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Tue July 23, 2013
The Two-Way

MUST-SEE VIDEO: 'Whales Almost Eat Divers'

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 10:19 am

Those are two whales coming up from the water, just feet away from two divers off the coast of central California. The image is from a video, which has gone viral, taken on Saturday.


Tue July 23, 2013
Shots - Health News

Unusual Tick-Borne Virus Lurks In Missouri's Woods

Originally published on Wed July 24, 2013 8:11 am

A harmful trio (from left): a deer tick, lone star tick and dog tick.
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Last year, scientists got the chance to solve a medical mystery — well, at least half of it. This week the final puzzle pieces fell into place, as investigators tracked the newly identified virus to an eight-legged bug.

The mystery actually began with two Missouri farmers who came down with a strange illness in 2009. They had high fevers, diarrhea and nausea. Their platelet counts dropped dramatically, though they didn't experience any abnormal bleeding.

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Tue July 23, 2013
The Two-Way

No-Fly Zone In Syria Could Cost $1B A Month, U.S. General Says

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 8:54 am

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.
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  • On 'Morning Edition': The World Food Program's Muhannad Hadi talks about the crisis in Syria

On the heels of another deadly day in Syria — where about 100,000 people have died in the past two years and several million more have been displaced by battles between government forces and those trying to topple President Bashar Assad's regime — we're getting a look at what the USA's top general thinks about the options available to the U.S. for intervening militarily.

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Tue July 23, 2013


Tue July 23, 2013
All Tech Considered

Giving Brightest Kids The 'Cram School' Experience, Online

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 12:54 pm

With, students around the world can get challenged with high-level concepts and problems.
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