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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:23:18 -0500
Doctors and scientists could could learn a lot more about diseases if the were able to to tap into a wide spectrum of information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy. 
Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:42:00 -0500
The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money. 
Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:22:00 -0500
It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance. 
Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:58:00 -0500
"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports. 
Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:51:00 -0500
American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons. 
Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:52:00 -0500
Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness. 
True Or False? Free And Reduced - Price Lunch = Poor  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:08:00 -0500
Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools? 
Could This Virus Be Good For You?  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:17:00 -0500
Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease. 
4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:03:00 -0500
In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change. 
Death Row Records Co-Founder Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:32:00 -0500
The attorney for Suge Knight says his client plans to turn himself in to police after he accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers in Compton, Calif. 
A Pillar Of Atlanta's Community Also Has An Outsize Shoe Collection  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:36:00 -0500
It takes anchors to keep neighborhoods lively; key restaurants and stores that draw people from far and wide. For decades in Atlanta, Walters Clothing has been that space. 
Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It's Possible  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:07:00 -0500
Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always. 
Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:54:00 -0500
For 2011 models through the 2012 calendar year, driver deaths per million registered vehicle years fell to 28 from 48 just three years earlier, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 
'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:15:00 -0500
In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest. 
Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:10:40 -0500
The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.