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Acupuncture May Help With Nasal Allergies, Doctors Say

Mon, 2015-02-02 11:22

Over-the-counter remedies can help a lot if your stuffy, drippy nose is caused by allergies, new guidelines say. Acupuncture might help, too, but there's no evidence that herbal remedies do a thing.

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Less Than A Day Old, Bahrain News Channel Is Yanked Off The Air

Mon, 2015-02-02 11:12

The new Middle East broadcaster, Al-Arab, went on air Sunday. But it was shut down before dawn on Monday, apparently for airing an interview with an opponent of Bahrain's monarchy.

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The Super Bowl, Shark Attacks And Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Mon, 2015-02-02 11:07

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour sit down for a chat about the game, the halftime show and the adorable, adorable puppy.

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Journalist Jorge Ramos Takes On Obama, Republicans

Mon, 2015-02-02 11:03

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Jumps Into Vaccine Debate

Mon, 2015-02-02 10:48

Amid a Measles outbreak, the Christie said parents need a "measure of choice" when it comes to some vaccines. His office quickly clarified that when it came to measles, "kids should be vaccinated."

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Florida Leads Insurance Sign-Ups, Despite Political Opposition To Overhaul

Mon, 2015-02-02 09:41

With two weeks to go until the 2015 Obamacare enrollment deadline, Florida is ahead of even California, which has twice the population and embraced the Affordable Care Act from the start.

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Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

Mon, 2015-02-02 09:05

In many parts of the world, there's no direct translation for terms like depression or anxiety. Cambodians, for example, say "the water in my heart has fallen." So how does a doctor refill a heart?

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Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

Mon, 2015-02-02 08:08

E-learning in K-12 is a growing trend, but many schools are underperformers. What's to be done?

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Freed Al-Jazeera Journalist Looks Forward To 'The Little Things'

Mon, 2015-02-02 07:35

Australian Peter Greste, who spent more than a year in an Egyptian prison, was freed on Sunday. He says he remains concerned about his still-jailed Al-Jazeera colleagues.

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After The Game, Looking Back At 'The Worst Call In Super Bowl History'

Mon, 2015-02-02 06:31

Many are blaming the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the New England Patriots on the decision to pass the ball instead of handing it to Marshawn Lynch.

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Ex-IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn's Prostitution Ring Trial Begins

Mon, 2015-02-02 05:34

The former IMF head, whose career unraveled amid allegations he raped a hotel maid in New York, went on trial in France in a new case. He is accused of procuring prostitutes for orgies at a hotel.

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Punxsutawney Phil Scoffs At The Idea Of An Early Spring

Mon, 2015-02-02 04:44

The world-famous groundhog saw his shadow his morning. His prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., came as a winter storm moved from the Midwest to the Northeast.

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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Mon, 2015-02-02 04:43

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.

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Bummer Of A Groundhog Day: Potent Winter Storm Targets Northeast

Mon, 2015-02-02 04:11

The National Weather Service is warning of "bitterly cold weather" from the Ohio Valley to New England, with Boston expected to get up to 12 inches of snow.

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WATCH: The Interception That Won The Super Bowl

Mon, 2015-02-02 03:02

The play came from New England cornerback Malcolm Butler, who intercepted a Russell Wilson pass at the goal line with 20 seconds left. The result: Patriots over Seahawks, 28-24.

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Obama's Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

Mon, 2015-02-02 02:00

The president's $3.99 trillion proposal, released Monday, calls for more spending on domestic programs, infrastructure and defense — and includes tax hikes the new Congress is unlikely to approve.

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The Theft Of An Infant Son: In Pakistan, A Not Uncommon Crime

Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Shazia Zia's newborn baby boy was taken from a maternity ward less than a day after she gave birth in Islamabad, and the family, hospital authorities and police officials disagree over who's to blame.

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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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Here's How To End Iowa's Great Nitrate Fight

Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Des Moines, Iowa, wants to control nitrate pollution in nearby rivers. It's often called fertilizer runoff. But the best way to reduce it involves planting different crops, not using less fertilizer.

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Fight Back Against Parkinson's: Exercise May Be The Best Therapy

Mon, 2015-02-02 01:02

Several times a week Mike Quaglia dons bright red boxing gloves and pummels a hundred-pound punching bag. What's unusual is he has Parkinson's disease and the boxing helps alleviate his symptoms.

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