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11:37am

Fri May 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Corporations On The Bus: Drug And Device Makers Splurge At Heart Meeting

If you stand still for very long at a big medical meeting, you run the risk of having a corporate logo getting slapped on your back.

Just make sure you charge for the privilege.

ProPublica's Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber tally up the oodles of cash flowing from makers of drugs and devices to the Heart Rhythm Society, whose annual scientific meeting is in San Francisco this week.

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10:40am

Fri May 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Additional Guantanamo Documents Show More 'High Risk' Detainees

Since our original reporting last month on the "Guantanamo Papers", NPR has obtained an additional 63 previously secret assessments of detainees being held there. These military documents, like the earlier ones, were obtained from The New York Times, but had not been included in the first set because of a computer software error at The Times.

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10:20am

Fri May 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Around Memphis, Mississippi River May Stay Above Flood Level Into June

While the Mississippi River is expected to crest near Memphis by the middle of next week, officials there are warning "that water could remain above flood level through the first of June," local WMC-TV reports.

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9:20am

Fri May 6, 2011
The Two-Way

'SEAL Dog6' Speaks, One Tweet At A Time

He's profane. Certainly not politically correct. And often pretty funny.

Borrowing a page from BronxZoosCobra, someone has gone on Twitter as SEAL_Dog6, the canine commando who was part of the raid on al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's compound.

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8:57am

Fri May 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Verdict: Haiti's Cholera Outbreak Originated In U.N. Camp

Originally published on Fri May 6, 2011 6:57 am

A man walked by a Port-au-Prince wall in February covered with anti-U.N. graffiti that equates the organization with cholera.
THONY BELIZAIRE AFP/Getty Images

Suspicions that U.N. peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti last fall are so incendiary in that beleagured nation that most health experts fighting the outbreak have refused to discuss it.

But an expert panel appointed by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has concluded those suspicions are correct.

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