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May 19, 2010
Our view on end-of-life choices: States overlook easy way to raise organ donation ratesUSA Today-- While more than 86 million Americans have volunteered to be organ donors, every year more than 6,000 people die before a donated organ reaches them. Rather than relying on volunteering, some advocates propose that a new policy, known as “presumed consent,” will help increase organ donation rates across the country by forcing people to “opt-out” if they don’t wish to be a donor.
Specter's loss, Paul's victory shake up murky political mapCNN-- In yesterday’s highly anticipated primary elections, incumbents across the country were sent a message when 30-year senate veteran Arlen Specter was beaten in Pennsylvania and sitting Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas was forced into a runoff. The “Tea Party” also secured its first major victory when Rand Paul won the Republican senate primary in Kentucky over the establishment candidate.
May 18, 2010
Prosecutor: Former Harvard student faked prestigious academic careerCNN-- A former Harvard University student faces 20 charges ranging from larceny and identity fraud to pretending to hold a degree after a real-life “Catch Me If You Can” story was exposed.
Ramirez finds his power stroke; Cubs walk off with win vs. RockiesUSA Today-- With help from the bat of Aramis Ramirez, the Cubs nabbed a 4-2 victory over the Rockies. His two-run, 11th-inning walk-off homerun helped snap the worst slump of his career.
May 17, 2010
Study: ADHD linked to pesticide exposureCNN-- A new study suggests that children exposed to higher amounts of a specific pesticide found in commercially grown fruits and vegetables are more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.