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Medicare Offers Relief To 400,000 Caught In Drug Plan Mix-Ups

Tue, 2015-02-03 07:19

Aetna beneficiaries can reconsider their Part D choices after the insurer incorrectly identified some pharmacies as being in-network, dropped others and removed some from the preferred network.

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Pain And Suffering At Life's End Are Getting Worse, Not Better

Tue, 2015-02-03 07:03

Despite considerable effort to improve care for people who are dying, more people are reporting pain and depression, a study finds. Medical treatments that lengthen the process may be one reason.

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Reviving The Lost Art Of Logrolling

Tue, 2015-02-03 07:01

Contemporary logrollers believe that the historical practice provides today's athletes a good, balanced workout. And that it's as easy as, well, as falling off a log.

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These Boots Weren't Made For Walking: Wyo. Sheriff Bans Cowboy Boots And Hats

Tue, 2015-02-03 06:11

The new dress code is designed to ensure law enforcement looks professional and they don't fall on their backsides. But giving the cowboy outfit the boot goes against the state's cultural identity.

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From The Classroom To The Campaign Trail

Tue, 2015-02-03 05:03

The not-so-secret activity quest of several Chicago teachers: running for office.

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S&P Pays Nearly $1.38B To Settle Mortgage Crisis Claims

Tue, 2015-02-03 04:54

S&P parent company McGraw Hill Financial will make two payments of $687.5 million: one to the U.S. Justice Department and another to 19 states and the District of Columbia.

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No Genocide Proven In 1990s Serbia-Croatia Conflict, Court Rules

Tue, 2015-02-03 04:03

The conflict that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s included widespread violence, says the International Court of Justice. But it adds that the acts can't be deemed genocide.

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Britain Set To Vote On '3-Parent Baby' Law Tuesday

Tue, 2015-02-03 03:10

While the technique is often referred to by the shorthand "three-parent baby," the controversial process uses nuclear DNA from two parents and the mitochondrial DNA of a third donor.

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With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:59

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.

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A Boy Who Had Cancer Faces Measles Risk From The Unvaccinated

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:57

The father of a young child who had leukemia has a plea for other parents: Please vaccinate your children because people with compromised immune systems, including his son, can't be vaccinated.

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The Oscar Nominees Are In; The Shanghai DVD Sellers Are Stocking Up

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:56

The Academy Awards are coming this month and if you're still trying to see all the nominated films, it may be easier to find them in China than the U.S. As long as you don't mind the pirated version.

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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

Mon, 2015-02-02 23:55

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.

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A Sigh Of Relief For The Murdoch Media Empire

Mon, 2015-02-02 21:32

The U.S. Justice Department decides not to prosecute Rupert Murdoch's media companies for their role in a cellphone voice mail hacking scandal.

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U.S. Walks Back Decision To Classify Info On Afghan Security Forces

Mon, 2015-02-02 15:39

A government watchdog had said that classifying the information would harm its ability to publicly account for the billions of dollars spent each year on Afghan forces.

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Sundance Festival Opens Doors For Minority Filmmakers

Mon, 2015-02-02 14:15

The festival has become a launching pad for emerging filmmakers of color who face challenges in historically white, male-dominated Hollywood.

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Fuhgeddaboudit: New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

Mon, 2015-02-02 14:05

New York City is home to more than 700 languages, including distinct "New Yorker" accents. A new exhibit examines how changes in the city's population are contributing to their decline.

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Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

Mon, 2015-02-02 13:47

Many economists say a big missing piece of the economic puzzle are apprenticeships that give high school graduates access to good-paying, higher skilled jobs in the trades.

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How Unboiled Eggs Could Help Fight Food Waste

Mon, 2015-02-02 13:40

No yolk: Researchers have discovered how to unboil egg whites. The chemical technique could help the food industry and others utilize more enzymes for cheese or beer with less waste.

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'Adventures Of Beekle' Wins Caldecott; Newbery Goes To 'The Crossover'

Mon, 2015-02-02 13:19

The American Library Association awarded its top medals to Dan Santat's tale of an imaginary friend on a mission and Kwame Alexander's story of basketball-playing twins.

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Super Bowl XLIX Was Most Watched Show In TV History

Mon, 2015-02-02 13:08

According to ratings released by Nielsen, 114.4 million Americans tuned in to watch the Patriots beat the Seahawks. It surpassed the 2014 Super Bowl by 2 million viewers.

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