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For Strokes, Superfast Treatment Means Better Recovery

A new study says that getting treatment within 90 minutes of a stroke leads to excellent recovery for many people. It's often hard to get treatment that quickly, doctors say. But hospitals and patients really need to try.
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How Hospitals Can Help Patients Quit Smoking Before Surgery

Doctors often tell patients to stop smoking before surgery, but precious few help out with that. A hospital in Canada found that just offering a few simple kinds of help was enough to get more people to quit before going under the knife.
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King's Dream Is Not Yet Reality, Americans Say In Survey

Fewer than half of Americans say the United States has made substantial progress in treating all races equally, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center Thursday.
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Colorado Town May Issue Licenses To Shoot Down Drones

No drones have been seen in the skies above Deer Trail, Colo. But one man's mission to send a message to Washington about aerial surveillance is leading to an October vote on whether to sell drone hunting licenses. One problem: Firing at a drone would likely break federal law.
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President Unveils Plan To Boost College Affordability

Under the plan, colleges and universities would be rated on their affordability, graduation rates and the success of alumni in the job market. Federal dollars would be directed to those schools that offer "the biggest bang for the buck."
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The Lorax Is Home! Statue Taken From Dr. Seuss' Garden Found

Oh, the place he went. It seems that The Lorax statue taken from the family's property in La Jolla, Calif., last year was left in some think bushes in a nearby canyon. A tip to police led to his recovery.
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Say What? Jargon Busters Tackle Health Insurance

Getting and using health insurance shouldn't be so hard, say doctors and health literacy specialists who volunteered to come up with a consumer guide that even a seventh grader can understand. It's available just as many people are sizing up new options.
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Florida Deaths Raise Questions About Child Welfare System

At least 20 children, on the radar of child protective services in Florida, have died since April, according to the Miami Herald. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks why it's happening, and what can be done.
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Film Shows Ali's Battles Outside The Ring

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a new documentary that looks at the battles boxing's biggest star faced outside of the ring. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the director, Bill Siegel, and journalist Dave Zirin.
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Summer Songs: Led Zeppelin Reinvented, Acoustic Style

Tell Me More's 'Summer Songs' series samples contemporary artists who've remade old classics. This week, Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, shares an acoustic version of a hit by the rock band Led Zeppelin.

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