Publication: US News & World Report

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MH17 and Ukraine's Instability Threaten U.S. and European National Security

Until a missile shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people aboard, the crisis in Ukraine may have seemed to be another flashpoint in a world confounded by conflict. But the downing of flight MH17 all too vividly demonstrated ... [Published US News & World Report - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Ukraine, NATO, United States
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors are more easily distracted during thinking and memory tasks than younger people, a new study finds."Almost any type of memory test administered reveals a decline in ... [Published US News & World Report - 11 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Roundup: Pointless, but Interesting Maps on the Internet

This week at Data Mine, we've been making lots of maps. We explained why the CDC thinks Americans are fat, showed that 1 in 10 American teachers rely on second jobs and reminded you never to drink and drive . In today's roundup of great charts on the ... [Published US News & World Report - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Nuclear Enters the Export-Import Fracas

This debate is turning radioactive.Nuclear industry and manufacturing executives waded into the ongoing debate over the Export-Import Bank on Friday morning, warning if Congress votes to close the bank – which helps foreign buyers purchase American products, ... [Published US News & World Report - 12 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

White House Angers the Press, Again

President Barack Obama is raising the ire of the news media again by shutting reporters out of Democratic fundraising events during his West Coast trip this week."We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president's ... [Published US News & World Report - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

For 'Manhattan' Creator, All Roads Lead to Los Alamos

Viewers of the new TV show "Manhattan," a drama about the making of the atomic bomb, already know thatthings will end with a bang – two of them to be exact, with the dropping of "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" on Hiroshima and Nagasaki,respectively, in 1945. ... [Published US News & World Report - 13 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Colorado Judge Strikes Down Town's Fracking Ban

A Colorado judge struck down a town’s fracking ban Thursday, saying it created an “irreconcilable conflict” with the state's interest in regulating and developing its oil and gas resources."While the court appreciates the Longmont citizens'sincerely held ... [Published US News & World Report - 14 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Chris Christie Fiddles While Cuomo's Corruption Problems Come to Light

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential aspirations were badly damaged by the misconduct of aides who thought it would be a neat idea to close the approaches to the George Washington Bridge in order to teach a lesson to a local elected official ... [Published US News & World Report - 14 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

IRS Caps Fines on Uninsured Americans at $12K for Family of 5

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. taxpayers who go without health insurance this year will face fines of up to $2,448 per individual or $12,240 for a family of five, the Internal Revenue Service says.The ... [Published US News & World Report - 14 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Health Tip: Pack Safety Essentials for a Long Hike

By Diana Kohnle, HealthDay Reporter(HealthDay News) -- If you're heading out on a trail or hike, make sure you're equipped with a few safety tools.The Washington Trails Association suggests taking these essentials:A detailed map of the area and a compass. ... [Published US News & World Report - 21 hours ago]
Entities: Compass, Battery
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Arizona Botches Lethal Injection Execution of Joseph Wood, Pundits React

On Wednesday the execution of an Arizona inmatetook nearly two hours ; the process usually takes just 10 minutes. Some witnesses describe the man, Joseph Rudolph Wood, as snorting and gasping for breath. State officials, however, said he lost consciousness ... [Published US News & World Report - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Paul Ryan Releases New Anti-Poverty Plan, Pundits React

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin released a new anti-poverty plan aimed at changing the way federal government money is spent to pull people out of poverty. Among other proposals, Ryan wants to create a program called the Opportunity Grant, which ... [Published US News & World Report - Jul 24 2014]

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"This research is very important," Martin said. "The tests used in this study are important tools in determining how the brain is affected by environmental interference, which is critical information in treating neurological disorders, including stroke and traumatic brain injuries."
"Public relations 'minders' are injecting themselves into our interviews with politicians, CEOs, and other policymakers" writes Ron Fournier on nationaljournal.com. He adds that the practice "threatens the quality and credibility of newsgathering."
"This is the latest in a long line of sensible drug policy reform proposals from Sen. Paul," says Marijuana Majority Chairman Tom Angell. "Most political observers assume he's setting himself up to run for president and, if that's true, this is more evidence that it's quickly becoming the new conventional wisdom that working to end the failed war on drugs is smart politics."
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