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4:22pm

Sun January 18, 2015
Around the Nation

Welcome To Whittier, Alaska, A Community Under One Roof

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 11:22 am

Begich Towers is located at the edge of town. Photographer Reed Young wanted to capture the dry-docked boat in the foreground. "You see a ton of boats that are just scattered all over," he says.
Reed Young The California Sunday Magazine

Whittier, Alaska, is a sleepy town on the west side of Prince William Sound, tucked between picturesque mountains. But if you're picturing a small huddle of houses, think again.

Instead, on the edge of town, there stands a 14-story building called Begich Towers — a former Army barracks, resembling an aging hotel, where most of the town's 200 residents live.

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3:59pm

Sun January 18, 2015
Shots - Health News

Calif. Strike Highlights Larger Issues With Mental Health System

Originally published on Sun January 18, 2015 4:22 pm

A Kaiser mental health worker with the National Union of Healthcare Workers looks through a pile of signs Monday during day one of a week-long demonstration outside of a Kaiser Permanente hospital in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

This past week, more than 2,000 mental health workers for the HMO health care giant Kaiser Permanente in California went on strike.

The strike was organized by the National Union of Healthcare Workers. The union says Kaiser Permanente patients have been the victims of "chronic failure to provide its members with timely, quality mental health care."

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4:27pm

Sat January 17, 2015
Technology

Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

Originally published on Sat January 17, 2015 6:31 pm

A dog named Sky activates the tug sensor on the FIDO vest. The vest is a piece of wearable technology designed to allow working dogs to perform more tasks and communicate more information.
Rob Felt Courtesy of Georgia Tech

Google announced this week they're ending individual sales of the much celebrated, and maligned, Google Glass. And as we reported last week, a recent Fortune study found relatively low interest in wearable gadgets.

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4:05pm

Thu January 15, 2015
Goats and Soda

14 Takeaways From The 14-Part WHO Report On Ebola

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 1:20 pm

Ebola was out of control in Liberia in August, when this picture was taken.
Dominique Faget AFP/Getty Images

Today, the World Health Organization issued a 14-part report on Ebola, from the moment it started until now.

We asked our team of Ebola correspondents to look at the sections and pull out the points that seemed most interesting — that may have been overlooked or forgotten, stories that show how the virus turned into an epidemic.

Where it all began

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3:18pm

Mon January 12, 2015
All Tech Considered

Bored ... And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 3:57 pm

Illustration by John Hersey Courtesy of WNYC

Hey smartphone owners — when was the last time you were truly bored? Or even had a moment for mental downtime, unattached to a device?

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