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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out...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

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Bill would let overdose victims avoid prosecution

It's a common occurrence across Kentucky: Someone overdoses on drugs, calls for help and is then arrested for possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia. Read more »

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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Read more »

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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly... Read more »

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House GOP sues administration over health care law

House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program. Read more »

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Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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St. Louis region prepares for grand jury decision

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Why you need to stop buying your kids so many Christmas presents

Parents don't have to let three months of marketing bombs force them into guilt and buying their kids mountains of presents. Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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NBA's Adam Silver sends message on domestic violence

Adam Silver suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after Taylor pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

Federal health regulators have approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America"... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America"... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with committing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road. Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Cookbooks see growth, but slow to move to digital

A few years ago, Ken Hagemann was drawn to what he thought was the future of cookbooks. Lured by the ease and searchability promised by e-books and apps, he purged most of his old school volumes. Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening

Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign... Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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Minivans do poorly in new crash tests

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry. Read more »

Published Nov. 20, 2014

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