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9:18am

Fri February 27, 2015
Shots - Health News

Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

ProPublica

In a string of meetings and press releases, the federal government's health watchdogs have delivered a stern message: They are cracking down on insurers, hospitals and doctors offices that don't adequately protect the security and privacy of medical records.

"We've now moved into an area of more assertive enforcement," Leon Rodriguez, then-director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights, warned at a privacy and security forum in December 2012.

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9:08am

Fri February 27, 2015
NPR Ed

A Glut Of Ph.D.s Means Long Odds Of Getting Jobs

Jorge Cham is the creator of PHD Comics and received his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. PHD (Piled Higher and Deeper) is a comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. See more of his work at www.phdcomics.com.
Jorge Cham/PhD Comics

This week marked National Adjunct Walkout Day, a protest to gain better working conditions for part-time college instructors.

Why are college professors from San Jose State U, to the City University of New York, taking to the streets like fast food workers?

They say they have something in common.

Adjuncts and other non-tenured faculty make up three-quarters of college and university teachers. Over the past decades, as this shift has taken place, there have been growing complaints that they work for lower wages and without access to health care and other benefits.

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7:20am

Fri February 27, 2015

7:20am

Fri February 27, 2015
National Security

ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified

A playground is seen in London, outside an address where Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi is believed to have lived. Emwazi has been identified as masked ISIS militant "Jihadi John."
Niklas Halle'n AFP/Getty Images
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7:09am

Fri February 27, 2015
Shots - Health News

5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law

The Affordable Care Act will take center stage at the Supreme Court on March 4.
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The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court.

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