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'Right to Try' measure raises issues of ethics, freedom

Some doctors worry that an effort to grant terminally ill people more access to unproven drugs might offer them false hope or even be harmful, but advocates for a "right to try" say patients should... Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Passengers have more to complain about: Lower marks across the board for airlines

Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it's a fact. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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What's in a hotel name? Guests try to decipher the mystery

Today's traveler faces a bewildering choice of hotel brands with similar-sounding and confusing names. Want to stay at a Hyatt? Take your pick. There's Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt... Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Holocaust Remembrance Day to be honored with play readings

Celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Ellen Burstyn will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday by reading plays that deal with that dark time in history. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Rock hall opening doors to Ringo Starr

The first few years after the Beatles split, Ringo Starr had bragging rights on his mates. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and... Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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John Legend launches campaign to end mass incarceration

John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides

The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a string of seven suicides by teenagers in recent months has shaken this... Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Angela Lansbury steals the show at London's Olivier Awards

An American classic directed by a Belgian and a musical about a very English rock band were the big winners at Britain's Olivier theater awards Sunday — but it was an 89-year old theatrical... Read more »

Published April 12, 2015

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Giants to celebrate Bumgarner's special October this week

Madison Bumgarner's return to AT&T Park will be filled with fanfare, from an MVP bobblehead giveaway to all of the postseason honors he will collect in a special ceremony. Read more »

Published April 12, 2015

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Few marathon bomb survivors seek help for 'invisible' wounds

Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings have been slow to take advantage of programs meant to help them cope with what experts call "invisible injuries." Read more »

Published April 12, 2015

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A toddler disc jockey fascinates South African fans

At first it seems like a fluke — a 2-year-old playing with the knobs and buttons of a sophisticated music system. Yet, the tiny boy is in control of the big beat of the bass-heavy house... Read more »

Published April 12, 2015

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'Furious 7' keeps speed, tops box office with $60.6 million

The high-octane thriller "Furious 7" maintained speed in its second week, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and bringing its box-office total to a robust $252.5 million,... Read more »

Published April 12, 2015

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What to know about recent food recalls and bacteria listeria

Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Read more »

Published April 11, 2015

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France recreates prehistoric paintings so public can see art from closed-off cave

Jean-Marie Chauvet noticed air whistling out from a crack on a plateau in southern France, so he and fellow cave enthusiasts went to investigate. What they found that Sunday in 1994 still fills... Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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Masters' dining options possibly the best deal in sports

The sandwich boards around Augusta National listing breakfast and lunch options look ridden with typos, or like signs left over from the 1950s. Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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Q&A: What is listeria?

Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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Smithsonian to launch new magazine on cultural travel

Smithsonian Enterprises, the business arm of the popular museum complex, is launching its first new magazine in 30 years with a focus on cultural travelers. Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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Lauren Hill dies after fighting tumor to play college hoops

Lauren Hill, a freshman at a Ohio university who fought an inoperable brain tumor to play college basketball, has died. She was 19. Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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UN: Ebola still global emergency despite big drop in cases

The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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Mick Jagger to other bands: Make every show count

The only goal The Rolling Stones have left in their career to rock on till the wheels fall off. Read more »

Published April 9, 2015

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What happens to Hollywood's push for diversity after Oscars?

The "Fast & Furious" series is often cited as an example of how diversity can work in Hollywood. With its multicultural casts and international settings, the franchise has generated more than... Read more »

Published April 9, 2015

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Video selfies by a tough trio of Utah natives on Animal Planet

No one needs to be reminded of our selfie epidemic, and certainly not when traveling. (Hey, you people mugging for your GoPros — anybody notice the Grand Canyon out there?) Read more »

Published April 9, 2015

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Eddie Murphy to receive top US humor prize at Kennedy Center

Eddie Murphy will be awarded the nation's top prize for humor this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Read more »

Published April 9, 2015

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Officials: Orlando was top US tourist destination in 2014

Tourism officials say more than 62 million visitors came to Orlando last year, making the theme-park mecca the most-visited tourist destination in the U.S. Read more »

Published April 9, 2015

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