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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected... Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2015

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'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

"American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2015

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'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office; now stands at $200.1 million

"American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2015

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Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in... Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2015

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2015

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'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

t annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2015

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'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches. Read more »

Published Jan. 25, 2015

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Added protections for consumer information on health website

The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates. Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2015

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Measles case reported in Sioux Falls; officials host clinic

An unvaccinated child has been diagnosed with the measles in Sioux Falls, state and local health officials said Saturday, meaning 14 people have now been diagnosed in the last month with the highly... Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2015

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Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the... Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2015

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First Look: Jack Black is brave, heartbreaking in 'D Train'

Jack Black said he was drawn to 'The D Train' because he recognized the desperation of the character he plays: An outcast willing to do anything to get the most popular kid from his graduating... Read more »

Published Jan. 24, 2015

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Concerns over release of personal data from health care website prompt reversal

Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private... Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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St. George native's documentary nominated for Academy Award

J. Christian Jensen was still sleeping at 5:30 a.m. last Thursday when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the list of Oscar nominations. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown

Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. The women arrived in Miami nearly two weeks ago ahead of the main event, in which Miss Universe, Gabriela... Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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'Boyhood' and 'Whiplash,' Sundance-to-Oscar path improves

An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it's a downright miracle. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Forget fuss and focus on comfort food this Valentine's Day

The notion that a great Valentine's Day dinner should be fancy or somehow over-the-top is way overrated. I'll take delicious comfort food over a fussy meal any day, regardless of the romance quotient. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Bill: Doctor would be required at NYC youth football games

The New York City Council is considering legislation that would require a doctor to be present at all youth tackle football games to monitor concussions. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial activity Friday even as the president warned that the fight against the deadly disease... Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. Read more »

Published Jan. 23, 2015

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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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