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The way a pediatrician talks with nervous parents about vaccines may determine whether the child gets immunized or not, a study suggests. Asking "What do you want to do about shots?" doesn't work.
February 07, 2015
A new U.N. report lays out how much money is needed and where it should go — everything from transportation for contact tracers to cash incentives for health care workers.
February 07, 2015
Kayla Jean Mueller's parents released a statement late Friday. Jordan called ISIS's claim "criminal propaganda;" U.S. officials say they can't confirm her death.
February 07, 2015
The way a pediatrician talks with nervous parents about vaccines may determine whether the child gets immunized or not, a study suggests. Asking "What do you want to do about shots?" doesn't work.
February 07, 2015
Buses were allowed to carry people out of harm's way during a stay of hostilities, which have displaced some 1.6 million. Talks between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to continue Sunday.
February 07, 2015
The university said the plan had been in the works for a year. But the current measles outbreak makes it more "pressing."
February 06, 2015
Arianna Huffington says readers need more positive news coverage, so her site is launching an effort focused on good stories. Their shareability may make "What Works" a smart business move, too.
February 06, 2015
Thousands of letters, writings and notes by civil rights icon Rosa Parks were opened to researchers this week at the Library of Congress.
February 06, 2015
In what's being hailed as a landmark case, the tribunal found the mass surveillance of cellphone and online communications violated human rights law.
February 06, 2015
The Labor Department provided more evidence Friday that the U.S. job picture is finally getting back to normal — nearly six years after the great recession ended. The monthly jobs report showed an increase more than a million jobs over the past three months. The unemployment rate did tick up to a notch, but even that is a positive signal.
February 06, 2015
E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's prayer breakfast, politicians weighing in on arming Ukraine and measles immunizations.
February 06, 2015
Jordan and the other Arab countries are still doing little, even though Jordan says it ramped up attacks. As of this week, the U.S. mounted 946 strikes in Syria, while Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi and UAE completed 79 total. The United Arab Emirates stopped flying in December, concerned the U.S. is not providing sufficient combat air rescue.
February 06, 2015
Kayla Mueller, the 26-year-old American hostage ISIS claims was killed in an airstrike in Syria, grew up in Arizona. She was taken hostage in 2013 while leaving a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Aleppo.
February 06, 2015
This Sunday, AMC debuts Better Call Saul, the backstory behind Breaking Bad drug kingpin lawyer Saul Goodman. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's so good, TV lightning just might strike twice.
February 06, 2015
In 1998, Al Gore proposed using a satellite and the Internet to let us all see the awe-inspiring view of Earth that wows space travelers. That satellite may finally launch later this year.
February 06, 2015
NBC Chief Anchor Brian Williams has been bombarded by criticism this week over his shifting accounts of a 2003 helicopter landing in the Iraqi desert.
February 06, 2015
Once depleted by decades of overfishing, rockfish have rebounded. But it's hard to tell this conservation and fishery management success story if purveyors continue to misidentify the tasty fish.
February 06, 2015
Inquiring minds want to know: What's with the Gedde Watanabe shade in Thursday's post about Asian-Americans in TV and movies?
February 06, 2015
The leaders of Germany and France held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Friday in a new attempt to stop the fighting in Ukraine.
February 06, 2015
Twice in 10 days, President Obama referenced India and the need to safeguard against religious intolerance. That left Indian television blistering with debate.
February 06, 2015

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