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Posted at 8:05 AM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Aspirin, Iranian Geneva talks, subway rescues and more

By Melissa Bell
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An original bottle of Bayer aspirin manufactured and distributed in powder form by Bayer in Germany beginning in 1899. (Bayer/AP)

Some morning news to know:

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Aspirin the miracle drug?

It can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. It works a mean cure on headaches. And now, aspirin, that tiny, common pill may reduce the risk of dying in certain cancers. Experts do not think the study warrants healthy people launching into aspirin regimens, but the Guardian's Sarah Boseley thinks that the news has been greeted with a lackluster response.

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Iran nuclear talks

After two days of discussions between Iran and members of the U.N. Security Council, the only thing in agreement is that more talks will take place. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants U.N. sanctions lifted. The United Nations wants to discuss the Iranian nuclear program. No conclusion was made, but to reconvene next month. This is the first time Iran has met with the United Nations in 14 months.

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Nobel Prize

Under pressure from China, 19 governments have declared their ambassadors will not be attending the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, which will award the prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The countries that have declined the invitations are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Serbia, Iraq, Iran, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Venezuela, the Philippines, Egypt, Sudan, Ukraine, Cuba and Morocco, the New York Times reports.

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Hold your breath

In daring subway rescues, a Madrid man barely escapes death when an off-duty police officer pulls him from the tracks.

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 8:05 AM ET
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