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Around the Nation
3:19 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Lawyers Band Together To Fight Gun Violence

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 3:24 pm

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Eight thousand eight hundred and fifty-five - according to the FBI, that's the number of Americans killed in gun murders in 2012. Nearly 123,000 were robbed at gun point - more than 142,000 assaulted with a firearm.

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Your Health
3:19 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Getting Medical Advice Is Often Just A Tap Away

Originally published on Sat October 18, 2014 3:24 pm

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Business
3:26 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Sales of traditional hybrids, plug-ins and all-electric cars are down about 5 percent in 2014 — while truck and SUV sales have jumped.
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Originally published on Sun October 19, 2014 4:25 pm

The recent drop in gas prices may be good for consumers, but it's not such good news for hybrid car sales.

Even before gas prices started to slide, hybrid sales were falling — all while sales of trucks, SUVs and luxury sedans have been on the rise.

That relationship between gas prices and sales is "rather remarkable," says John Krafcik, president of the website TrueCar. "During months when gas prices are low, less fuel-efficient cars tend to take a greater share of the market and vice versa. It's a fairly one-to-one relationship."

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Europe
2:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Europe's Short-Term Economic Fixes Can't Solve Long-Term Problems

Originally published on Mon October 20, 2014 6:57 pm

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Trade Lingo
1:51 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

In Skydiving, A 'Whuffo' Won't 'Burble' Or Try The 'Horny Gorilla'

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 6:57 am

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And speaking of flights of fantasy, meet our next guest.

MICHAEL SNIVELY: Full-time, I design speakers, but part-time and on weekends, I am a skydiving instructor.

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Africa
1:50 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

'Bring Back Our Girls' Hopes Release Brings An End To Campaign

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 3:26 pm

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Sports
1:50 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

NBA Is Trying Shorter Games — Why Not A Shorter Season?

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 3:26 pm

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Politics
3:35 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Political TV Ad Spending Expected To Top $1 Billion

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Global Health
3:35 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

U.S. Could Learn Lessons From Africa's Ebola Response

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Shots - Health News
2:31 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

A doctor uses a microscrope to view a human egg during in vitro fertilization (IVF), which is used to fertilize eggs that have been frozen.
Mauro Fermariello ScienceSource

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 3:35 pm

Until recently, freezing a woman's eggs was reserved mainly for young women facing infertility as a result of cancer treatments like chemotherapy.

But recent advances in technology have made freezing eggs easier and more successful, and likely have a lot to do with the recent decisions by Facebook and Apple to offer female employees a health benefit worth up to $20,000 to freeze their eggs.

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