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8:21 am
Mon September 1, 2014

It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week in New York City.
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Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 5:44 pm

As they always do on Labor Day, political candidates will begin their campaign sprint to Election Day.

And for years, they have been running on simple advice: "It's the economy, stupid." But this time around the track, they may discover that many Americans want to hear about other issues as well.

Wait. What?

The economy is not the No. 1 issue?

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The Two-Way
7:51 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana's Abortion Law

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 6:21 pm

Louisiana's new abortion law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. But a lawsuit challenged the law on the basis that the requirement was medically unnecessary and would result in the closure of the state's abortion clinics. A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked the measure.

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Goats and Soda
6:03 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Volunteer Docs In Peru Take A Shopping Trip To Look For Patients

During the rainy season, a canoe is a handy vehicle to have in the waterlogged Peruvian neighborhood of Belen.
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Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 12:44 pm

After a couple days operating on people in Iquitos, Peru, we realize we're going to need some more patients.

We started with about 50 candidates, with hernias, tumors or unidentified pains. But most were excluded for a variety of reasons. Some were too old or weak, and we feared complications with their hearts. Some never returned with the x-rays (relatively affordable at government clinics) we would need before operating. Yet others had conditions we were not equipped to operate on, like tumors of the ovaries or uterus.

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Shots - Health News
6:03 am
Mon September 1, 2014

More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

A recent study found a brief delay in peak growth spurt among boys who took ADHD stimulants for at least three years, but no significant effect on their ultimate height.
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More and more kids are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and many are medicated — often with stimulant drugs like Ritalin or Adderall.

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Around the Nation
6:01 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 5:13 pm

Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that slaves sold the school hops.

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Sports
5:59 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 6:55 am

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Parallels
5:40 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

A still from the surveillance camera footage shows the fainting man (top left and bottom right) lying alone in a subway car, as the few remaining occupants hurry away.
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Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 7:34 pm

One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a Shanghai subway car.

The passengers around him scattered. Not a single person tried to help.

When the train arrived at the next station, hundreds rushed out, nearly trampling each other.

The incident was captured on closed-circuit cameras. Tens of millions in China have now seen the images, which have rekindled a long-running debate among Chinese about their national character as well as trust and fear in modern society.

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NPR Story
4:42 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 6:55 am

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NPR Story
3:58 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Democratic Candidates May Find Obama A Liability

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 6:55 am

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NPR Story
3:58 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 6:55 am

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