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2 hrs ago | WBTV

Civil War soldiers buried as 'unknowns' identified

A historian says the names of 350 unknown soldiers from the American Civil War will be added to a memorial at a Georgia cemetery after hospital records from the era were used to identify them. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that historian Brad Quinlin worked with Betty Hunter, president of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation, to identify the soldiers.

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Related Topix: History in the News, Confederate, KY, Emory University

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

CFOs say minimum-wage boost would result in 'immediate layoffs'

Andrea Padilla of Raleigh chants along with other protesters in front of the Old Wake County Courthouse along Fayetteville Street on May 1. Padilla, who has worked in the service industry, came together with about 75 other protesters to protest the minimum wage, workers' rights and fair access to education on May Day, which is an international day to recognize workers' rights and in most countries considered a holiday. Chief financial officers in the United States say a minimum-wage increase to between $10 and $15 per hour would cause immediate harm to the economy.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Life, Holidays, Beltaine, May Day

2 hrs ago | Business Journal

CFOs say minimum-wage boost would result in 'immediate layoffs'

Chief financial officers in the United States say a minimum-wage increase to between $10 and $15 per hour would cause immediate harm to the economy. Chief financial officers in the United States say a minimum-wage increase to between $10 and $15 per hour would cause immediate harm to the economy.

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7 hrs ago | The Chronicle

Monuts, Sushi Love potential options for Merchants-on-PointsLily...

Heavenly Buffaloes-the recently opened chicken wings joint off of Ninth Street-is of of the latest candidates for the Merchants-on-Points vendor list. The Duke University Student Dining Advisory Committee discussed possibilities for the open Merchants-on-Points space during their weekly meeting Monday night.

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8 hrs ago | Annals of Internal Medicine

Quality-of-Life Outcomes With Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in ...

Daniel B. Mark, MD, MPH; J. David Knight, MS; Eric J. Velazquez, MD; Jaroslaw Wasilewski, MD, PhD; Jonathan G. Howlett, MD; Peter K. Smith, MD; John A. Spertus, MD, MPH; Miroslaw Rajda, MD; Rakesh Yadav, DM; Baron L. Hamman, MD; Marcin Malinowski, MD; Ajay Naik, MD, DM, DNB; Gena Rankin, MPH; Tina M. Harding, RN, BSN; Laura A. Drew, RN, BSN; Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, MD; and Kevin J. Anstrom, PhD From Outcomes Research Group, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland; Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute/University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India; Baylor Soltero Cardiovascular Research Center, Dallas, Texas; ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Poland, Canada, North America

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KGNS-TV Laredo

Apple launches helpful health app

Two major hospitals are set to launch studies of the Apple Healthkit to see how the new app may help people with diabetes and other chronic diseases. The Healthkit System allows patients to streamline data from various health apps so that it can be viewed by doctors in one place.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Diabetes

Institute for Southern Studies

Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water in two states

Drinking water has been contaminated in Texas and Pennsylvania as a result of shale gas drilling, and the cause was faulty gas wells, a new study has found. Scientists from Duke University, Ohio State, Stanford, Dartmouth, and the University of Rochester found eight clusters of drinking-water wells that were contaminated as a result of gas well integrity problems including poor casing and cementing.

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Related Topix: University of Rochester

The Daily Caller

Duke University Study: Fracking Doesn't Cause Water Contamination

Duke University professors, in a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists, claim that many of the risks environmentalists blame on fracking are untrue. The study looked at 133 wells in Texas and Pennsylvania, News & Observer reports .

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

Jacksonville Daily News

VA chief: - Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed

The Department of Veterans Affairs ne ed s " tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jon Tester, Democrat

Business Journal

Duke leads $4.4M study in Amazon forest

With the help of $4.4 million from the National Science Foundation , scientists, including some from Duke University , are working to protect biodiversity in the Amazon-Andean forest. The five-year project is int its second year and includes scientists from both North and South America.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

CNN

Grimes ad: 'Mitch, that's not how you hold a gun'

Holding a shotgun and shooting skeet, the Democratic candidate out to topple Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell attempts to flip the script in a new television ad . The ad shows Alison Lundergan Grimes blasting away, then pops in a picture of McConnell brandishing a gun upside down over his head at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Forbes.com

Growing Burden of Employer-Provider Health Care Has Accelerated Under Obamacare

The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney. Avik also writes a weekly column on politics and policy for National Review.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, North Carolina, Health Insurance

Sun Sep 14, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Humans have increased animal extinction rates by 1,000 times

The current global extinction rate is 1,000 times higher than it was before humans came along, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brown University, Duke University, Microsoft Research and the University of Georgia, and published in the journal Conservation Biology . "We've known for 20 years that current rates of species extinctions are exceptionally high," senior author Stuart Pimm said.

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Related Topix: Brown University, University of Georgia

BBC News

The photographer who rejected racism

At the turn of the 20th Century, life was incredibly difficult for the African-American community in the southern states of the US. But one self-taught photographer used his camera to challenge racial barriers and capture the diversity of the American South.

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Related Topix: African-American, Cameras, Photography, Arts

The Jersey Journal

Military Update: Veterans Affairs advocates for more medical staff

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The size of the staff shortage, McDonald said, explains why VA has launched "a big recruiting effort" which he kicked off recently with visits to Duke University and University of Pennsylvania medical schools to tell students there why "VA is where they want to work."

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, University of Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jon Tester, Democrat

WLOS

Miro exhibit opens at Duke University art museum

An exhibition of more than 50 works by artist Joan Miro is opening at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The museum is the only East Coast site for the exhibit of works by the Barcelona-born artist.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Advocate

Duke University Makes Applications More Welcoming for LGBT Hopefuls

"Real people are reading your application, and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke," reads a new voluntary question added to the prestigious university's admissions application, reports GLAAD . The question asks aspiring attendees to share, if they wish, "a perspective you bring or experiences you've had to help us understand you better -- perhaps related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background."

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Related Topix: Transgender, Elmhurst College, University of Iowa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MetaFilter

Of certain people, by certain people, for certain people

"About 54 percent of Americans have held a blue-collar job for a substantial portion of their adulthood, Duke University political scientist Nicholas Carnes has found. The portion of those serving in Congress who come from a blue-collar background is less than 2 percent.

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Advocate

Study: Religions' Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians Increases

U.S. religious congregations' openness to gays and lesbians as members and leaders has increased substantially in recent years, according to a new Duke University study. The latest set of data in Duke's ongoing National Congregations Study showed a notable increase from 2006 to 2012, the university announced Thursday - essentially confirming a trend observed in news reports.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

La Canada Valley Sun

School board chooses student representative

Every year, the La Caada Unified Governing Board allows one high school senior to serve as a voice for the student population, and a touchstone of how board members' decisions affect the lives of the youth they serve. This year, the honor belongs to Kara Thompson, an LCHS senior recognized just as much for her heart and people skills as for her scholastic endeavors.

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