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SoutheastHEALTH Announces Partnership with Washington University's Cardiothoracic Surgery Divison

SoutheastHEALTH has announced a new partnership with the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. At a press conference Thursday, SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Ken Bateman said with the changes in healthcare, joint collaborations amongst health care organizations are needed. “Healthcare is changing at a rapid pace,” Bateman said. “In the past, collaboration within a healthcare organization was essential -- today collaboration outside a...

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Two-Minute Drill: Vote for Cleveland in “Dark Horse Dunker” Competition

Southeast Missouri's electrifying dunk leader Antonius Cleveland has advanced to the second-round of the 2017 Dark Horse Dunker competition. The winner of the Dark Horse Dunker digital-media contest will compete in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, an event featuring some of the best college dunkers and three-point shooters in the country, held annually in the Final Four host city. Cleveland is currently in the quarterfinals round of 8 in the bracket style...

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A Confederate General planned to attack St. Louis in an effort to draw Union forces away from Atlanta. The two sides met at the small mining town of Pilot Knob for a brief but bloody battle.
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In recent months, the topic of health care and the legislation surrounding it have been a hot button issue. But in rural communities where social and economic disparities create barriers for families, access to quality health care becomes even more of a challenge. So today we’re taking a step back and assessing what the health needs for Southeast Missourians are. To do that, I’m joined by KRCU’s “Vital Signs” panelists: Dr. Gloria Green who is the chairperson for the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University, Dr.

Officials in Los Angeles have asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents working in the city not to identify themselves as police.

In a letter addressed to the ICE deputy field office director who handles immigration enforcement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer, and president of the city council Herb Wesson wrote:

As President Trump prepares a new executive order on vetting refugees and immigrants, one idea keeps cropping up: checking the social media accounts of those coming to the U.S.

In fact, such a program was begun under the Obama administration more than a year ago on a limited basis and is likely to be expanded. But social media vetting is a heavy lift, and it's too early to tell how effective it will be.

The Los Angeles Zoo has officially announced its newest addition: a baby bongo.

Eastern bongos are striped forest antelopes, with large ears and horns. They are found in the wild in East Africa and are critically endangered according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which maintains the so-called red list of species facing extinction.

Only 75 to 140 wild bongos are thought to still live in Kenya.

The newly appointed Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is moving to scale back the implementation of sweeping privacy rules for Internet providers passed last year.

Chairman Ajit Pai on Friday asked the FCC to hit pause on the rollout of one part of those rules that was scheduled to go into effect next week. This marks the latest in his efforts to roll back his predecessor's regulatory moves.

A young woman meets a prince and falls in love. That sounds like the start of an old fashioned fairy tale, but in the movie A United Kingdom it's the start of a diplomatic firestorm. The film tells the story of Ruth Williams and Seretse Khama, who married in 1948. Williams was a typist in London; Khama was heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, or modern-day Botswana.

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday. And the playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is up for best original song for this. It's called "How Far I'll Go" from the film "Moana."

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The video of about a dozen hefty Siberian tigers chasing and batting a flying drone from the sky seemed a lighthearted reprieve from the more serious news of the day. But since sharing the footage, we've become aware that it may conceal a darker story.

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Left Of The Dial #283 - The Radio Never Lies

Jaye Jayle is the side-project of Even Patterson, the lead singer of Louisville pummelers Young Widows . Jaye Jayle is a chance for Patterson to explore the bleak themes of underground heavy metal with the gritty sounds of Americana. His newest music appears on a split EP alongside label-mate Emma Ruth Rundle titled The Time Between Us . Cameron Avery is the touring bass player for Tame Impala , but he's demonstrating on his debut solo album, Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams , that his real talents...

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President Trump's Key Tweets Annotated by NPR

President Trump tweets a lot. NPR looks beyond 140 characters to provide context to the tweets.

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'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Moves Into The Limelight With '3 Mics'

After working mostly as a behind-the-scenes guy on Chappelle's Show and Inside Amy Schumer , Neal Brennan is now stepping out as a performer. Brennan tells Fresh Air 's Terry Gross that he didn't get seriously into stand-up until Chappelle's Show, which he co-created and co-wrote, ended abruptly after the host left the country. "The way Chappelle's Show ended I just felt bereft, and I felt like I needed to be more self-determining and the most self-determining thing you can do in comedy is...

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