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Plus Size Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:27

Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.

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He Fled Sudan And Made A New Life In The U.S. So Why Go Back?

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:26

Daniel Majok Gai became a "lost boy" at age 6, eventually made it to Denver, where he managed a hub cap business and earned a college degree. Now he's determined to help heal his troubled homeland.

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:19

Carrying a child for someone unable to become pregnant can be a legal and ethical minefield. In Oregon, lenient laws and strict contracts have made surrogacy a more appealing option for women.

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Some Antidepressants May Pose Increased Risk Of Birth Defects

Thu, 2015-07-09 00:18

Some antidepressants may be riskier than others when used during pregnancy. A study found the most widely used antidepressant, sertraline, wasn't associated with birth defects.

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S.C. House Approves Removing Confederate Flag

Wed, 2015-07-08 21:52

The South Carolina House approved a bill early Thursday morning taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860.

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Facebook's New Logo Is A Visual Nod To Gender Equality

Wed, 2015-07-08 16:35

A female designer at the company updated Facebook's friend logo, placing a woman's silhouette in front of a man's.

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Medicare Plans To Pay For Voluntary End-Of-Life Counseling

Wed, 2015-07-08 16:11

The provision was politically toxic when it was first proposed in 2009. Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News says many medical groups, including the AMA, have long recommended the move.

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JPMorgan Chase Fined $136M Over How It Collects Debt

Wed, 2015-07-08 15:45

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says the bank "sold bad credit card debt and robo-signed documents in violation of law."

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FBI Director Says Agents Need Access To Encrypted Data To Preserve Public Safety

Wed, 2015-07-08 15:32

James Comey testified about cases in which unencrypted data made the difference in convicting dangerous criminals. Opponents say any encryption programs that let governments in also let hackers in.

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To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:55

Card sales are stagnant and Hallmark just made major job cuts. While some millennials have found novelty in paper cards, the traditional cards can't quite compete with social media.

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Glitches Galore: A Brief History Of Technical Problems On Wall Street

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:36

Today's computer-related problems on the New York Stock Exchange that halted trading for more than three hours was not a one-off.

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New York City's Plan To Eliminate Cash Bail For Low-Level Defendants Begins Next Year

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:27

NPR's Joel Rose reports that the goal of the plan is to reduce the number of people in the city's jail on Rikers Island.

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Can Subway Freshen Up Its Image After Jared?

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:21

Jared Fogle's dramatic story of weight loss helped to propel the Subway sandwich chain into a dominant player in fast food. So what happens now that Subway has suspended ties to its brand ambassador?

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A Day Filled With Market Jitters, But Not Panic

Wed, 2015-07-08 13:01

If you were thinking about stuffing your money into your mattress, Wednesday gave you plenty of reasons to do so. But if you're an optimistic investor, the day gave you new reasons to be confident.

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Does It Matter That 95 Percent Of Elected Prosecutors Are White?

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:59

"The group of people who are really the managers of the criminal justice system in America are concentrated among one demographic group: white men," said an author of the report.

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Scientists Discover One Of The Oldest Horned Dinosaurs

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:42

The "new" dinosaur — named Wendiceratops pinhornensis — lived about 79 million years ago and helps scientists understand the early evolution of the family that includes Triceratops.

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Baltimore Mayor Replaces Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:40

Baltimore's residents "deserve better" than recent results have shown, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says.

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How Standardized Tests Are Scored (Hint: Humans Are Involved)

Wed, 2015-07-08 12:30

We know very little about what goes into standardized tests, who really designs them and how they're scored. Take a peek into the nation's largest test-scoring facility in the country.

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5 Things You Should Know About Jim Gilmore

Wed, 2015-07-08 11:39

Ex-Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va., is the 15th Republican to get in the presidential race. He's an Army veteran, speaks German, played the clarinet competitively and loves Pizza Hut and Miller Genuine Draft.

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Subway Suspends Ties With Pitchman Jared Fogle

Wed, 2015-07-08 10:49

Authorities raided Fogle's home, but he has not been arrested or charged. Tuesday's raid puts a spotlight on Fogle's ties to the former head of a foundation he created to fight childhood obesity.

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