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Va. Senate panel rejects adoption by unmarried gay couples

A Virginia Senate committee has rejected a proposal to provide adoption rights to unmarried gay couples. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Opponents of medical marijuana bill testify to Kansas Senate

Opponents of legalizing marijuana for medical use in Kansas told state senators Thursday that doing so would harm public health and create additional strain on state resources. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Obama seeks broader audience through YouTube personalities

President Barack Obama picked three of the most popular YouTube content creators for an interview Thursday, hoping to reach an audience typically not tuned to the daily give and take of Washington... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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US Sen. Warren to file bill targeting top drug companies

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is shifting her focus from Wall Street to the nation's top pharmaceutical companies. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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US: Long-awaited Ebola vaccine study coming soon in Liberia

Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Bill would let terminally ill use experimental drugs in RI

While a handful of states have passed or are considering right-to-die laws, a Rhode Island lawmaker wants the state to give terminally ill patients the "right to try." Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Montana city to hear if water safe to drink after oil spill

Authorities expect to determine Thursday if thousands of residents of a Montana city can drink from their taps after a broken pipeline spilled oil into a river and contaminated their water supply. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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After stumble, GOP pushes different abortion bill

With thousands of abortion foes massing blocks away for their annual protest march, Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage Thursday tightening restrictions on federal financing of abortions that the White House quickly... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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After stumble, GOP pushes different abortion bill

With thousands of abortion foes massing blocks away for their annual protest march, Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage Thursday tightening restrictions on federal financing of... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Mother: Aid-in-dying bill carries Brittany Maynard's legacy

The mother of a terminally ill woman who moved to Oregon to legally end her life says California residents shouldn't have to uproot their lives to have a peaceful death. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Ashley Eneriz: Why you need to start treating your debt like an emergency

At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Need a new sofa or can’t afford your groceries this month? Just put them on a credit card. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary." Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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John Legend performs surprise set at Sundance premiere

The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Child care industry cool to free preschool push

Funding all-day preschool programs at schools statewide would force Minnesota child care providers to raise their rates as 4-year-olds abandon their programs for school, industry representatives... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Judge: Sect leader's brothers can avoid child labor queries

Two brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer questions about suspected child labor violations on a Utah pecan farm, a federal judge ruled... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can't get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Standards aim to cut down on salmonella in poultry

The government is pushing the poultry industry to make their chicken and turkey a little safer with new standards aimed at reducing the number of cases of foodborne illness by 50,000 a year. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great

James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married early, usually to a husband not of their own choosing. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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13-year-old entrepreneur builds Lego printer with $35,000 investment from dad

In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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California lawmakers to pursue right-to-die legislation

California lawmakers are pursuing right-to-die legislation after the highly publicized story of a young woman with brain cancer who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2015

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Cancer-causing agent detected in water after pipeline spill

A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the drinking water supply of an eastern Montana city just downstream from a crude oil spill that entered the Yellowstone River. Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2015

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Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over $1M rent on London pub

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a real-life kitchen nightmare after a British judge on Tuesday ruled him personally liable for the 640,000-pound ($1 million) annual rent on a London gastropub. Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2015

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Advocates: New Mexico among worst for child poverty

New Mexico continues to rank near the bottom in child poverty and the state has been slow to recover economically and stop the dwindling of resources, a new report said. Read more »

Published Jan. 20, 2015

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