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The Two-Way
9:19 am
Thu February 26, 2015

NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

An image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of dwarf planet Ceres shows that the brightest spot on the planet has a dimmer companion.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 12:43 pm

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pock-marked.

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The Two-Way
8:46 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Afghans Make History, Winning Thriller Against Scotland In Cricket's World Cup

Afghanistan's Shapoor Zadran celebrates as he leaves the field after guiding his team to victory against Scotland in the Pool A game of the Cricket World Cup in Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday.
Dianne Manson AP

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 1:04 pm

Afghans celebrated on the streets of Kabul as their national cricket team, playing half a world away, won its first World Cup game.

Scotland, in its allotted 50 overs, scored 210 runs. In a nail-biting finish, the Afghans scraped past Scotland in Dunedin, New Zealand, by one wicket with three balls to spare.

No. 4 Samiullah Shenwari top scored with 96 and opener Javed Ahmadi scored 51, but it was an unbeaten last-wicket stand between Hamid Hassan, not out on 15, and Shapoor Zadran, batting on 12, that took the Afghans past their more fancied opponents.

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Shots - Health News
8:10 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Attention, Shoppers: Prices For 70 Health Care Procedures Now Online!

Shopping for an MRI scan? Guroo.org, won't yet show you what your local hospital or radiologist charges, but it will reveal the average cost of the test in your area.
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Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 8:38 am

Buying health care in America is like shopping blindfolded at Macy's and getting the bill months after you leave the store, Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt likes to say.

But an online tool that went live Wednesday is supposed to help change that, giving patients in most parts of the country a small peek at the prices of medical tests and procedures before they open their wallets.

Got a sore knee? Having a baby? Need a primary-care doctor? Shopping for an MRI scan?

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Likely Stories Book Review
7:52 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Likely Stories: How It All Began

Jim McKeown

Amusing story of a woman who is mugged, which causes an interesting ripple effect on many people she knows and some she does not know.


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The Two-Way
7:31 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Ukraine Starts Withdrawing Heavy Weapons From Front Lines

A cease-fire that seemed on the verge of collapse is showing signs of taking hold in Ukraine, where the government says it's withdrawing artillery weapons from front lines where it's been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The news comes as combat deaths have fallen to zero.

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