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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. Read more »

Published 10 hours ago

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Americans mark Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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Liberia hopes for no new Ebola cases by new year

As Ebola infection rates fall in Liberia, the information minister urged people on Thursday to not let up on the fight against the virus, reiterating the goal of eradicating the disease by the end... Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just... Read more »

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Rare Shakespeare Folio discovered in French town

The accidental discovery in a small library in northern France of an original first folio of Shakespeare's plays has sent a jolt of excitement around the world of Shakespeare scholars. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Campaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola

Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone... Read more »

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Chinese-built Ebola center dedicated in Liberia

China, one of the first countries to send aid to battle Ebola in West Africa, ramped up the assistance significantly Tuesday by opening a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia as rows of uniformed... Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2014

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2014

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Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that

Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which... Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2014

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a... Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2014

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Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2014

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Storm may snarl trip for Thanksgiving travelers

A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further... Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2014

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Review: 'Smash Bros.' makes brutality adorable

Every few years, Nintendo rounds up its most popular characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu, and has them beat the daylights out of each other. It's not exactly blood sport — there... Read more »

Published Nov. 25, 2014

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VA ousts hospital chief in Phoenix scandal

The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans' hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait... Read more »

Published Nov. 24, 2014

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Obama to award Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Barack Obama is presenting the nation's highest civilian honor to 19 artists, activists, public servants and others. Read more »

Published Nov. 24, 2014

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'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million

"Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the last installment of "The Hunger Games," but it still set the highest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office. Read more »

Published Nov. 23, 2014

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Letter that inspired Jack Kerouac's Beat literature found

It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. Read more »

Published Nov. 23, 2014

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Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs

the American Music Awards or the Australian Music Awards? Iggy Azalea, who was born Down Under, is the lead nominee at Sunday's show. She will compete for top awards such as artist, new artist and... Read more »

Published Nov. 23, 2014

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Health care M&A leads global deal surge

Large drugmakers are buying and selling businesses to control costs and deploy surplus cash. A rising stock market, tax strategies and low interest rates are also fueling the mergers and acquisitions. Read more »

Published Nov. 23, 2014

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Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August. Read more »

Published Nov. 22, 2014

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Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US

A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about... Read more »

Published Nov. 22, 2014

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US warns citizens to avoid resort of Acapulco

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued a security message Friday warning U.S. citizens to avoid the Pacific resort of Acapulco because of violence and protests. Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that... Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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UN chief: Ebola cases in Mali a 'deep concern'

The United Nations chief warned Friday that Ebola may be easing in part of West Africa but is still hitting hard in other areas and outpacing the international response. Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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Agency: School system helped Adam Lanza's mom 'appease' him

The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out... Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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