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Frances Kelsey, FDA Officer Who Blocked Thalidomide, Dies At 101

The physician and pharmacologist worked at the government agency in the early 1960s, when she uncovered a link between the drug and severe birth defects.
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Ex-Soviet Officer Who Became Taliban Commander Found Guilty In U.S.

Irek Hamidullin, 55, a one-time Soviet tank commander in Afghanistan, stayed behind after Moscow's forces were withdrawn in 1988. He went on to mastermind a 2009 attack on an Afghan base.
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Whether History Or Hype, 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' Endures

A year ago, after a white police officer shot an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Mo., the phrase "Hands up, don't shoot" became a rallying cry. While it has become a mantra, some call it a lie.
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Sit For A Dunker, Stay For The Wash At The Donut Shop

The Donut Shop in Tupper Lake, N.Y., serves up more than donuts. It's also a laundromat, and it's a winning combination.
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Trump Booted From Conservative Forum After Latest Remarks

In an appearance on CNN, the maverick candidate called Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly a "lightweight" and "highly overrated." And those were just the nice things.
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Could Sexting Help Your Relationship?

Sexting can be risky for teens, research suggests, but is it bad for consenting adults? Researchers are starting to think the behavior may have its perks — both in and out of bed.
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Alabama Cuts Funding To Planned Parenthood

It's the third state to cut funds to the women's health organization over a series of sting videos. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to correspondent Jennifer Ludden.
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High Schoolers And Snooze Buttons: A Public Health Crisis?

Pre-dawn school start times are unhealthy and must change, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Trump Gets Disinvited From RedState Gathering

Erick Erickson, who runs the RedState conference of conservatives, banned Donald Trump for remarks about Fox News' Megyn Kelly. Politics editor Ron Elving wraps up the week with NPR's Linda Wertheimer. <>
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ISO: $7 Billion To Ban Burning Man Acolytes From The Bay Area

A satirical crowd-funding appeal hopes to fund a wall around the entire Bay area during the infamous Burning Man art festival — to stop its attendees from ever returning to San Francisco.

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