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Colleges getting out of health insurance business, pushing students into marketplace

The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Read more »

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Deliberate crash of German plane highlights gaps in how pilots are screened

Commercial airlines do not screen pilots for mental health issues as rigorously as government agencies, law enforcement and specialized branches of the military, and some aviation experts say that... Read more »

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Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare. Read more »

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Move over 'Phantom,' Coldplay getting air time at worlds

It wouldn't be figure skating without Andrew Lloyd Webber. Read more »

Published 21 hours ago

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White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Read more »

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Mental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say

There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular... Read more »

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Co-pilot who reportedly crashed plane into mountain appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance... Read more »

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Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola. Read more »

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Man retraces Daniel Boone's nearly 240-mile trek to Kentucky

Inspired by his own family's pioneering roots in the Kentucky wilderness, Curtis Penix walked nearly 240 miles through arduous Appalachian terrain, to follow in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel... Read more »

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'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year. Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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House OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senate

In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it... Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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Puerto Rico prepares for luxury shopping amid recession

A pair of nearly 5-inch black satin heels with a large gold alligator that serves as the front strap retails for almost $1,600 at the first Saks Fifth Avenue store to open in Puerto Rico, more than... Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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'The Weegee Guide to New York' shows mid-20th century city

A new book of photos by legendary photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards. Read more »

Published March 26, 2015

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Ohio House OKs bill banning abortions after 1st heartbeat

A bill that would ban most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat again cleared the state House on Wednesday following a startlingly emotional floor debate in which a veteran female lawmaker revealed she'd been raped... Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Indiana to declare public health emergency over HIV outbreak

Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing... Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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New pox discovered in Eastern Europe, but not deadly

Health officials have discovered a new germ in Eastern Europe that is related to the dreaded smallpox and monkeypox viruses but so far seems far less threatening. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel

The cover for Harper Lee's new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doc fees

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements as Senate Democrats seemed to soften their... Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery to ward against cancer

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Report: Racial disparities in arrests persist with legal pot

Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending... Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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MoMA to open NY exhibit on Latin American architecture

A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will explore the architectural landscape of Latin America between 1955 and 1980. Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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Russia's heavy drinkers turn to moonshine, cleaning products

As the economic crisis sweeps through Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in this heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning... Read more »

Published March 25, 2015

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