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Anthem To Buy Cigna, Creating Largest Health Insurer By Enrollment

Fri, 2015-07-24 04:06

The combined company would have an estimated revenue of $115 billion and cover 53 million people in the U.S.

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Obama Says His Biggest Frustration Has Been Inability To Pass Gun Laws

Fri, 2015-07-24 03:48

President Obama spoke about gun control just hours before a gunman opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater. Obama said that he will keep trying to pass gun safety laws in his remaining 18 months.

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Report: Officials Seek Criminal Inquiry Over Clinton's Use Of Private Email

Fri, 2015-07-24 02:57

The New York Times reports that two inspectors general want the Justice Department to investigate whether classified information was mishandled.

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Obama's Roots A Source Of Pride — And Discord — In Kenya

Fri, 2015-07-24 02:14

When President Obama was elected in 2008, Kenyans rejoiced. U.S.-Kenya relations have had ups and downs since then. Kenyans now eagerly await Obama's first presidential visit to his father's homeland.

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Turkey Grants U.S. Permission To Use Air Base Near Syrian Border

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

The U.S. now has permission to use a Turkish air base near the border with Syria to launch airstrikes against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, U.S. officials say.

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Germany Moves Quickly To Restore Business Ties With Iran

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

Germany has already sent a delegation to Iran as it looks to restore trade ties. Under the recent nuclear deal, many sanctions will be lifted. But not everyone is thrilled with Germany's move.

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Mass Shootings In America By The Numbers

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

Mass shootings as defined by the FBI happen about every two weeks in America. For nearly a decade, USA Today has been tracking these incidents on a website that paints a grim picture.

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Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

Donald Trump visited the border with Mexico and said he would crack down on illegal immigration if elected president. But he was less strident than he has been in other recent remarks.

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The Financial Times, A Newspaper Success Story, Is Sold For $1.3 Billion

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

One of the world's oldest and most famous newspapers is changing hands. The Financial Times, based in London, will be sold to Nikkei Inc. of Japan for $1.3 billion dollars.

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Baseball Writer To Be Honored By Hall Of Fame, But He's Out Of A Job

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

Baseball writer Tom Gage is being honored by the Hall of Fame for his long and illustrious career at The Detroit News. But he didn't leave his beat voluntarily. He recently lost his job at the paper.

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Doctors Plan Database On Cancer Drugs, Showing Effectiveness And Cost

Fri, 2015-07-24 01:03

A group of cancer doctors is trying to create a database on cancer drugs. It would give a score for each drug, reflecting how well the drug works, and also how much the drug costs.

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Egypt's Military Struggles To Quell Growing ISIS-Linked Insurgency

Thu, 2015-07-23 23:54

Egypt has intensified its military response against insurgents who've pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State. But some warn that the government's crackdown is only creating more extremists.

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3 Dead, 7 Injured In Shooting At Louisiana Movie Theater

Thu, 2015-07-23 19:08

The shooter was a white male in his 50s who was armed with a handgun, police chief Jim Craft said during a press conference late Thursday. At least three people remain in critical condition.

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Sen. Grassley Not Satisfied With Answers From The Red Cross

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:36

The American Red Cross responded to detailed questions about how it spent almost half a million dollars in Haiti. But Sen. Chuck Grassley says he and the public need more information.

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Maine Fisherman Catches His Second Rare Lobster

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:08

The Portland Press Herald reports that "Captain Eli," a rare orange lobster, will be kept at the Fisherman's Catch Café in Raymond, Maine, before Coppersmith releases it back into the ocean.

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Apology Demanded For Mustard Gas Experiment Subjects

Thu, 2015-07-23 14:46

Members of Congress have written to the Secretary of Defense asking him to tell black, Puerto Rican and Japanese American soldiers that they were unjustly chosen to be poisoned in experiments in WWII.

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Live Samples Of Anthrax Were Sent Worldwide In May Due To Ineffective Procedure

Thu, 2015-07-23 14:33

NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports that the samples of anthrax the Pentagon thought were dead, were still alive. The Pentagon says the public was never at risk.

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House To States: Don't You Dare Demand GMO Labels

Thu, 2015-07-23 14:26

A solid majority in the House of Representatives has voted to block efforts in some states to require labeling of GMOs.

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Official Watchdog Says He Needs Access to Sensitive Documents

Thu, 2015-07-23 14:17

Michael Horowitz protests the Justice Department legal opinion that says DOJ officials decide what material he should get, and when.

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Autopsy Of Sandra Bland Doesn't Suggest Homicide, Texas County Officials Say

Thu, 2015-07-23 13:32

The prosecutors' presentation Thursday included several color photographs of Bland's body – including her neck, which had a thick dark line curving across it.

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