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The Salt
11:36 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Before Marathoners Had Energy Bars ...

These are food.
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In its October/November issue, Running Times has a piece by distance running great Bill Rodgers. Among the most compelling of his reflections are the details on his diet while training for the 1976 New York City Marathon:

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Shots - Health News
11:33 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Why Insurers Cancel Policies, And What You Can Do About It

Many people who buy their own health insurance are being told their policieswill be canceled. New coverage may cost more and sometimes less, but it can't be denied because or pre-existing conditions.
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Health insurers are ending policies for what could turn out to be millions of Americans. The moves have rattled consumers and stoked new debate about the health care law.

No one knows for sure right now how many of the estimated 14 million people who buy their own insurance are getting cancellation notices, but the numbers appear to be big. Some insurers report discontinuing 20 percent of their individual business, while other insurers have notified up to 80 percent of policyholders that they will have to change plans.

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The Two-Way
11:23 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 11:39 am

"The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world," The Washington Post reported at midday Wednesday.

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Parallels
11:08 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Armies Can't Find Joseph Kony. Can Crowdfunding?

Joseph Kony, the Ugandan leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, is being pursued by U.S. Special Forces and African armies. If he can raise enough money, adventurer Robert Young Pelton will be tracking him, too.
STR AP

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 12:23 pm

U.S. Special Forces haven't found Joseph Kony. Several African governments have searched in vain for the notorious Ugandan warlord. And a social media campaign among young Americans, which last year focused attention on Kony's atrocities and went viral, has waned.

But Canadian Robert Young Pelton, an adventurer/journalist/entrepreneur, thinks he can track down Kony in central Africa — and he's prepared to do it if he can raise $450,000 from crowdfunding.

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2013 Election
10:35 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Republicans Have The Edge In Colorado Early Voting

A mail ballot for the City and County of Denver
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:17 am

About ten percent of Colorado’s registered voters have already cast ballots for the Nov. 5 election. So far Republicans have turned out in higher numbers.

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