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Tue May 31, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Cellphones May Be A Cancer Risk After All

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 10:38 am

A Washington man talking on his cellphone may be taking a health risk, according to an analysis from the World Health Organization that finds a possible risk of cancer from exposure to the devices.
Nicholas Kamm AFP/Getty Images

A bunch of experts convened by the World Health Organization have decided that cellphones might pose a risk of brain cancer in humans.

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Tue May 31, 2011
The Two-Way

'Virginity Checks' Done On Some Female Protesters, Egyptian General Says

After more than a month of denials, an Egyptian Army general has told CNN that some female protesters were forced after a March 9 confrontation with soldiers to undergo "virginity checks."

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Tue May 31, 2011
It's All Politics

Sarah Palin's Mystery Bus Tour Keeps Rolling (We Guess)

Originally published on Tue May 31, 2011 10:17 am

Updated at 2:23 pm — CBS News reports that some journalists are worried that Sarah Palin's East Coast bus tour is creating a dangerous situation on the highways by not telling the news media beforehand about its planned stops.

Instead, journalists are having to trail her small motorcade bus from stop to stop. The response from Palin and her aides to journalists is, in a paraphrase, "tough."

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Tue May 31, 2011

States Cut Down Time For Jobless Benefits Receipt

Battered by the recession, many states have found they can no longer cover unemployment insurance funds. Some states are cutting the number of weeks a laid-off worker can expect to receive benefits. NPR's Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax and Rick Nivison, who is currently receiving unemployment benefits, talk about the cuts to the benefits. Nivison lives in Michigan, which recently cut the number of weeks someone can claim state unemployment insurance from 26 to 20 weeks.


Tue May 31, 2011

Single-Family Home Prices Hit 5-Year Low

Prices for single-family homes have fallen to their lowest level since the housing bubble burst in 2006. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller index for March shows prices dropping in 18 out of 20 major metro areas. The nationwide index fell for the eighth straight month. A glut of foreclosures is a major reason home values continue to deteriorate.