transportation, some people bristle at the thought of losing parking spaces. Drivers and pedestrians worry about reckless riders.

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