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When Turning 65, Consumers With Marketplace Plans Need To Be Vigilant In Choosing Health Coverage

Before the Affordable Care Act, older adults who couldn’t afford to buy their own health insurance would count the days until their 65th birthday, when Medicare would kick in. Now, 10,000... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Restoration students do wheel nice work on vintage rides

Eugene Toner stomped on the foot-operated ignition. The engine sputtered and coughed, but wouldn't catch. Uh oh. Here at The Elegance, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of antique... Read more »

Published June 25, 2015

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Stronger economy, cheap gas expected to spur holiday travel

A stronger economy, rising consumer confidence and cheap gasoline will likely have Americans traveling in big numbers this Independence Day. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Hospital homecoming for Australian born prematurely in NYC

James O'Leary weighed barely over a pound when he was born by surprise, a world away from his home in Australia. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Ebola cases not slowing in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Despite hopes that the deadly Ebola outbreak could soon be contained in West Africa, it shows no signs of abating in Guinea and may be flaring up once more in Sierra Leone as people are flouting... Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Panel gives weak endorsement of new meningitis shots

A federal panel gave a weak endorsement Wednesday to two expensive meningitis shots, declining to recommend that all teens get the vaccine and leaving the decision to parents and doctors. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Republicans push back against proposed dietary guidelines

Congressional Republicans are pushing back against proposed dietary guidelines that urge Americans to consider the environment when deciding what foods to eat. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Parched Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages

The worst drought in five years is creeping across the Caribbean, prompting officials around the region to brace for a bone dry summer. Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Grand Canyon, Little Havana on endangered places list

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the Grand Canyon, Miami's Little Havana and a former gay nightclub in West Hollywood on its annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic... Read more »

Published June 24, 2015

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Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses

A big research analysis says medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses for which state laws have approved it. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Ride-hailing apps get kids around town when parents are busy

A ride-hailing service that caters to youngsters is allowing them to book their own rides when mom and dad are too busy to drive. Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Report: economic growth failing to help world's poorest kids

Global resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, with economic development in many countries still leaving millions of the most vulnerable... Read more »

Published June 23, 2015

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Insurer combos offer no price break guarantees for consumers

rage consumer should catch a price break if major health insurers like Anthem and Cigna combine and cut their expenses. Read more »

Published June 22, 2015

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Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs

A doctors group is proposing a formula to help cancer patients decide if a drug is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do. Read more »

Published June 22, 2015

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Smithsonian to open 1st wing on innovation, business history

A wide range of innovations from Eli Whitney's cotton gin and Thomas Edison's light bulb to the early Google servers and Apple's iPhone have been brought together to tell a broad story of American... Read more »

Published June 22, 2015

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Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved... Read more »

Published June 22, 2015

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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

Across the Middle East last week, Muslims marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Read more »

Published June 22, 2015

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'Jurassic' holds box office, but 'Inside Out' shows bite

In a box-office bout of Tyrannosaurus-sized proportions, "Jurassic World" kept the No. 1 spot with one of the biggest second weeks ever, while Pixar's "Inside Out" nearly matched it with a $91.1... Read more »

Published June 22, 2015

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Millions of people bend and twist their bodies for Yoga Day

Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures Sunday to mark International Yoga Day. Read more »

Published June 21, 2015

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Hillary Clinton calls for 'common-sense' gun control, decries racism

Issuing an emotional plea following the South Carolina church shooting, Hillary Rodham Clinton called for "common-sense" gun reforms and a national reckoning with the persistent problem of... Read more »

Published June 20, 2015

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A-Rod homers for 3,000th hit; 29th player to reach milestone

Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and smiled all the way around the bases Friday night, the highlight so far in what's become a resurgent season for the formerly disgraced slugger. Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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AP Photos: See food before buying at largest US fish auction

As the sun rises over Honolulu, commercial fisherman have already unloaded their catches and docked their boats for the day. The fish are lined up on pallets, packed in ice and displayed for buyers... Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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Grounds worker trashes piece at contemporary art show

It was not the kind of public engagement that organizers of a contemporary art show had in mind: A wood and tile bench displayed in the shoreline town of Madison was removed, torn apart and put in... Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

For millions of Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan marks a time for ritual fasting during the day and, often, a large meal with friends and family after sundown. For those buying and selling... Read more »

Published June 19, 2015

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