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Elevator Assault: She Asked Him To Stop Smoking; He Began Hitting Her

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016

Video of an elevator altercation in China went viral. It's just one instance of China's problem with the treatment of women.

A Bra That Could Get People Talking About Breast Cancer

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016

In Pakistan, 40,000 women a year die of breast cancer, but the topic is taboo in much of the country. A new kind of bra aims to raise awareness.

Reactions Flood In After Malheur Trial 'Not Guilty' Verdicts

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016

Reaction is coming in fast to the not-guilty verdicts for the seven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

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Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 7:34 a.m.

The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.

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When Disaster Strikes, Aid Groups Often Strike Out. Why?

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 6:37 a.m.

Aid groups are falling short on some of the world's worst crises, says researcher Sara Pantuliano. There is a way to fix it — but it might not be popular.

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Is A Placebo A Sham If You Know It's A Fake And It Still Works?

NPR | Oct. 28, 2016 5:48 a.m.

Most research on placebos involves people who think they're getting an active treatment, but aren't. But they may also work when people know full well they're getting a sham treatment.

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Here's The Story Of The Hindu Lamp Shown In Trump's New Ad

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 3:27 p.m.

It's called a diya. It's part of the upcoming Hindu festival of Diwali. And this year, the lamp is linked to politics in the U.S. — and in India as well.

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Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 1:43 p.m.

The virus that causes AIDS came to the U.S. from Haiti in the early 1970s, a genetic analysis finds. HIV spread in New York City for years before doctors became aware of it.

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New Guidelines Acknowledge The Reality: Babies Do Sleep In Mom's Bed

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 1:09 p.m.

There's no question bed sharing increases the risk of sudden death, pediatricians say. New guidelines are aimed at reducing that risk as much as possible in the first year of a child's life.

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Hexavalent Chromium Found In Soil, Water At Salem-Keizer CTEC

Statesman Journal | Oct. 27, 2016 11:33 a.m.

The chemical compound is best known as the carcinogen in the movie “Erin Brockovich,” which is based on a true story about contaminated drinking water in Hinkley, Calif.

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Getting Dental Care Can Be A Challenge For People With Disabilities

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 10:10 a.m.

People with serious disabilities and their caregivers often struggle to find dentists who have the ability and desire to take care of their teeth. Cost is another issue.

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Oregon Waits To Hear About Health Care Waiver

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 10:02 a.m. | Portland

Oregon is waiting to hear whether the federal government will allow its Medicare experiment to continue.

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There's Another Side To Bush Meat That Doesn't Get Much Attention

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 9:47 a.m.

The risk posed to mammals — and to public health — is well-documented. But for some people, bush meat is an important part of their daily diet.

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