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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park  Thu, 02 Oct 2014 03:59:00 -0400
The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park. 
On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:40:00 -0400
Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses. 
Michael Dunn Found Guilty In 'Loud Music' Killing  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:25:00 -0400
A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music. 
Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:12:00 -0400
The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps. 
Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:08:22 -0400
When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds. 
When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:07:00 -0400
Scientists wince when people blame every big tropical cyclone, heat wave or drought on a shifting climate. But now some are trying to figure out just what the evidence for such a link would be. 
Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:56:00 -0400
The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced. 
Royals' Win A Tough Act To Beat As Baseball Playoffs Near  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:37:00 -0400
After a dramatic win in extra innings, the Kansas City Royals will advance in the playoffs for the first time in nearly three decades. 
2 New Breeds Allowed To Compete At Westminster Dog Show  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400
The Westminster Kennel Club will allow two new breeds to next year's show — the wirehaired vizsla and the coton de tulear. 
Dallas Ebola Patient Was Not Diagnosed On First Hospital Visit  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400
Officials at Presbyterian Hospital said the patient confirmed last Friday that he had been in an area with Ebola, but that information was not passed along to the entire medical team. 
University Of Michigan Coach Under Fire For Playing Injured Quarterback  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400
Coach Brady Hoke kept an injured quarterback in last weekend's game, touching off student protests and booster backlash. Rachel Martin talks to Alejandro Zuniga, an editor at the The Michigan Daily
Secret Service Director Resigns After Storm Of Criticism  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400
The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, resigned on Wednesday after the agency came under scrutiny for a series of security missteps. 
Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400
A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on. 
How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:00 -0400
A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud. 
The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:16:00 -0400
It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.