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Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women

Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it. Read more »

Published April 18, 2016

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Arabic-speaking student says he was victim of Islamophobia

A college student and Iraqi refugee yanked from a Southwest Airlines flight after mentioning a terrorist group's name during a phone conversation in Arabic said Monday he was degraded and... Read more »

Published April 18, 2016

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'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts dies at 90

A family spokeswoman says that "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Doris Roberts has died. She was 90. Read more »

Published April 18, 2016

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Michigan governor to drink Flint water for at least a month

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least a month to show to residents it is safe with the use of a faucet filter, he said Monday. Read more »

Published April 18, 2016

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Ballooning over Luxor, Egypt: Antiquities from the sky

They take off at first light, reinforced wicker baskets filled with people, heading into the skies over Luxor, Egypt. Read more »

Published April 18, 2016

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Medicare's 'Innovation Center' rebalancing quality and cost

They work for the government and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It's not because they're spies or nuclear scientists, but because their jobs are so arcane: trying to... Read more »

Published April 17, 2016

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Sauces should be occasional treats, not staples, sauce maker says

Mars Food, the maker of Dolmio and Uncle Ben's, says some of its sauces will soon carry labels suggesting they should be eaten only as occasional treats — a decision praised by health... Read more »

Published April 15, 2016

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Rio officials confident of measures in place against Zika

Rio de Janeiro Olympic officials are confident that measures in place will protect visitors from the Zika virus when the games open in less than four months. Read more »

Published April 14, 2016

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Woman lost in forest for 9 days credits survival course

Ann Rodgers ate plants and a turtle and made a "help" sign large enough that a helicopter was able to find her after nine days in the Arizona wilderness. Read more »

Published April 13, 2016

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CDC: No doubt now that Zika virus causes rare birth defects

U.S. health officials say there's no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects. Read more »

Published April 13, 2016

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In air travel hub of Dubai, zip line offers new way to fly

In the air travel hub of Dubai, there's a new way to fly: A zip line run by extreme sports company XDubai. Read more »

Published April 13, 2016

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US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is

Top health officials say the more they learn about Zika, the scarier the virus appears and they still need more money to fight the mosquitoes that spread it — and for research into vaccines... Read more »

Published April 11, 2016

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Forget the drought, Thailand's national water fight is on

Drought? What drought? Bring out the water guns! Read more »

Published April 11, 2016

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US official: Kerry to offer no US apology for Hiroshima

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won't say sorry for America's atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he visits a revered memorial. Read more »

Published April 10, 2016

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Olympic venues nearly ready for TV; big worries elsewhere

Olympic inspectors are taking their final look this week at Rio de Janeiro's preparations. Read more »

Published April 10, 2016

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Shareholders approve sale of Starwood Hotels to Marriott

Marriott International has cleared one of its major hurdles on its journey to acquire rival Starwood and become the world's largest hotel chain. Read more »

Published April 8, 2016

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Pope emphasizes flexibility over rules for modern families

In a sweeping document on family life that opened a door to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Pope Francis insisted Friday that church doctrine cannot be the final word in answering tricky... Read more »

Published April 8, 2016

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'American Idol' crowns 15th and final winner as TV show ends (+photos)

Trent Harmon is the 15th and final "American Idol" winner. Read more »

Published April 7, 2016

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Kerry breaks record for miles traveled by secretary of state

John Kerry is now the most traveled secretary of state in U.S. history, breaking the record as he arrived in the Middle East kingdom of Bahrain on Wednesday. Read more »

Published April 6, 2016

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White House: $589M to go to fight Zika virus

Federal money left over from the largely successful fight against Ebola will now go to combating the growing threat of the Zika virus, the Obama administration announced Wednesday. Read more »

Published April 6, 2016

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Iraq's food business grows despite war, economic slump

Iraqi businessman Zaid Nazo has always been sure of his nation's deep passion for food and wasn't afraid to dream big when he transformed his small Baghdad coffee shop in 1999 into a casual dining... Read more »

Published April 5, 2016

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White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

Congressional officials say the Obama administration has decided to transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus. Read more »

Published April 5, 2016

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Girl losing sight may see pope as part of visual bucket list

A 5-year-old American girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight may get her wish to see Pope Francis. Read more »

Published April 5, 2016

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Increase in threats reported at US abortion clinics

Threats and violence directed at U.S. abortion clinics increased sharply in 2015, according to the National Abortion Federation, which attributed the surge to the release of undercover videos... Read more »

Published April 5, 2016

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In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths (+video)

Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the rocky mesas of western Colorado. He's a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms. Read more »

Published April 4, 2016

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