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University of Utah commits to buying more local food

University of Utah students could soon be eating more burgers made with grass-fed beef topped with cheese from local creameries. The school has committed to spending more of its food dollars on... Read more »

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Schizophrenic and a college dropout: Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

Almost seven years after Collins gave birth to a son conceived with a donor's sperm, a couple got a batch of emails from the sperm bank that unexpectedly — and perhaps mistakenly —... Read more »

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For next president, a way out of the health care fights? Waiver gives states some control

Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress. Read more »

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Toddler has no kidneys; family hopes for transplant

Josh and Janna Ferrell said they could not imagine what raising a child with health problems would be like. Read more »

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'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film... Read more »

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New 'Angry Birds' experience for Earth Day aims to reach millions

The hugely popular game "Angry Birds" is showing Earth Day some love this year. Read more »

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‘Dr. Oz’ will mount on-air defense against critics who want him fired

Oz, the television host “Dr. Oz,” plans to set aside a portion of his popular TV show in the coming week to address critics who say he no longer deserves to be associated with a... Read more »

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Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White

After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin." Read more »

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Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later,... Read more »

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Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other... Read more »

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Wizardry fans play Harry Potter-like game at Polish castle

At a 13th-century castle in Poland, wizards and witches are sneaking through the halls and stone staircases of the College of Wizardry that opened this weekend for Harry Potter's devotees. Read more »

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Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Read more »

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24 new HIV cases reported in Indiana outbreak, 130 total

An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a "significant increase" in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program approved by Gov. Mike Pence,... Read more »

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AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured... Read more »

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Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus... Read more »

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Bacteria found in this Amazonian tribe has positive and negative health impacts

In a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon, scientists have discovered that members of a village isolated from the modern world have the most diverse colonies of bacteria ever reported living in and... Read more »

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science talk show debuts Monday

With weekly talk shows devoted to other TV shows becoming a cottage industry (see: “Talking Dead” on AMC, “Beyond A.D.” on NBC.com), a science-themed talk show does not... Read more »

Published April 17, 2015

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Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. Read more »

Published April 17, 2015

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Families make videos to reassure patients with dementia

For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition. Read more »

Published April 17, 2015

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New 'Star Wars' teaser, cast information revealed at event

The force won't officially awaken until December, but Star Wars fans got an early glimpse Thursday with the debut of a spooky new teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Stem-cell therapy shows promise in orthopedic treatment

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Published April 16, 2015

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Ex-judge who posted details of Theron adoption loses license

The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to... Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Teens’ e-cigarette use triples in a year, alarming many experts

The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Prosecutors: NY office worker posed as dentist, pulled teeth

An office manager was arraigned Thursday on charges she posed as a dentist when the real dentist was away and seriously injured patients after pulling their teeth, performing root canals on them... Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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