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T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs

Johnson & Johnson says its first-quarter profit rose 8 percent, because of restrained costs and a big jump in prescription drug sales. The world's biggest maker of health care products easily... Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Report projects health law's subsidies will cost $1 trillion over 10 years, instead of $1.2 trillion

The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. Read more »

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Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

When New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was criticized on talk radio for spending three days with his family after the birth of his son, teammates, coaches and opponents leapt to his defense. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

rez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing as paternity leave. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Judge set to issue key Ohio gay marriage ruling

A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in states that allow... Read more »

Published yesterday

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MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest

Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change, as clips from anticipated... Read more »

Published April 14, 2014

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'Captain Underpants' tops list of last year's 'challenged' books

The potty humor of "Captain Underpants" children's books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" would seem to have little in common. Read more »

Published April 13, 2014

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Jared Leto, Jonah Hill win early MTV Movie Awards

Conan O'Brien kicked off the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night with a challenge to gain 50 celebrity cameos for his opening segment, a shtick with Will Arnett that merged two categories,... Read more »

Published April 13, 2014

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Navajo families receive electricity for first time

Life has become a little easier for Margie and Alvin Tso. Read more »

Published April 13, 2014

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In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV

Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected... Read more »

Published April 13, 2014

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Kathleen Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said... Read more »

Published April 13, 2014

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With $41.4 million, 'Captain America' holds off 'Rio 2'

"Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. Read more »

Published April 13, 2014

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Jerry Lewis: Women are funny, but not when crude

88-year-old Jerry Lewis was criticized for expressing his distaste for female comedians a few years ago, but in clarifying his comments, he called Lucille Ball "brilliant" and said Carol Burnett is... Read more »

Published April 12, 2014

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Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time

For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state. Read more »

Published April 12, 2014

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Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate

Poll after poll over many years have shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two... Read more »

Published April 12, 2014

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Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost out of bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. Read more »

Published April 11, 2014

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'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage

A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason. Read more »

Published April 11, 2014

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Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River. Read more »

Published April 11, 2014

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4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the... Read more »

Published April 11, 2014

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CNN replacing Piers Morgan with personalities like Anthony Bourdain, Mike Rowe, John Walsh

CNN is abandoning the talk show that anchored its prime-time schedule for three decades with Larry King and Piers Morgan in favor of several documentarylike series with personalities like Anthony... Read more »

Published April 10, 2014

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Airlines' on-time record took a beating in Feb.

The bad news for travelers is that U.S. airlines posted terrible on-time numbers and record cancelations in February, as winter storms fouled operations at several large airports. Read more »

Published April 10, 2014

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Frozen food makers plan PR push as sales slip

With sales slipping in the category, frozen food makers are in the final stages of preparing a major public relations campaign to defend the nutritional reputation of their products. Read more »

Published April 10, 2014

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Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking... Read more »

Published April 10, 2014

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