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Health Premiums And Costs Set To Rise For Workers Covered At Work

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:28

As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.

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Kim Jong Un Makes First Public Appearance In More Than A Month

Tue, 2014-10-14 06:01

The North Korean leader's disappearance from the public eye led to speculation that he had suffered from a serious medical problem — or even a coup. New photos from state media show him using a cane.

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Getting Some 'Me' Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic

Tue, 2014-10-14 05:22

Millennials are often criticized for being the most entitled and self-absorbed generation. Many call them narcissists, while others say they should take time to find themselves.

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British Lawmakers Vote To Recognize Palestinian State

Tue, 2014-10-14 05:15

The symbolic, nonbinding vote urges the government of Prime Minister David Cameron to recognize Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

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Forget Facebook, Abandon Instagram, Move To A Village

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:59

People who live in a traditional village — that means a community of about 150 people — are far better off than the rest of us. The author of a new book explains "the village effect."

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What They're Saying: Vatican's New Tolerance On Gays And The Divorced

Tue, 2014-10-14 04:08

We take a look at viewpoints from the Catholic and secular media about a stunning interim report released by a synod of bishops meeting at the Vatican.

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Key To Securing Online Accounts May Be Just A Squiggle Away

Tue, 2014-10-14 03:08

Engineering researchers at Rutgers University have discovered that the free-form symbol might be the ultimate password. The uniqueness of someone's squiggle makes it a tough password to rip off.

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Police Arrest Dozens In Ferguson, Mo., Protests

Tue, 2014-10-14 03:07

At least 49 were arrested Monday afternoon and into the evening for acts of civil disobedience during protests over the August police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Animated 'Book Of Life' Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

Tue, 2014-10-14 01:09

The Day of the Dead holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin America countries is now the subject of a 3-D animated movie, produced by filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro and director Jorge Gutiérrez.

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China's Nomads Have A Foot In Two Very Different Worlds

Tue, 2014-10-14 01:09

China is attempting to move nomads into permanent settlements, but the transition for many has proven difficult. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.

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China Entices Nomadic Families To Settle Down

Tue, 2014-10-14 01:09

China wants to protect grassland areas by moving nomads into permanent settlements. Critics say that's disrespecting minority customs. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.

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Makeshift Barriers Highlight Unions, Divisions Over Hong Kong Protests

Mon, 2014-10-13 21:28

More people are choosing sides on the streets where pro-democracy protesters have erected barriers. As police and some citizens tried to remove the barriers, others stepped in to save the structures.

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Dallas Nurse Caught Ebola Despite Safety Gear, Can't Pinpoint Breach

Mon, 2014-10-13 19:08

Federal officials on Monday urged hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures after a Texas nurse treating a Liberian man dying from the disease caught it herself.

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Vatican Report Expresses More Tolerance For Gays, Unmarried Couples

Mon, 2014-10-13 18:02

The preliminary document isn't binding, but suggests the influence of Pope Francis' urging that Catholicism become more merciful.

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Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:23

Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.

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'A Strange Situation' Indeed: Leech Spends Weeks In Woman's Nose

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:20

Mr. Curly. That's the name Daniela Liverani gave the 3-inch leech that doctors found living in her nostril last week. With that tone of creepiness established, we can now provide more details.

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For Italy's Gay Rights Advocates, It's 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

Italy lags behind other EU states in guaranteeing equal rights for homosexuals. Gay couples have no legal recognition or adoption rights, and a bill that would make homophobia a crime has stalled.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 2014-10-13 12:13

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity: Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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North Carolina And Alaska Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:04

A shift in the two states is among the cascading effects of the Supreme Court's refusal to review any appeals in same-sex marriage cases in its current term.

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Ebola Screening At JFK Airport Flagged 91 Travelers; None Had Virus

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:47

In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.

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