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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:51:00 -0400 
    Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.


Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0400 
    One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.


So For Halloween You're Dressing Up As ... A Sexy Ebola Nurse? 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:42:00 -0400 
    Why are infectious disease costumes even a thing? It's actually a relatively new development in Halloween history, but there are precedents. See: Plague Doctor mask, Venice.


Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:24 -0400 
    Hickox, who returned to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested negative for Ebola upon her return, and she has no symptoms — so she says she poses no threat to the public.


New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400 
    Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.


Is It Legal To Quarantine Someone Who's Not Sick? 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:40:00 -0400 
    State and local governments have the legal authority to impose mandatory quarantines. But law experts are debating whether some states' new Ebola quarantine policies may be stepping over the line.


The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:35:00 -0400 
    When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.


Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:35:15 -0400 
    A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.


Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic' 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:04:00 -0400 
    The risk of developing tuberculosis soars when someone has diabetes. The threat of a double pandemic is a challenge for the medical profession, where different docs typically treat each disease.


So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:03:00 -0400 
    In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.


Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:17:00 -0400 
    Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.


New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:37:00 -0400 
    Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.


Why It's OK To Worry About Ebola, And What's Truly Scary 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:00 -0400 
    Public health officials are telling us not to freak out about Ebola in the United States. But fear is what motivates people to protect themselves from danger. When should we worry?


Maine's Gov. Threatens Legal Action To Force Nurse Into Quarantine 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:24:00 -0400 
    Kaci Hickox, who tested negative for Ebola and says she is asymptomatic, defied Gov. Paul LePage by setting off on a morning bike ride with her boyfriend.


Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:04:00 -0400 
    The head of the world's most iconic technology company says that although his sexual orientation has been no secret among friends and colleagues, now is the time to publicly acknowledge it.
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