Shots - Health Blog
11:30 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Teens Use Condoms More Often During First Sex

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Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 2:12 pm

Teenagers can, in fact, make some mature decisions when it comes to sex.

The latest government data show that 8 of 10 teen males used a condom the first time they had sex, an increase of 9 percentage points since 2002.

The findings, released yesterday, come from the National Survey of Family Growth, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 2006 and 2010. The data were gathered from in-person interviews with 4,600 teenagers across the country.

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The Two-Way
11:10 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Dennis Ritchie, C Programmer And Unix Co-Creator, Has Died

Dennis Ritchie at the 1999 ceremony when he received the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton.

Bell Labs.

Dennis Ritchie is being remembered today as a pioneering computer scientist, the "father of [the] C programming language," co-creator of the Unix operating system and "a 'titan' of the [computer] industry whose influence was largely unknown."

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Accident
10:41 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Cooper resident killed in weekend wreck

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COOPER - A Delta County man has been laid to rest after a deadly motorcycle crash last Friday. Services were held Wednesday for Stephen Bryan Hicks.

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The Two-Way
10:31 am
Thu October 13, 2011

11-Year Sentence For Hedge Fund Boss Rajaratnam

Raj Rajaratnam, billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group, entering Manhattan federal court in May.

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Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 12:10 pm

Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge-fund billionaire convicted of insider trading, has just been given what's said to be the longest-ever prison sentence in the U.S. for that crime.

He's due to spend 11 years behind bars, The New York Times' DealBook blog and other news outlets are reporting. And he's been fined $10 million.

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The Salt
10:30 am
Thu October 13, 2011

'Better For You' Foods May Be Better For Company Profits

We are choosing among a dizzying array of low-fat, low-salt, and low-calorie products

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Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 3:28 pm

Processed foods that are low in calories, salt, fat or sugar are too expensive. And we won't buy them if we think they won't taste good — or so the conventional wisdom goes.

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The Two-Way
10:17 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Slovak Parliament OKs Eurozone Bailout Fund

As expected, "Slovakia's Parliament has approved expanding the powers of the European Union bailout fund," The Associated Press reports from Bratislava.

The wire service adds that:

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Drug bust
9:44 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Authorities raid Northeast Texas drug operation

HOPKINS COUNTY - An investigation is underway after a huge marijuana farm was found along the Hopkins-Franklin County line.

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The Two-Way
9:41 am
Thu October 13, 2011

French Prosecutors Drop Strauss-Kahn Sex Assault Inquiry

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 10:22 am

"French prosecutors have suspended the investigation into sexual assault claims against former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn," France 24 reports. "French journalist Tristane Banon has accused Strauss-Kahn of attempting to rape her in 2003."

The Associated Press writes that "the prosecutor's office said Thursday that Strauss-Kahn admitted to sexual aggression against writer Tristane Banon but that it is too late to prosecute for that charge, because the incident in question happened in 2003."

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Hopkins County
9:39 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Contested position adds another candidate

SULPHUR SPRINGS - A second republican candidate has filed for the position of Hopkins County Precinct 2 Constable.

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Shots - Health Blog
9:27 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Avastin For Breast Cancer: Hope Versus False Hope

The Food and Drug Administration regularly courts controversy. But the regulator is treading new and particularly emotional territory as it has moved to revoke approval of the drug Avastin to treat breast cancer.

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