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Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
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A Look Back At Obama's Past Convention Speeches

President Obama delivered his fourth DNC speech last night — 12 years ago to the day he took to the national stage as a candidate for Senate.
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Doctors Need A New Skill Set For This Opioid Abuse Treatment

Practicing surgery on a piece of pork — that's how some doctors are learning to implant a new drug that curbs opioid cravings. It's not a skill set typically used in addiction medicine.
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Twitter Just Turned VP Nominee Tim Kaine Into Your Dad

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine introduced himself to America Wednesday night as a fighter, Hillary Clinton's ally and — your dad.
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After Hinckley, States Tightened Use Of The Insanity Plea

John Hinckley's not-guilty verdict prompted tighter restrictions on the insanity defense. Civil rights advocates say that means seriously ill people are imprisoned without adequate treatment.
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.
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University Of Louisville President Resigns, With $690,000 Payout

James Ramsey will receive a settlement to avoid potential litigation against the school, which is facing both federal and NCAA investigations.
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Chelsea Clinton Looks To Help Her Family Return To The White House

The once shy preteen is now a mother of two who has become one of her mother's closest political advisers. On Thursday night, she'll introduce Hillary Clinton as she accepts the Democratic nomination.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Convention Speeches Soar, Raise A Question: Can Clinton Connect With Ordinary People?

Never known as a big-venue speaker, Hillary Clinton will face a make-or-break moment Thursday night with multiple pitfalls, varying objectives and a variety of critical audiences.

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