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10:23am

Fri October 4, 2013
Code Switch

Actors With Disabilities In Big Roles? 'We Don't Have A Chance'

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 3:43 pm

The original Ironside starred Raymond Burr as a detective who became a paraplegic after being shot in the line of duty.
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10:21am

Fri October 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Tasteless Or Not? Restaurant Puts Communion Wafer On Burger

The controversial burger, which comes with an unconsecrated communion wafer, at the Kuma's Corner restaurant in Chicago.
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Kuma's Corner, a Chicago restaurant that's built a reputation with foodies for its venturesome dishes, "has cooked up a controversial burger of the month for October, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce," The Associated Press says.

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10:09am

Fri October 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Vietnamese General Who Led Fight Against U.S., France, Dies

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:16 am

Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap (back) with Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh (second from right) and other advisers in 1950.
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Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded the defeat of French colonial forces at Dien Bien Phu and the Tet Offensive that turned many Americans against the Vietnam War, has died at 102.

Giap, whose legacy in Vietnam is second only to Ho Chi Minh, the revolutionary communist leader, died Friday at a hospital in the capital, Hanoi, a government official tells news agencies.

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9:48am

Fri October 4, 2013
Shots - Health News

Despite Many Warnings, Antibiotics Are Still Overprescribed

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 2:25 pm

Unless it's strep throat, antibiotics are unlikely to help you get over a sore throat.
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We've known for years that antibiotics don't help in most cases of bronchitis or sore throat. And for decades, public health officials have tried to stop doctors from overprescribing antibiotics.

None of that seems to have made a difference, though: Antibiotics are still being prescribed when they don't help — and could hurt, a study says.

Primary care and emergency room doctors are prescribing antibiotics for a sore throat about 60 percent of the time, according to national health surveys between 1997 and 2010.

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9:37am

Fri October 4, 2013
Barbershop

New York Road Rage Video Raises Difficult Questions

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