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(CNN) - Once upon a time (and this is a true story even though it begins "once upon a time") there was a physician in India who had amazing ears.
His name was Krishan Chopra. He was a cardiologist with the Indian Army.
His ears were so sensitive that, through his stethoscope, he could hear and time the milliseconds between parts of a heartbeat that, today, doctors must use an EKG to measure.
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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:
"Shelters should be in place. We've gone through this in Moore. We've lived through this before, and this is even worse, and I hope it's an eye-opener." FULL POST
By Nova Safo, CNN
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Moore, Oklahoma (CNN) - Residents have started to return to some of the worst-hit areas by Monday’s tornado. They’re assessing the damage, collect belongings that are left and begin to rebuild their lives.
Their journey is likely to take them past a small patch of land where a grill is set up in a parking lot. Here volunteers are offer, food, water, toiletries and boxes for gathering belongings from destroyed homes.
Across the street is the First Baptist Church of Moore. It’s a huge complex. And that’s where the Red Cross and FEMA have set up camp.
The tornado is now in the past. And people must now face their future.
That’s been hard for Bridgette Lunsford. She rented an apartment that’s now destroyed. She can’t get financial assistance from a home-owners insurance policy – and she’s out of money:
[2:20] "I heard from some of my co-workers at the grocery store that they were writing out checks for us to get gasoline and go stay at a hotel room and stuff. And when we got out here to FEMA, they turned us away." FULL POST
By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN
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(CNN) - There’s a mad dash as the Jersey Shore and the beaches of New York prepare for beachgoers.
The summer season gets under way this Memorial Day weekend and, in the wake of the recovery from super-storm Sandy, conditions vary depending on where you choose to set down your beach blanket.
In Belmar, New Jersey, Sandy demolished the boardwalk and all of the businesses along it. But Mayor Matt Doherty says they've come a long way since then:
[1:26] “Epic Construction came in and built this 1.3 miles of boardwalk through the winter in a little over four months which is phenomenal. Performing work outside seven days a week up against the Atlantic in January, February and March is difficult at best. But they did an outstanding job and it’s because of them we’re going to have this boardwalk built in time for Memorial Day Weekend and this summer."