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4:04 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Former Foreign Ministers Suggest Ways For How U.N. Can Improve

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:00 am

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U.S.
4:04 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Concern Grows Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

Using chemicals to control bugs or mold is common among commercial cannabis growers. But with no federal oversight, experts are concerned growers may be using dangerous pesticides.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:19 am

The marijuana industry has a pesticide problem. Many commercial cannabis growers use chemicals to control bugs and mold. But the plant's legal status is unresolved.

The grow room at Medical MJ Supply in Fort Collins, Colo., has all the trappings of a modern marijuana cultivation facility: glowing yellow lights, plastic irrigation tubes, and rows of knee-high cannabis plants.

"We're seeing a crop that's probably in it third or fourth week," says Nick Dice, the owner.

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Shots - Health News
4:03 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Documents Reveal Secret Legal Battle Over Medicare Overbilling

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 8:58 am

Federal officials have spent years locked in a secret legal battle with UnitedHealth Group, the nation's biggest Medicare Advantage insurer, after a government audit detected widespread overbilling at one of the company's health plans, newly released records show.

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U.S.
3:48 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Scammers Turn To Caller ID 'Spoofing' To Pose As Police

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:19 am

Most people know to hang up on con artists supposedly calling from the power company or the IRS, demanding money. The problem is, there's little the police can do — even when the scammers go so far as to impersonate the police themselves.

The fake police scam, or "spoofing," has been making the rounds for the last year or so.

Commander Joseph Chacon of the Austin Police Department's intelligence division says they saw a wave of these calls this spring from people claiming to be Austin police.

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NPR Ed
3:48 am
Wed June 17, 2015

A Vision For Teacher Training At MIT: West Point Meets Bell Labs

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 8:12 am

For decades, Arthur Levine, the former president of Teachers College, Columbia University, has tried to imagine a new kind of institution for training teachers. He envisions a combination West Point and Bell Labs, where researchers could study alongside future educators, learning what works and what's effective in the classroom. That idea is now set to become a reality.

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