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The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 MonthsA job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients

A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital PatientsAround the world, patients acquire new infections simply from spending time in a hospital. One way to fight back: replacing hospital bed rails with copper, a natural infection-killer.

Cheney On Harsh Interrogation: ‘I’d Do It Again In A Minute’

Cheney On Harsh Interrogation: ‘I’d Do It Again In A Minute’The former vice president doubled down on his defense of the Bush administration's use of such techniques, calling the Senate's recent report "seriously flawed."

A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School MarketITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy Hook

Two Years Later, Still Learning From Sandy HookA new report on the 2012 Newtown school shootings says that school administrators failed Adam Lanza despite their best efforts. The authors say the district had a lack of special education expertise.

‘Cromnibus’ Spending Bill Passes, Just Hours Before Deadline

‘Cromnibus’ Spending Bill Passes, Just Hours Before DeadlineFaced with uncertainty over Congress meeting its deadline to approve a bill, the House's leadership decided to vote on both a long-term spending bill and a stop-gap continuing resolution.

‘Unknowable’ If CIA Methods Elicited Useful Information, Agency’s Chief Says

‘Unknowable’ If CIA Methods Elicited Useful Information, Agency’s Chief SaysJohn Brennan's comments come two days after the Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of its report on the CIA's interrogation practices.

Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb Concussions

Football Players Drill Without Helmets To Curb ConcussionsThe idea, according to a scientist at New Hampshire University, is to teach each player "rugby awareness," so he'll be more likely to keep his head out of harm's way. Helmets off, eyes up.

Officials Set To Dismantle Final ‘Occupy’ Camp In Hong Kong

Officials Set To Dismantle Final ‘Occupy’ Camp In Hong KongAfter two months of demonstrations, police said they would clear a camp near the government offices in the Central business district. Students planned one last sit-in.

From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food Rules

From Potatoes To Salty Fries In School: Congress Tweaks Food RulesThe giant federal spending bill that's expected to go to a vote Thursday will give schools some flexibility in implementing nutrition standards. Also a winner: the potato lobby.