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Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. Read more »

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Artist captures Bakken's life, landscape in 25 paintings

an two dozen paintings that depict life and landscape during different seasons in the heart of North Dakota's oil boom, including workers operating machinery, a train loaded with shale crude and... Read more »

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Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will... Read more »

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Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas'

The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood Sign... Read more »

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Icelandic film 'Rams' wins Cannes Un Certain Regard prize

"Rams," a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard competition on Saturday. Read more »

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B.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas

B.B. King played tens of thousands of gigs around the world and often said he was blessed to play for presidents and the common folk. Read more »

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Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture closer to reality

The 100,000 or so artifacts earmarked for the would-be Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture have for several years been neatly tucked away in numerous boxes at the state's history center in Oklahoma... Read more »

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Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to... Read more »

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

Published May 21, 2015

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Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. Read more »

Published May 21, 2015

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David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile (+photos, videos)

There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right. Read more »

Published May 21, 2015

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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called... Read more »

Published May 21, 2015

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Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed... Read more »

Published May 21, 2015

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CVS to spend $10.4 B in cash on drug distributor Omnicare

lth will spend more than $10 billion to buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare and tap a growing target for prescription drug distribution: care for the elderly. Read more »

Published May 21, 2015

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David Letterman to sign off as late-night host

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is signing off. Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

y to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new... Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta

The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began. Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day. Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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DEA wrapping up 4-state prescription drug crackdown in South

Federal drug agents raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday, wrapping up what a federal official called a long-running crackdown on prescription drug... Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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New museum in John Wayne's Iowa hometown celebrates his life

Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It's the... Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Godzilla creator sues US studio, alleges copyright violation

Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla. Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. Read more »

Published May 19, 2015

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How to garden with pets in mind

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Read more »

Published May 19, 2015

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