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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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The Battle of Pilot Knob

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March 1 - March 6

Discover nature this week as western chorus frogs alert us to the coming spring. Natural “antifreeze” in their blood keeps them from freezing as they overwinter in shallow burrows in the ground. Now we can listen for calls like a thumbnail drug across a comb - or a longer and lower pitched noise from the related upland chorus frog.

At least 28 people were injured — 21 of whom have been hospitalized — after a man driving a pickup truck plowed into a crowd of spectators Saturday night at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

The city's mayor, Mitch Landrieu, said none of the victims had sustained a life-threatening injury in the wreck, which both he and police are calling a drunken-driving incident.

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you three 5-letter words. You tell me a 5-letter word that can precede each of mine to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.

Ex. DRAFT HOUSE RIDER --> Rough (rough draft, rough-house, Rough Rider)

1. GLASS SLIDE MELON
2. TIGER TRAIL TOWEL
3. COUNT DONOR SPORT
4. SENSE POWER LAUGH
5. GIANT PEACE THUMB
6. SHIFT SHIRT STAND
7. SALAD PUNCH FLIES
8. TEASE POKER STEAK
9. STORY ORDER RANGE
10. SAUCE CIDER STORE
11. BLANK GUARD TAKEN

If you're in Clarksdale, Miss., home of the Delta blues, everybody says you have to go to Red's juke joint. The hole-in-the-wall club is the real deal. It's just a small room, a few tables and a fridge full of beer. Red lights are strung around a low ceiling. On the night we visit, octogenarian Leo "Bud" Welch plays in the center of the room, hunched over a sparkly, hot pink, electric guitar. Red Paden, the owner, sits out front, surveying from behind the bar.

In 2010, Lester Packingham was convicted of having a Facebook account. That's a crime in North Carolina, which bars registered sex offenders from "accessing" certain social media sites, including Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on whether that law violates the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. Packingham contends the statute, instead of being narrowly targeted, encompasses a "vast amount" of speech that is protected by the Constitution.

What Makes Mira Rai Run?

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Mira Rai is perched on the edge of a couch in Kathmandu in a bright yellow Salomon windbreaker and track pants. The 29-year-old is recovering from knee surgery but looks as if she needs to jump off the couch and burn energy on a mountain trail.

Trail running is, in fact, what the Nepali athlete is known for — along with her unlikely journey from school dropout in a remote Nepali village to Maoist child soldier to national sports hero featured in children's books and depicted in murals.

Firsts can be life changing — think about your first kiss, your first time behind the wheel of a car. But what about the first time you got a prescription for a narcotic?

James Hatzell, from Collingswood, NJ, is now a technology officer for a college addiction treatment program. He didn't realize it at the time, but that spring day of his junior year of high school — seven years ago — was a pivotal moment in his life.

Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?

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The cost of college is high and rising, while a bachelor's degree is practically required to get ahead.

It's hard enough for a family with means to get a student through school these days, let alone a low-income family.

So, are the immediate costs of college, and the loans that can follow, worth it?

Tales of talented black students on majority-white campuses running through a racial gauntlet that has them questioning their brilliance, abilities and place are familiar to parents like me who have a college-bound child at home.

On Monday, the Senate will vote on Wilbur Ross' nomination as the U.S. commerce secretary. As required by the Ethics in Government Act, the billionaire businessman has reached an agreement with the Office of Government Ethics to sell off most of his holdings.

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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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GREAT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, PICKED BY ALL SONGS CONSIDERED HOSTS BOB BOILEN AND ROBIN HILTON

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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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