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Can You Use That In A Sentence?: Dictionary Adds New Words

The Oxford English Dictionary was updated with a number of new words, so, naturally, we held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.
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A Man Shed Live Polio Virus In His Stool For 28 Years

That's the longest span for one individual to excrete the live virus in history. It's not the norm, that's for certain. But how much of a concern is it in the war to wipe out polio?
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Swept Up In The Storm: Hurricane Katrina's Key Players, Then And Now

The natural disaster of Katrina and the man-made tragedy that followed catapulted local figures and obscure federal officials into the spotlight.
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Hispanic Or Latino? A Guide For The U.S. Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump has put immigration front and center in his campaign. This has placed renewed focus on the confusing question of how to refer to people from Latin America, including those now in the U.S.
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FDA Warns Tobacco Companies Advertising 'Natural' Cigarettes

Unless a cigarette is safer than others, it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free," the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.
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Help Wanted: Last Pediatrician On Mendocino Coast Retires

For 35 years, Dr. Bill Mahon has tended newborns and broken bones, given kids checkups and spinal taps. But luring new doctors with big debt and urban dreams to the redwoods is harder than it sounds.
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Planned Parenthood Fights Back

In a new report sent to Congress, the organization says controversial videos alleging the sale of fetal tissue are "heavily edited" to "significantly distort" actual events and conversations.
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Kentucky Clerk's Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.
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From Relief Workers To Residents: Former Washingtonians Help Rebuild New Orleans

It's been a decade since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but two former D.C. residents who founded the non-profit St. Bernard Project say there's still plenty of rebuilding to do.

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One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

Clever, a three-year-old startup, is used by 20 million students and teachers to manage all their other apps.

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