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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Location, location, location too often trumps medical need, some doctors say. But another solution to making the distribution of scarce organs fairer worries some transplant surgeons and patients.

Books

For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book

There's a joke in LA that everyone — from your dog walker to your dry cleaner — is writing a screenplay. C.W. Neill pokes fun at that romantic Hollywood craft in This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me?" Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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