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Citing Previous Rulings, Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona Gay-Marriage Ban

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:35

The decision was only four pages long and said the appeals court and the Supreme Court have given clear guidance that bans of this type are unconstitutional.

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Spike In ER, Hospital Use Short-Lived After Calif. Medicaid Expansion

Fri, 2014-10-17 10:02

Previous research found that going on Medicaid increased a poor person's use of costly emergency room visits. Now an analysis suggests that initial spike in ER visits quickly tapers off.

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Dallas Nurse With Ebola Arrives In Maryland For Treatment

Thu, 2014-10-16 21:01

Nina Pham was flown by executive jet from Dallas to Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Md. From there, she was being transferred to the National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Md.

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Walk-Off 3-Run Homer Sends Giants Past Cardinals to The World Series

Thu, 2014-10-16 19:23

The bash by first baseman Travis Ishikawa gave San Francisco a 6-3 win, sends St. Louis home, and sets up a title matchup with the streaking Kansas City Royals.

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Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:20

Responding to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Hunter Biden said he was "embarrassed" that his actions led to his discharge.

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:16

President Obama said that while the highest level of the federal government was taking the Ebola threat seriously, Ebola remains "a very difficult disease to catch."

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When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You're OK

Thu, 2014-10-16 14:28

Facebook's newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster.

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Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

Thu, 2014-10-16 13:19

Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.

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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:57

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.

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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:41

The last time Venezuela tried for a seat in 2006, the United States successfully lobbied against it. The U.S. expressed disappointment about Venezuela's inclusion.

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Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed to accommodate the sharing economy.

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Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:25

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.

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Do We Need A New 'Environmental Impact' Label For Beef?

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:04

Labels like "organic" and "grass-fed" don't capture the beef industry's true environmental impact, researchers say. Why not have a label that assesses water use, land use and greenhouse gas emissions?

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Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:21

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.

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WATCH: Florida's Gubernatorial Debate Gets Off To A Bizarre Start

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:18

The debate began not with discussions about the economy or even about Obamacare, but about whether candidate Charlie Crist should be allowed to have a small fan to keep him cool.

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Worried About U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:04

More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.

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A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

Thu, 2014-10-16 09:41

Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.

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Sweeping Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals Advance To World Series

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:24

The Royals came into the game undefeated in the postseason and continued their streak, beating the Orioles 2-1. The team set a record with its eighth straight win to start the playoffs.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:51

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:44

A group of 28 law professors have written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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