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Shots - Health News

How A Beauty Queen With Diabetes Found Her 'Sugar Linings'

She didn't know that sporting an insulin pump on her bikini at a beauty pageant would make her an Internet sensation. Sierra Sandison is trying to use that to help others with Type 1 diabetes.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

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Experts: Flight MH370 Debris Could Have Reached Western Indian Ocean

A scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.

The Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, which was largely cleaned up in recent years, was thought be safe for rowers and canoers. Yet AP tests found its waters to be among the most polluted for Olympic sites. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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Testing By AP Finds Water At 2016 Olympic Sites 'Rife With Human Sewage'

The Associated Press commissioned tests over a five-month period. Experts who reviewed the results found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or even boating.

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Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'

It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine.

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Shots - Health News

Close Listening: How Sound Reveals The Invisible

The stethoscope seems so simple — a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn.

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Around the Nation

#TheEmptyChair Amplifies Conversation About Sexual Assault

A provocative New York magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories.

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Music Interviews

Through Doubt And Dark Times, Joss Stone Lets Her Voice Light The Way

The British soul singer, whose new album, Water for Your Soul, is out July 31, is known for her big voice. But since she began performing at age 14, she's also learned a thing or two about perseverance.

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First Listen

Preview Chelsea Wolfe's New Album, 'Abyss'

Darkness is never far behind Chelsea Wolfe; if anything, the metallic Abyss chases it with a tenderness that understands the beauty therein.

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