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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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AP Investigation: Slavery taints global supply of seafood

The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Read more »

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After years of mediocrity, Tulsa emerging as hipster hub

Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state's second-largest city was more funky and less in a... Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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Recalls issued over listeria linked to frozen spinach

Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as they move toward ending the nagging annual threat of... Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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Tunisia: Museum hit by terrorist attack delays reopening

The curator of the Tunisian museum targeted by a terrorist attack announced Tuesday that the reopening has been postponed, for logistical and security reasons. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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CDC: Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama's law

The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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US removes dozens of Cuban companies from blacklist

The Obama administration has removed dozens of Cuban companies from a U.S. blacklist of terror supporters and narcotics traffickers, another step in the two countries' process to improve relations. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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Parents seeking urban lifestyles for kids

A small but growing number of parents are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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Look ma, no soil! Gardening with air, water, fish fertilizer

Who needs soil to sow a sustainable garden? You can cultivate plants in mid-air, float them in mineral-enriched water or add nutrients for an organic harvest by using your own fish for the fertilizer. Read more »

Published March 24, 2015

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