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In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo, a doctor who started practicing medicine in 1955 wears a stethoscope around his neck as he tends to patients in his office in Illinois. Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope _ the very symbol of the medical profession _ is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors’ ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threatTwo centuries after its invention, the stethoscope -- the very symbol of the medical profession -- is facing an uncertain prognosis
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A U.S. military convoy arrives near Dahuk, Iraqi, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence. (AP Photo)
Esper arrives in Baghdad to discuss US troop deploymentsDefense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
This combination of Oct. 9, 2019, photos provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office shows booking photos of Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman. The two business associates of Rudy Giuliani are due in a New York City court in their campaign finance case. Parnas and Fruman were to be arraigned Wednesday, Oct. 23, on charges they conspired to make illegal contributions to political committees supporting President Donald Trump and other Republicans. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Giuliani associates due in court in campaign finance caseTwo business associates of Rudy Giuliani are due in a New York City court in their campaign finance case
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Many faith leaders, activists and politicians in Baltimore have one thing in common: They were mentored by Cummings. Cummings, who died Thursday at 68, inspired and advised others, sharing his political wisdom. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Farewells to US Rep. Elijah Cummings to begin in BaltimoreConstituents, friends and others are set to gather at a historically black college in Baltimore to honor the life of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first of a series of planned services
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In a Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, guests at the Yellowstone Club relax and enjoy a complimentary breakfast bar in the Warren Miller Lodge near Big Sky, Mont. Five former workers are suing the club and a hospitality staffing agency alleging they and more than 100 other workers recruited from Jamaica were discriminated against and paid less than non-Jamaican workers doing the same job. The club and the employees declined to comment ahead of Wednesday's mediation session in Missoula. The exclusive ski resort counts Bill Gates, Justin Timberlake and Tom Brady as members. (Mike Greener/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
Jamaican citizens sue Yellowstone Club over wagesFive Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a ski resort for the ultra-rich just are suing the Yellowstone Club and a hospitality staffing agency alleging they were paid less than other Yellowstone Club employees doing the same work
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
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