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Obamacare Prompts Firm To Consider Dropping Its Health Plan

Tue, 2014-05-13 23:46

A Cleveland catalog company says jumps in insurance costs may force it to stop offering a group health plan to its 700 workers. But first, the firm is pushing for healthier habits among employees.

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China Puts Brass On Trial In Fight Against Military Corruption

Tue, 2014-05-13 23:45

China's fast-growing armed forces face increased scrutiny over how they are spending what is now the world's second-largest military budget.

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New Orleans Police Hope To 'Win The City Back,' One Kid At A Time

Tue, 2014-05-13 23:44

In a city notorious for its murder rate, more than 90 percent of victims are black. To help break the cycle, police are testing a new approach: trying to win the hearts and minds of middle-schoolers.

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Pentagon OKs Manning Transfer For Gender Treatment

Tue, 2014-05-13 20:52

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to WikiLeaks. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.

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Tea Party Favorite Captures Nebraska Senate Primary

Tue, 2014-05-13 19:39

The bitter race highlight fissures within the Republican Party. Also Tuesday, two women set the stage for history-making in West Virginia.

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Judge Strikes Down Idaho's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tue, 2014-05-13 18:35

Gay couples can begin to marry as soon as Friday morning unless an appeals court puts a stay on the decision. It was the second state in less than a week to have its ban wiped out by a judge.

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Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies At 36

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:46

Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.

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Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted For Most In Southern California

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:25

More than 20,000 residents around San Diego have been allowed to return home. In Santa Barbara County, a small number of homes and business still must stay away.

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Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

Tue, 2014-05-13 16:00

The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.

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Longtime Congressman John Conyers Off Primary Ballot

Tue, 2014-05-13 15:09

A local election official says the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965, failed to collect enough valid signatures.

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Last Chance To See Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' Video

Tue, 2014-05-13 14:06

The YouTube video of astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station is set to come down as the licensing agreement on the iconic David Bowie song expires.

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2 Die In W.Va. Mine With Troubled Safety Record

Tue, 2014-05-13 13:22

A review of federal mine safety data shows that the Brody mine had a rate of violations more than twice the national average for underground coal mines.

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Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:53

The ACA may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride for some firms.

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Oregon's Legendary Wandering Wolf May Have Met A Mate

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:49

OR-7, as he is known, traveled from northeast Oregon all the way to California for years in search of a new home and a chance for a mate. Now, biologists say, he may have found a mate.

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Gardeners' Gems: Designer Crops That Will Wow The Neighbors

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:38

For the fashion-conscious gardener, here are the most colorful and flavorful new edibles. This year's picks include the indigo tomato, wasabi and a pineapple-flavored berry.

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New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:20

A malaria patient can carry different parasites that respond differently to drugs. Now there's a way to profile the parasites, which could someday lead to more tailored treatments.

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Meds Can Help Problem Drinkers, But Many Doctors Don't Know That

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:19

People are rarely offered medication to help them stop drinking. But there are drugs that work, and they don't make you sick. Instead they target the underlying mechanisms of addiction.

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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:12

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.

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Companies Face Backlash Over Foreign Mergers To Avoid U.S. Taxes

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:09

Pfizer, the giant drugmaker, is the latest American company seeking a foreign merger to elude U.S. taxes. Public advocacy groups call such deals unfair and want Congress to crack down.

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Frustrations Defeat Another Diplomat, As U.N. Syria Envoy Quits

Tue, 2014-05-13 12:05

The U.N. envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, quit in frustration over the difficulties of bringing an end to the civil war and the failure of the United Nations to intervene.

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