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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was finishing his residency in neurosurgery when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His memoir deals with the struggle and the joy of life as death drew near.

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As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

A funeral is being held Friday in Italy for Giulio Regeni, a doctoral student allegedly tortured and killed in Egypt. Thousands have demanded an independent probe into Regeni's death.

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Sanders Favors A 'Speculation Tax' On Big Wall Street Firms. What Is That?

The tax would apply to all kinds of trading, but estimates of how much revenue it might raise vary greatly.

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Will HealthCare.gov Get A California-Style Makeover? Kaiser Health News

The feds propose taking a page out of Covered California's book and moving to a simplified marketplace for health insurance.

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Alt.Latino

Love Stories In Union Square

Alt.Latino puts aside its hatred of Valentine's Day to hear New Yorkers' tales of love lost and found.

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Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch after speaking with media in Bunkerville, Nev., on Jan. 27. His sons led the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, and he was arrested Wednesday on charges stemming from a 2014 standoff with federal agents. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Around the Nation

Cliven Bundy's Arrest Caps Years Of Calls For Government To Take Action

The Nevada rancher's arrest on Wednesday is a setback for his self-styled militia supporters and their anti-federal lands fight. The charges stem from a standoff with federal agents at his ranch in 2014.

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The Salt

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.

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Shots - Health News

Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

Some of the genetic variations in human DNA that have been linked to quick clotting or depression or diabetes lie within or near the genetic stretches we picked up from Neanderthals, a study finds.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

In Milestone, Scientists Detect Waves In Space-Time As Black Holes Collide

A U.S.-led team says it has seen gravitational waves from two black holes merging together. It is the first time humanity has directly detected such waves.

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