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Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms and Treatment

Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms and Treatment

When you have diabetes mellitus, which is referred to as diabetes, your blood glucose level is consistently high. Untreated, a high sugar level damages your nerves. Blood vessels that take oxygen to your nerves are also damaged. Damaged nerves send messages slowly or at the wrong times, and nerves eventually stop sending messages to...

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Education Reform May Leave High-Performing Students Behind

Education Reform May Leave High-Performing Students Behind

Some say a focus on closing achievement gaps among low-performing students has left higher achievers behind. While national reading and math tests released Thursday show students have been making slow but steady gains, some education reformers say efforts to close achievement gaps have missed an entire group of students: those who perform at an...

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Whoopi Goldberg and ‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden Take the Train Together

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg had quite the Friday, spending time with both the first lady and the vice president. Goldberg participated in the White House’s workshop on Hollywood, which encouraged high school students to pursue careers in film. Goldberg, who shared the stage with actress Blake Lively and producer Harvey Weinstein, among other, had to...

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UNESCO Revokes U.S. Voting Rights

UNESCO Revokes U.S. Voting Rights

UNESCO revoked the America’s right to vote in it’s council on Nov. 8, 2013, on account of its refusal to pay its dues to the international organization. The U.S. international influence took a hit Friday, after the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization suspended America’s voting rights in the council.  UNESCO deals with the...

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Square May Follow Twitter Into IPO in Early 2014

Square May Follow Twitter Into IPO in Early 2014

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey may decide to take his Square credit card reader for smartphones public in 2014 following the success of the micro-blogging site’s IPO. Square CEO Jack Dorsey may take advantage of what seems to be a profitable market bubble for technology stocks by taking his mobile payments company public in early...

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Obama: ‘Sorry’ for Obamacare Cancellations

Obama: ‘Sorry’ for Obamacare Cancellations

President Obama said his administration is working hard to fix the website and it should be functioning much better by the end of November. President Obama has apologized for pledging repeatedly that Americans who want to keep their existing health insurance plans can do so under his new health care law. Millions of people...

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Obama Says Biden Is ‘Friend, Adviser’

Obama Says Biden Is ‘Friend, Adviser’

President Obama said he never would have approved dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012. Addressing reports that his campaign staff considered dumping Vice President Joe Biden from the Democratic ticket in 2012, President Obama said he never would have approved such a move and he lavished praise on Biden...

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Distorted Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Up to 7.3 Percent

Distorted Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Rate Up to 7.3 Percent

October’s jobs report is distorted because of the timing of the shutdown. The government’s job report released Friday says the nation added 204,000 jobs in October and that the unemployment rate ticked upward, to 7.3 percent. Those numbers are marred, however, by the government shutdown, and it may be months before data not distorted...

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Report: Arafat Was Poisoned With Polonium-210

Report: Arafat Was Poisoned With Polonium-210

Reports released by Swiss scientists say that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned by Polonium. Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is reported to have died from poisoning according to Al-Jazeera. The Arab network has published the conclusions of Swiss scientists’ reports that support the allegations on its website. Arafat died from a stroke...

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Reddit Co-Founder Wants ‘More Nerds in Office’

Reddit Co-Founder Wants ‘More Nerds in Office’

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion believes more tech-savvy staffers on the Hill has contributed to Congress backing away from laws curbing Internet freedom. Washington is known for its wonks and hired geeks, but “more nerds in office” would bring more tech savvy to Capitol Hill, says Alexis Ohanion, co-founder of social news website Reddit. Startup...

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