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Teens’ e-cigarette use triples in a year, alarming many experts

The use of electronic cigarettes by high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014 — a surprising boom that threatens to wipe out hard-won gains in the fight against teen smoking, a new government report says. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Prosecutors: NY office worker posed as dentist, pulled teeth

An office manager was arraigned Thursday on charges she posed as a dentist when the real dentist was away and seriously injured patients after pulling their teeth, performing root canals on them... Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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College a cappella: Not your granddad's barbershop quartet

Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Powdered alcohol creator tries to get ahead of state bans

The creator of powdered alcohol is furiously trying to fend off efforts to ban the product in Maine and across the country before it even hits stores. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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'Be yourself in camouflage': 'Duck Dynasty' family debuts their musical in Las Vegas

There is no shortage of beards, camo, hunting and God alongside a bit of recent real-life scandal in "Duck Commander Musical." Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Chris Christie opposes Iran deal, open to US troops in Islamic State fight

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday the emerging nuclear pact with Iran will lead to it having nuclear weapons and to an even more dangerous Middle East. He also said he'd be open to... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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FDA approves new type of heart failure drug from Amgen

Patients with chronic heart failure, a disabling, deadly disease that worsens as the heart gradually pumps less efficiently, are getting a much-needed new option with U.S. approval Wednesday of a... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Ask Mr. Dad: How to handle stress of going back to work too soon

Dear Mr. Dad: We really need my salary to make ends meet, but the prospect of leaving my baby is making me miserable. I have no idea what I can do to feel better about this situation. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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California vaccine bill: Personal rights vs. public health

California lawmakers are hearing renewed discussions on a bill that would prevent parents from seeking vaccination exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site,... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Obama says Ebola-fighting goal is to prevent any new cases

Citing significant gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama declared Wednesday that the international goal now is to prevent any new cases of the deadly virus in the... Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Hundreds of dogs sickened by a flu strain in Midwest

A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Survey: Most Vegas tourists married, many from California

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming... Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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Panel asks: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but a government advisory committee is starting to look into whether the lack of legroom also might be dangerous for passengers' health and... Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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Patients' medical records under threat from data breaches

A new study suggests that Americans' private medical information is under threat. Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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IMS: US prescription drug spending jumped 13 pct. in 2014

U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the... Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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After 5-year absence, 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band' to return

The publisher of "Guitar Hero" is readying a comeback tour. Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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Serenity Now: Civil War battlefield now a tranquil spot

Unimaginable violence once raged across the landscape of Antietam. Now, the sweeping hills and meadows whisper peace. Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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HBO scientology film proves popular for network

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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FDA warns of liver injury from muscle-building supplement; reported injuries in Calif., N.J., Utah

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements sold by a Las Vegas company because they may contain anabolic steroids that can cause liver damage. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Investigator: VA whistleblower cases remain 'overwhelming'

The number of whistleblower cases reported at the Department of Veterans Affairs remains "overwhelming," a year after a scandal broke over chronic delays for veterans seeking medical care and... Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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