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E-BOO!-la

ebola_patientHello, my name is Dr. Francis Collins, and I am the director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you for joining us for this live-blogging session. I am here to answer all your questions about Ebola or any other health issue. Let’s get started.

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A People’s Holiday of the United States

WhiteHouse_LogoTHE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Random Remembrances Of Dad

father's day Dad didn’t go to college. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Philippines. He was in the Seabees. He helped survey and build the Subic Bay Naval Base. He once caught and cooked a wild jungle boar.

Dad worked for the same company his whole life: Baker Engineers. He worked in their offices in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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A Very Fox News Christmas

tvguide Last year, the people (okay, person) behind May Not Be True News previewed the holiday season programming on Al Gore’s Current TV. Shows such as “I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus” and “No, Virginia” brought holiday cheer to many dozens of viewers. In August, the network went belly-up. Don’t blame us.

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Growing Up With Nelson Mandela

nelson The greatest American civil rights leader of my lifetime was a South African. I say this not just because Nelson Mandela’s fight for equality and justice followed a path blazed by Henry David Thoreau and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I say this because he carried the torch for freedom at a time when it was under siege throughout the world. He held it high and with dignity, never letting it be extinguished by violence and recrimination.

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STEM Sells: Getting The Female Perspective On Math

test Have you seen this viral video of three little girls building a Rube Goldberg-style “Princess Machine”? It was made by GoldieBlox, which is trying to encourage a love of math and engineering by designing construction toys “from the female perspective.”

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President Obama’s Press Conference On The Affordable Care Act

amflagThank you. It’s been six weeks since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s new marketplace has been open for business. And business is booming!

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How to Speak ‘Politician’

mic So you want to learn how to speak “Politician.” Terrific! First, you’ll have to unlearn traditional English, with its emphasis on making rational thoughts clear through words. Instead, obfuscate with half-truths — or better yet, quarter- and eighth-truths. Let’s get started!

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