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A few years ago, smoking was so common in Beijing that doctors, nurses and patients would even puff away in hospital hallways. Now the city is trying — again — to ban smoking indoors. It isn't easy.
A federal appeals court has upheld sweeping abortion restrictions in Texas that supporters say protect women's health. Opponents say the decision could leave just seven or eight clinics open.
The nation's high school graduation rate is at a record-high 81 percent. Why? Because states are doing good things ... or using some sleight of hand.
Commercial bakers and restaurants use liquid egg in dozens of foods, from cakes to mayonnaise. But the price has shot up 240 percent since May, as U.S. poultry farms reel from an avian flu outbreak.
It was a workplace necessity not long ago. Now voice mail is the latest mode of communication to be phased out by the digital age. Companies big and small are cutting it to save time and money.