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9:14am

Thu April 14, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Hospitals Face Challenges In Battle Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant staph infections can be deadly for hospital patients.

One way to curb them is with better hospital hygiene. A new study found that hand-washing, and wearing gowns and gloves, cuts the number of infections with methicilln-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. But another study found that even with all those precautions, the bacteria can still be tough to wipe out.

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9:05am

Thu April 14, 2011
Conflict In Libya

Can U.S. Keep From Getting Bogged Down In Libya?

Military intervention in Libya was supposed to be a quick mission: Use missiles and airstrikes to knock out Moammar Gadhafi's firepower and prevent attacks on civilians. Nearly a month in, Libyan rebels and government troops are stalemated and the NATO-led coalition is showing strain.

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8:44am

Thu April 14, 2011
The Two-Way

Wholesale Prices Up 0.7 Percent; Jobless Claims Rise

Two fresh economic indicators:

-- The number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose by 27,000 last week, to 412,000, the Employment and Training Administration says. Claims had edged down the previous two weeks.

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8:30am

Thu April 14, 2011
The Two-Way

VIDEO: San Fran To Paris In Two Minutes, With An Aurora Borealis

If you haven't seen it yet, and have 120 seconds to spare, we recommend watching SF to Paris In Two Minutes, a clever creation from entrepreneur/artist/photographer Nate Bolt.

It has, as they say, gone viral since he put it on YouTube on April 1 — in part because of the cool views of an aurora borealis that he captured from his seat aboard an Air France flight.

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8:00am

Thu April 14, 2011
The Two-Way

More Air Traffic Controllers Caught Sleeping; FAA Vows To Fix Problem

Update at 10:35 a.m. ET. FAA Official Resigns:

Hank Krakowski, head of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Organization has resigned. We've have more about that here.

Our original post:

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