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North Shore notable game for Wednesday
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:03


Franklinton vs. Salmen, 6 p.m. at Southeastern Louisiana

In a very light day of sports on the north shore, these two District 8-4A rivals will

The New Orleans Saints have begun to address their needs in free agency, re-signing right tackle Zach Strief and adding Jairus Byrd. While their philosophy is

Alexander Motyl says Russian President Vladimir Putin took a belligerent stand on Ukraine in an interview on April 17.
Alexander Motyl says Russian President Vladimir Putin took a belligerent stand on Ukraine in an interview on April 17.
  • Alexander Motyl: Putin belligerent about Ukraine as his minister signs accord
  • Motyl: Despite Putin hard line, Geneva statement is a major step down by Russia
  • Accord says illegal armed groups must be disarmed; illegally seized buildings returned
  • Motyl: It seems that if you talk tough and act tough, Putin may just possibly listen
The antibiotics that can kill you
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:02
  • Martin Blaser: Overprescription of antibiotics put Americans at risk for disease
  • He says we wipe out good, protective germs, bringing danger of "antibiotic winter"
  • With lower resistance, plague inevitable in interconnected world, he says
  • Blaser: Targeted antibiotics, less interference in natural process are key to cutting vulnerability

Editor's note: Dr. Martin J. Blaser is the Singer Professor of Medicine and director of the Human Microbiome Program at New York University. He was previously the president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and is the author of a new book, "Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues" (Henry Holt).

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Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) in C-SPAN image.

(CNSNews.com) - Dozens of Republicans are asking a court to rule on the Obama administration's attempt to "rewrite the Affordable Care Act on a wholesale basis."

They say the Office of Personnel Management, which is part of the Executive Branch, showed a "stunning disregard for the law" when it restored taxpayer-funded health care subsidies for members of Congress and their staffers.

On the Affordable Care Act | Guest Viewpoint
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:02

Dear Mr. Alexander:

Thank you for shining the spotlight on the Affordable Care Act in your recent Veiwpoint column (Not so affordable health care, March 1). I love the Valley News and always find your columns amusing if not informative and thought provoking. Your column on the ACA however really does a disservice to your readers and misses an opportunity to encourage individuals on the fence about signing up for health insurance to do so.

NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:01
23 April 2014Last updated at 12:28
NYPD TweetThis was the original tweet posted by the NYPD asking for users' photos

A plan by the New York Police Department to use Twitter to boost its image seems to have backfired.

Users were asked to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag #myNYPD as part of a social media campaign.

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