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Sports
4:16 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

'More Probable Than Not' That Patriots Deflated Footballs, NFL Report Says

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 5:29 pm

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Sports
4:16 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

I'm 'The Chief Worrying Officer': Ted Leonsis On Running Washington Sports

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 5:29 pm

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Shots - Health News
4:16 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us

Loki's Castle, the field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, is home to sediments containing DNA from the newly discovered archaea.
R.B. Pedersen/Centre for Geobiology, Bergen, Norway

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 5:46 pm

Scientists have discovered a group of microbes at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean that could provide new clues to how life went from being simple to complex.

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Shots - Health News
4:16 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

Registered nurses Cassie Gregor (from left), Camellia Douglas and Mike Montalto monitor patients in intensive care units scattered around North Carolina.
Kevin McCarthy/Carolinas HealthCare System

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 5:29 pm

Recovering from pneumonia is an unusual experience in the 10-bed intensive care unit at the Carolinas HealthCare System hospital in rural Lincolnton, N.C.

The small hospital has its regular staff, but Richard Gilbert, one of the ICU patients, has an extra nurse who is 45 miles away. That nurse, Cassie Gregor, sits in front of six computer screens in an office building. She wears a headset and comes into Gilbert's room via a computer screen.

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The Two-Way
4:13 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Media Coverage Of Close U.K. Elections Finds Much To Mock

British police officers walk past newly erected media stands for the general election in Downing Street, London, on Tuesday. Britain goes to the polls on Thursday.
Matt Dunham AP

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 4:43 pm

Britain votes Thursday in what could be one of the country's closest elections in decades.

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