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Free Contraceptives Must Be Free, Obama Administration Tells Insurers

Tue, 2015-05-12 07:06

The notice to insurers comes after reports found many health plans weren't providing no-cost birth control for all prescription methods, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act.

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Free Contraceptives Must Be Free, Obama Administration Tells Insurers

Tue, 2015-05-12 07:06

The notice to insurers comes after reports found many health plans weren't providing no-cost birth control for all prescription methods, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act.

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Blogger Is Hacked To Death In Bangladesh After Promoting Secular Thought

Tue, 2015-05-12 06:33

The writer Ananta Bijoy Das was killed by men wielding machetes. He wrote for the same blog founded by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American who died in a similar attack in February.

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Blogger Is Hacked To Death In Bangladesh After Promoting Secular Thought

Tue, 2015-05-12 06:33

The writer Ananta Bijoy Das was killed by men wielding machetes. He wrote for the same blog founded by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American who died in a similar attack in February.

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Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Tue, 2015-05-12 05:33

Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.

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Vienna Introduces New, Same-Sex Themed Crosswalk Signals

Tue, 2015-05-12 05:27

The same-sex icons went up at 49 intersections across the city. The mayor said they were a "sign of openness." The signs also include opposite sex couples.

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Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:25

Verizon said the acquisition will help build its digital and video platforms. Verizon had previously announced plans to launch a video service that focused on mobile devices.

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Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago, Foundation Announces

Tue, 2015-05-12 03:19

Hawaii and New York also had strong bids, but Chicago is where President Obama grew up politically.

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Another Powerful Earthquake Strikes Nepal Killing At Least 4

Tue, 2015-05-12 02:30

The region was already devastated by a magnitude 7.8 tremor that killed more than 8,000 people. The new quake destroyed buildings and triggered landslides.

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Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:00

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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NYC Mayor Seeks National Spotlight, New 'Contract With America'

Tue, 2015-05-12 01:00

Just two years into his job as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is unveiling a progressive "Contract with America" in Washington. But critics back home say it's all too much, too soon.

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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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State Legislatures Quarreling Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

Mon, 2015-05-11 23:43

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Organic Restaurant

Mon, 2015-05-11 23:40

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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Still Playing: The Theater That Saw The Birth Of Cinema

Mon, 2015-05-11 23:36

Not far from the film festival in Cannes is a town with even deeper ties to cinema. La Ciotat is home to the oldest working movie house in the world and was used by the inventors of moving pictures.

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Photos: Sculpture Sells For $141M, Picasso Painting For $179M, Both Records

Mon, 2015-05-11 19:35

The modern works were part of a $706 million sale by the auction house Christie's. Two other works, by Claude Monet and by Mark Rothko, brought in $40.5 million each.

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Texas Police Were Warned About Gunmen At Muhammad Cartoon Event — And They Weren't

Mon, 2015-05-11 16:18

The FBI sent a bulletin that key people never saw, and police say they were already guarding the event as they'd have done if they had seen it.

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FBI: 51 Law Enforcement Officers 'Feloniously Killed' In 2014

Mon, 2015-05-11 15:36

After a sharp drop in 2013, the number of police and other law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty as a result of felonious incidents rose in 2014, from 27 to 51, the FBI says.

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Exotic Vinegar Flies Invade California After World Tour

Mon, 2015-05-11 14:39

One critter traveled around the globe from Australia on a eucalyptus tree. The other hitched a ride on a Central American flower. These flies are the tip of the invasive insect iceberg in California.

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Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

Mon, 2015-05-11 14:10

An environmental sustainability group assessed how 37 U.S. food companies are responding to escalating water risks. It found most have a long way to go to improve water efficiency and other practices.

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