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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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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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12:24 p.m. ET: Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez, the front-runner for DNC chairman, called for unity within the party, pledged to be an inclusive chairman if elected, vowed to fight Donald Trump, while striking a Trump-like tone.

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A cluster of coordinated suicide attacks have claimed the lives of at least 32 people in the major Syrian city of Homs. The bombings, which targeted two separate security offices in the largely government-held city, killed one senior Syrian intelligence official and left another critically injured.

It was a balmy Sunday evening in early 1999, and Dr. Kaw Bing Chua hadn't had lunch or dinner.

There wasn't time to eat. Chua was chasing a killer. And he thought maybe he had finally tracked it down.

He slid the slide under the microscope lens, turned on the scope's light and looked inside. "A chill went down my spine," Chua says. "The slide lit up bright green, like bright green lanterns."

President Trump's status with the Conservative Political Action Conference has gone from "it's complicated" to a full-on committed relationship.

That turnaround was to be expected, given that the former reality TV star and billionaire businessman pulled off an unlikely upset last November that finally gave attendees at CPAC what they had been salivating over for more than a decade — control of the White House, Congress and a new conservative justice nominated to the Supreme Court.

At the height of Spain's economic crisis a few years ago, protesters used to form human chains around houses to prevent authorities from serving eviction papers to homeowners who'd fallen behind on their mortgages.

Often at the center of the crowd, with a megaphone, was Ada Colau.


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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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