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9:34am

Wed November 26, 2014
The Two-Way

Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Procedure; Is Resting Comfortably

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 9:59 am

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, is "resting comfortably" after a heart procedure, the Court said in a statement.

Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday and was taken to a Washington hospital. According to the statement, doctors inserted a stent in her right coronary artery to address a blockage.

"She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours," the statement said.

Update at 10:57 a.m. ET. 'Awake And Demanding Work':

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9:32am

Wed November 26, 2014
The Salt

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 9:58 am

Akutaq or agutak — also known as Eskimo ice cream — is a favorite dessert in western Alaska. It's made with berries and frothed with fat, like Crisco.
Al Grillo AP

When Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving meal, most tables will feature traditional fare: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries. But should you be looking for a different kind of holiday meal, head for rural Alaska.

That's where Nellie Gamechuck lives, in a village squeezed between tundra and a bend in the river in the southwest part of the state. Ask her what's for dinner on Thanksgiving, and she opens up the deep freeze. "Walrus meat, moose meat," she says. Digging down through the layers, she reaches the dessert level: salmonberries.

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9:12am

Wed November 26, 2014
The Two-Way

EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new rules today to reduce emission levels for smog-causing ozone, which is linked to asthma and other health problems.

The proposed rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb to 70 ppb. The agency said it would take comments on an ozone level as low as 60 ppb.

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8:32am

Wed November 26, 2014
Shots - Health News

Patient Safety Journal Finds Violations, Tightens Standards After Scandal

The aftershocks of what some have called the patient safety movement's first scandal continue to reverberate in the medical community, most recently in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety.

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8:16am

Wed November 26, 2014
The Two-Way

After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

Ronald And Vivian Joseph perform the "Death Spiral' on Oct. 26, 1963, at the World Championships. The International Olympic Committee announced this week that the Josephs, who originally placed fourth in the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, were in fact the bronze medalists.
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American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph placed fourth in the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria. But a couple years later, the International Olympic Committee determined that the West German silver medalists, Marika Kilius and Hans-Jurgen Baumler, had signed a professional contract before the games and stripped them of their medals [the IOC took such things seriously in those days].

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