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Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

NEW YORK — Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August.

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Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

FILE - In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo, singer Miley Cyrus performs at the Barclays Center in New York. Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August 2014. Cyrus’ representative tells The A…

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Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

NEW YORK — A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.

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State offers training for blind, visually impaired

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Ruth Alvarez is reflected in a car mirror as she drives away shortly after being released from jail, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Alvarez, who was arrested for using fake identification to get work, reached a deal with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to be released from jail to…

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Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Ruth Alvarez waits to leave shortly after being released from jail, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Alvarez, who was arrested for using fake identification to get work, reached a deal with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to be released from jail to undergo a planned mastectomy. Al…

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Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Ruth Alvarez, right, is hugged by her daughter Indira Alvarado, shortly after Alvarez was released from jail, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Alvarez, who was arrested for using fake identification to get work, reached a deal with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to be released fro…

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Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Ruth Alvarez, right, walks to her vehicle with her daughter, Indira Alvarado, shortly after Alvarez was released from jail, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Alvarez, who was arrested for using fake identification to get work, reached a deal with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to b…

April 17, 2014 12:43 pmLoading…
Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Phoenix inmate with breast cancer released

Ruth Alvarez walks away from the inmate release door at the Lower Buckeye, Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Alvarez, who was arrested for using fake identification to get work, reached a deal with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office to be released from jail to undergo a planned mastect…

April 17, 2014 12:43 pmLoading…
Phoenix inmate with breast cancer is released

Phoenix inmate with breast cancer is released

PHOENIX — An inmate with breast cancer was released from a Phoenix jail Thursday morning in order to receive life-saving surgery.

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Jonas Salk: Good at virology, bad at economics

On April 12, 1955, Edward R. Murrow asked Jonas Salk who owned the patent to the polio vaccine. "Well, the people, I would say," Salk responded. "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"

April 15, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Allergies are the real midlife crisis

NEW YORK — Allergies are mysterious things, especially considering they affect more than 50 million people in the United States. We have a basic understanding of how allergies work — sufferers produce an antibody called Immunoglobulin E when exposed to substances that are otherwise harmless,…

April 15, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

The volcano that changed the course of history

This article originally appeared in The Conversation.

April 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Heather Carleton pulling up results of Listeria bacteria DNA while demonstrating a whole-genome sequencing machine called a MiSeq in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The …

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Ashley Sabol extracting Listeria bacteria for genome sequencing in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outs…

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

WASHINGTON — Chances are you’ve heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

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Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

Experts decode germs' DNA to fight food poisoning

In Atlanta, microbiologist Molly Freeman pulls listeria bacteria from a tube to be tested for its DNA fingerprinting.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Steak dish shows off Korean flavors

Steak plays an important role in Korean cooking, unlike other Asian cuisines. Invading Mongols brought beef to Korea in the Middle Ages. Rice cooked with spinach and bean sprouts is another Korean staple. I have adapted these recipes to showcase the intriguing flavors of Korean cooking while…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 9

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 2

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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