About 1 in 7 elderly residents of nursing homes receives a so-called atypical antipsychotic medicine, a federal audit finds, despite an increased risk of death when the medicines are used to manage dementia in older people.
After objections from some lawmakers, the U.S. Navy has decided not to follow through with plans to allow its chaplains to preside at same-sex marriages and civil union ceremonies after the rule banning gays from openly serving in the military is fully lifted.
The destructive power of the "slow-moving wall of water" rolling south from Illinois to Louisiana, as NPR's Scott Neuman writes, is hard to capture in words. It's something that has to be seen to be fully understood.
President Obama, during a Democratic National Committee event in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday (May 10, 2011).
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"President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit its highest point in two years — 60 percent — and more than half of Americans now say he deserves to be re-elected, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll taken after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden."