8:47am

Tue May 8, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Why Your Drug Copay Could Change

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 11:00 am

How much a medicine costs you could vary depending on the value your insurer assigns to treatment.
iStockphoto.com

What if how much you paid for a drug was based on how much it might help you, instead of the sticker price?

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8:19am

Tue May 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Co-Workers Rescue Man From Vat Of Acid

Originally published on Fri May 11, 2012 12:16 pm

While initial headlines that said a man jumped into a vat of acid to rescue a co-worker at at New Jersey construction site may have overstated what happened just a bit, there's still a dramatic tale to tell.

According to NorthJersey.com:

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8:06am

Tue May 8, 2012
The Salt

Recipe For Safer Drinking Water? Add Sun, Salt And Lime

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 10:37 am

Pakistani boys collect water from a hand pump on the outskirts of Islamabad.
Anjum Naveed AP

Sun, salt and lime sounds like the beginnings of a cocktail recipe, but for some, it could mean cleaner, life-sustaining water.

In many developing countries, the only source of water is contaminated with viruses and bacteria. In fact, the United Nations estimates that 1 in 6 people don't have access to enough fresh drinking water.

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8:05am

Tue May 8, 2012
It's All Politics

Voters Tuesday To Decide Lugar's Fate, Walker's Wisconsin Recall Opponent

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 10:00 am

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., meets with voters Tuesday outside of a polling place in Greenwood, Ind. Lugar is being challenged in the Republican primary by Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
Darron Cummings AP

Voters in Indiana, Wisconsin and North Carolina on Tuesday will decide the outcome of battles many see as proxy wars going into the fall elections.

-- In Indiana, voters will determine the fate of six-term Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, 80, a respected legislator who has run afoul of Tea Party activists.

-- In Wisconsin, they'll pick a Democrat from a field of four whose aim it will be to oust anti-union Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a June recall election prompted by his slashing of collective bargaining rights.

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7:53am

Tue May 8, 2012
State Commissioner Bill Gibbons to Speak

Technology, Trafficking and Terrorism Seminar at MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  -- State Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security, Bill Gibbons, will appear this week at an organized crime symposium that begins Tuesday on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Entitled “Technology, Trafficking and Terrorism,” the 2012 Organized Crime Symposium is free and open to the public.

The seminar is sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education and will tackle the difficult subjects of the sex trafficking of women and children, along with the increasingly sophisticated use of technology by gangs.

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7:12am

Tue May 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Sacred White Buffalo Slaughtered; Reward For Catching Killer Grows

Lightning Medicine Cloud, a sacred white buffalo, last June.
LM Otero AP

6:15am

Tue May 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Santorum Endorses Romney

Back in their sparring days: Rick Santorum (left) and Mitt Romney during a Feb. 22, 2012, Republican presidential debate in Arizona.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Saying that "above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated," Rick Santorum on Monday evening endorsed former Republican rival Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

In an email to supporters, the former Pennsylvania senator said that:

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5:35am

Tue May 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Clinton Hopes To Soon Welcome Chinese Activist Chen To The U.S.

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 6:41 am

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during a news conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Saturday (March 5, 2012).
Munir Uz Zaman AFP/Getty Images

Though she won't put a timetable on when activist Chen Guangcheng will be able to leave China with his family and go to the United States, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said today that "we're certainly making progress."

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2:17am

Tue May 8, 2012
Europe

Why The Markets Shrugged Off French Vote

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 6:41 am

A supporter of French President-elect Francois Hollande wears a mask of outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Thomas Coex AFP/Getty Images

The arguments for growth policies as opposed to austerity are taking center stage in Europe after the French and Greek elections.

His rhetoric aside, France's President-elect Francois Hollande is not rejecting austerity. In fact, he pledged to balance France's budget by the end of his five-year term, just one year later than his opponent, outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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2:14am

Tue May 8, 2012
Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Long-Term-Care Insurance: Who Needs It?

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:50 am

AnnaBelle Bowers' long-time physician, Walter Watkin, gives her a kiss on the forehead at the end of her visit. When asked how long she had been coming to see him, he said, "Long enough for her file to be 2 inches thick."
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Americans routinely buy all sorts of insurance — for cars, homes, health and even pets and boats.

But when it comes to long-term-care insurance, relatively few sign up. Out of more than 313 million Americans, only about 8 million have any such protection, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. The low participation rate largely reflects the high cost of long-term-care insurance.

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