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Support high for travel screening to stem MERS spread: poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Little is known about a SARS-like virus that has infected people in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, but there is strong support around the globe for screening travelers to prevent the spread of the disease, according to a new poll. Full story

Global life spans continue to lengthen, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) - People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Full story

'Hopefully ... it will be a ‘me’ poem and an ‘us’ poem'

   Richard Blanco, Poet Laureate of the Inauguration Ceremonies, explains why writing this year’s inaugural poem was a challenge and speaks on the importance of carrying on this legacy for those who’ve come before him.

Author tells how ‘real-life story’ inspired new book

   Lee Woodruff is out with her first novel, “Those We Love Most,” which concerns how people can overcome tough times in life with support from others who’ve experienced similar situations. She tells TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb that her husband, Bob, continues to do well after suffering a

Tech Sector Stars' Stocks Soar

   The technology sector is lagging the broader market today even though its stars keep soaring. CNBC's Jon Fortt says those who've done the best job transitioning to mobile and the cloud are seeing the most success.

Children of the fields

   KNTV's Stephen Stock talks with underage farm workers, some who've harvested produce in the fields of California since they were eight years old.

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