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Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. Read more »

Published Dec. 10, 2014

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US makes more than 90 pct. of White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration

The federal government is making more than 90 percent of the 2.2-million-acre White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration, angering the energy industry but encouraging... Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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SeaWorld sued over renewal of season passes

A former annual pass-holder at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa has filed a class-action lawsuit against the theme parks' parent company, claiming his pass was automatically renewed without... Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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NBC Universal launches fitness digital network

NBC Universal on Tuesday launched Radius, a digital fitness network that will allow people to work out with trainers on their smartphones or tablets. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks that stupidity of American voters allowed health law to pass

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber — an adviser on the president's health care law — told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and "inexcusably arrogant" when he said it was "the stupidity of the... Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Prince William, Kate visit Sept. 11 Memorial

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, laid flowers Tuesday at one of New York City's most somber sites — the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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NASA and Houston hospital work on spacesuit issue

The empty spacesuit that sat on the operating table in a lab at Houston Methodist Hospital's research institute made for an unusual patient. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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UN resumes food aid for Syrian refugees

After a social media campaign brought in a significant cash infusion, the U.N. food agency said Tuesday it has reinstated a food aid program that helps feed more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Hugh Jackman talks fish in his current Broadway play

Before Hugh Jackman could appear in his current Broadway play, "The River," he had to learn his lines, dig deep into his character and do something he's never done before: gut a fish. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Cooper Hewitt design museum reopens, revamped

The Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century in its historic Carnegie Mansion... Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death... Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Facebook 2014: Ice bucket challenge, sports, Ebola

Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed the most in 2014? The Ice Bucket Challenge and the death... Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Photo-transfer projects make easy handmade gifts

Busy lives may require sacrifices, but forgoing handmade gifts for the holidays doesn't have to be one of them. We only need to plan well to have our crafts and give them away too. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry diagnosed with cancer

Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control in health plans challenge federal law

In the latest religious challenge to the federal health care law, faith-based organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans argued in federal appeals court... Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Walgreen tests virtual doctor visits through app

n is testing a new telemedicine service that lets patients see a doctor without leaving home or visiting any of the drugstore chain's clinics. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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French Toast Crunch returns as cereal sales slide

General Mills is bringing back popular '90s cereal French Toast Crunch in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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French Toast Crunch returns as cereal sales slide

General Mills said Monday that it bringing back popular '90s cereal French Toast Crunch in a nod to nostalgia. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Religious nonprofits challenge health law

A group of faith-based religious organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans told a panel of federal judges that they should be treated like religions and not... Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Prince William hits DC; Kate joins NYC first lady

While Britain's Prince William met with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday, his wife, Kate, toured a child development center with New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Worried that toy stores, fast food chains, and other retailers are tracking your kids online this holiday season? A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile... Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Prince William hits DC; Kate joins NYC first lady

While Britain's Prince William met with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday, his wife, Kate, toured a child development center with New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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How to avoid becoming a financial burden to your kids

The U.S. Census notes that there are more than 77 million American baby boomers. If you're a recent boomer, check out some of the following tips to help you cut costs and save more money, so you... Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Chicago scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin

Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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Military appeals court to hear Kansas HIV case

A Kansas airman accused of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will have his appeal heard this week before the nation's highest military court. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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