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Nebraska looking at ways to lure out-of-state tourists

At 43nd and Broadway in New York City, a digital super screen flashes with Nebraska landmarks: a rolling country road, a glassy lake, a blond-haired family circling a crackling campfire. Read more »

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Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million

Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once... Read more »

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Sierra Leone's vice president in quarantine for Ebola

Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Read more »

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Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic diseases causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of... Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy

The Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the movies as floral and garden designers pay homage to Disney and Pixar films. Read more »

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Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

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'It's been a comedy of errors from the start': Annoyance arises from government error on health care tax forms

It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under... Read more »

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Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Read more »

Published Feb. 27, 2015

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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Read more »

Published Feb. 27, 2015

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UN says to limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day

People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday. Read more »

Published Feb. 27, 2015

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As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists "The 1%er" made with lobster meat. Read more »

Published Feb. 27, 2015

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From 'Pulp Fiction' to Oscar meme, John Travolta's highs and lows

Since strutting onto the big screen in "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta's career has been one of dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme. Read more »

Published Feb. 27, 2015

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Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. Read more »

Published Feb. 26, 2015

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VA chief backs outside medical care as new program falters

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday he remains committed to a law making it easier for veterans to get private health care, but he offered few answers for lawmakers irritated... Read more »

Published Feb. 26, 2015

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Crews keep cameras rolling in New Mexico post 'Breaking Bad'

When the last "Breaking Bad" episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome attention and... Read more »

Published Feb. 26, 2015

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If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help

Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their... Read more »

Published Feb. 26, 2015

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Prince William starts first Japan visit with green tea

Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. Read more »

Published Feb. 26, 2015

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Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

tion of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in... Read more »

Published Feb. 25, 2015

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Connecticut town pursues museum honoring Maurice Sendak

Three years after Maurice Sendak's death, his western Connecticut hometown of Ridgefield is pursuing a museum honoring the author of "Where the Wild Things Are." Read more »

Published Feb. 25, 2015

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Justices: Dentists unfair to limit teeth-bleaching providers

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other... Read more »

Published Feb. 25, 2015

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Both parties face risks as health care law court case nears

Twenty-two out of 24. And 206 to 96. Those numbers tell much about the political impact of a Supreme Court case in which conservatives and Republicans hope to demolish a pillar of President Barack... Read more »

Published Feb. 25, 2015

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Indian city bans public gatherings over swine flu fears

A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks. Read more »

Published Feb. 25, 2015

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Taj Mahal endures, but its birthplace slowly crumbles

It is no secret that the Taj Mahal is a monument of love, built by a Mogul emperor as the final resting place for his beloved queen who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Read more »

Published Feb. 25, 2015

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Alaska quietly becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana

Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize marijuana. But the historic day passed with little public acknowledgement in a state with a savvy marijuana culture that has seen varying... Read more »

Published Feb. 24, 2015

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Reddit, Google crack down on posting nude pics

Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Read more »

Published Feb. 24, 2015

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