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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors

    Pa. bill would let nurse practitioners work without doctors
    Allen Smith, a nurse practitioner, needed more than medical training and entrepreneurial spirit to open a primary care practice in Bethlehem. He had to find a doctor to sponsor him. That was easier said than done. Many doctors, it turned out, were...

    Ted Cruz's ride on the Obamacare train wreck

    Ted Cruz's ride on the Obamacare train wreck
    When Sen. Ted Cruz, the conservative firebrand from Texas, launched his presidential campaign last week at the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, he earned grudgingly glowing reviews from otherwise skeptical pundits. The very next day he drove...

    Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform...

    Medicaid expansion enrollment soars; waiver hurdle remains

    Mary Amick went 15 years without health insurance while working a minimum-wage job at a small country store outside Coldwater. She sometimes visited a free clinic but mostly put off addressing her medical ailments, needing to buy food and pay utility...