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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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All families need to have the financial 'talk'

It's the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers... Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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Kevin Bacon brings his 'Six Degrees' to Comic-Con

Kevin Bacon's "Six Degrees" world got even bigger Sunday at Comic-Con. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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'Sons of Anarchy' book announced at Comic-Con

"Sons of Anarchy" is revving up for its final season but the outlaw motorcycle club will live on in books. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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Tentative deal reached on VA reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual... Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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'Lucy' tops 'Hercules' with $44M at box office

Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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Effectiveness of whooping cough vaccine is studied

Scientists and public health officials are studying a Vermont whooping cough epidemic to determine if the current vaccine is less effective against a new strain sweeping the country. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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Bills aim to bring marriage, family law into 21st century

California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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'Avengers' unleash 'Ultron' footage at Comic-Con

Several members of "The Avengers" descended on Comic-Con to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel. Read more »

Published July 26, 2014

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Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to... Read more »

Published July 25, 2014

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Colin Firth, Emma Stone riff on working with Woody Allen

Colin Firth had been hoping for decades to get a call from Woody Allen. Emma Stone, at only 25, hadn't been waiting nearly as long — but she notes her family dog IS named Alvy, after a... Read more »

Published July 25, 2014

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Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance: $2,448 per person, $12,240 for family of 5

Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. Read more »

Published July 25, 2014

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla' as Hollywood remake opens in Japan

Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago. Read more »

Published July 25, 2014

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Disney moves toward $10 hourly starting pay as job market rebounds

Walt Disney World is among big companies moving toward paying workers at least $10 per hour — a change that experts say will improve the standard of living for the lowest-paid employees and... Read more »

Published July 25, 2014

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London critics fall for 'Shakespeare in Love'

On Thursday critics showered the new West End production "Shakespeare in Love" with accolades that will make producers' ad campaign a dream. Read more »

Published July 24, 2014

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Varying health premium subsidy amounts under health care law worry consumers

Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her... Read more »

Published July 24, 2014

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Fans start lining up as Comic-Con floor opens

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love — after navigating crowds and waiting in line. Read more »

Published July 24, 2014

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