2:10pm

Thu December 23, 2010
Shots - Health News Blog

Seniors May Need A Push To Use Free Wellness Exam

Fewer than 10 percent of seniors took advantage of the "Welcome to Medicare" physical exam paid for by Medicare, according to the government.

So what does that mean for how seniors will use the new, more comprehensive preventive health exam benefits that kick in by 2011?

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2:05pm

Thu December 23, 2010
The Two-Way

Nixon-Era Probe Of Dan Schorr Uncovered A Great Reporter, FBI Files Show

In August 1971 the Nixon White House asked the FBI to do a background check on Daniel Schorr -- who at that time was on the administration's infamous "enemies list" because he was a hard-working, deep-digging, exposer of corruption and wrongdoing with CBS News.

Files just posted at FBI.gov now reveal that the "dirt" the FBI dug up on Dan proved that he was ... a hard-working, deep-digging, exposer of corruption and wrongdoing with CBS News.

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2:00pm

Thu December 23, 2010
Energy

On The Horizon: Liquid Fuels Made By Sunlight

Sunlight pours a lot of energy onto the surface of the Earth. But one huge challenge is to figure out how to capture that energy and turn it into fuels to power our cars and trucks.

Fossil fuels won't last forever, so scientists and engineers are looking for new and efficient ways to capture solar energy for fuel. One promising technique relies on a common material most people have never heard of: the element cerium.

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12:59pm

Thu December 23, 2010
The Two-Way

Elections Board Rules Rahm Emanuel Can Run For Mayor Of Chicago

A challenge involving Rahm Emanuel's legal residence has been turned down by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. So the former congressman and former chief of staff in the Obama White House can continue his bid to be Chicago's next mayor.

But, the Chicago Tribune adds:

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12:38pm

Thu December 23, 2010
Economy

A Mistake That Stole Christmas? A Foreclosure Story

Like many Americans, Jennifer Ryan-Voltaire is trying to get ready for Christmas in her home outside Boston.

She and her family have their tree on display. "We've decorated the outside of the house," she says. "We're trying to get into the spirit of things, despite what's going on."

Wells Fargo recently foreclosed on the family's home and owns the property.

"We're trying to make it as fun for the kids as possible without them knowing or having to worry about what we're going through," says Voltaire, an office manager at a medical practice.

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