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US Workers Trail Rest Of Developed Countries In Vacation Time: Report – Huffington Post


US Workers Trail Rest Of Developed Countries In Vacation Time: Report
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON — As millions of Americans pack their cars ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the United States remains alone among the world's advanced economies in its lack of guaranteed paid vacation time for workers, according to a new report.

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Wall Street Feels Pain of China’s Credit Crunch, Federal Reserve Uncertainty – PBS NewsHour


Wall Street Feels Pain of China's Credit Crunch, Federal Reserve Uncertainty
PBS NewsHour
It was a bad day for global markets, whose stocks fell over worries about a credit crunch in China and comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that the fed may begin paring back stimulus efforts. Jeffrey Brown gets reactions from The Wall 

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Twigitecture: Building Human Nests – New York Times



New York Times
Twigitecture: Building Human Nests
New York Times
BIG SUR — Last week, I spent a night in a nest. Woven from eucalyptus branches, it bloomed high on the side of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway, a great whorl of sticks atop four gnarly pillars. The north wind hissed through the gaps in the 

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Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security – CNN


Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security
CNN
Washington (CNN) — A border agent every 1,000 feet, every hour of every day, supported by 700 miles of fencing along the Mexican frontier. No green cards for the 11 million immigrants living illegally in America until those steps and others to enhance border 

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HPV Vaccine Dramatically Cuts Number of Infections in Teen Girls – PBS NewsHour


HPV Vaccine Dramatically Cuts Number of Infections in Teen Girls
PBS NewsHour
The prevalence of the most common STD — and the leading cause of cervical cancer — among teenage girls has been cut in half, thanks to the HPV vaccine. Margaret Warner talks with Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control for more on a new 

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‘World War Z’: The Revolt Will Be Fact Checked – Discovery News


'World War Z': The Revolt Will Be Fact Checked
Discovery News
In this summer's big-budget zombie apocalypse film "World War Z," Brad Pitt plays a U.N. investigator trying to find a cure for a global zombie pandemic. Based on the book of the same name, the film is uncommonly … well … brainy. There's surprisingly little 

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Hospital official: James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack – CNN


Hospital official: James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack
CNN
Rome (CNN) — James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack, according to the head of a Rome hospital's emergency department where the actor was taken after falling ill at a hotel in the Italian capital. The body of the actor was transferred to the morgue at 

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Our Broken Social Contract – New York Times (blog)


Our Broken Social Contract
New York Times (blog)
Many Americans think that their country has lost its way. But when they try to make sense of what's happening, they disagree about whether the problem is essentially economic or whether it stems from cultural and moral decay. Charles Murray, the 

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Obama Calls for Dramatic Decrease in Nuclear Weapons – PBS NewsHour


Obama Calls for Dramatic Decrease in Nuclear Weapons
PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama said the U.S. could reduce its stockpile of long-range nuclear weapons by up to a third, and called upon Russia to make similar cuts. Margaret Warner gets reactions to Mr. Obama's call from former State and Defense Department 

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New drug may be best treatment for leukemia yet – CNN


New drug may be best treatment for leukemia yet
CNN
(TIME.com) — It's called ibrutinib, and it's a potential breakthrough in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that could leave patients with fewer side effects than chemotherapy. In research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), 

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