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CVS Pulls Apple Pay, And Many See A Fight Over Mobile Wallets

Mon, 2014-10-27 10:23

Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.

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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

Mon, 2014-10-27 09:07

Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.

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Disabled Vermont Woman Who Led Class-Action Suit Sues Medicare Again

Mon, 2014-10-27 08:56

A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.

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U.N. Ambassador In Sierra Leone For Closer Look At Ebola Crisis

Mon, 2014-10-27 08:35

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

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Chiquita Fruit Company Is Bought By Two Brazilian Firms

Mon, 2014-10-27 07:29

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.

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Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

Mon, 2014-10-27 06:51

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."

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Death Penalty Reportedly Sought For Captain In Korean Ferry Disaster

Mon, 2014-10-27 06:48

Lee Joon-seok, master of the Sewol, is accused of abandoning his passengers when the vessel went down in April. More than 300 people died.

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The Red Cross Is Using Text Messaging To Take Down Ebola

Mon, 2014-10-27 05:55

Working with the government, the Red Cross sends 2 million texts a month to people in Sierra Leone, reminding them to wash their hands, take their temperature and protect themselves from Ebola.

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N.J. Says Quarantined Nurse Will Be Discharged, Allowed To Leave

Mon, 2014-10-27 05:53

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who spent the weekend in mandatory quarantine after arriving in New Jersey from West Africa, will be discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave the state, officials say.

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'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress Marcia Strassman Dies At 66

Mon, 2014-10-27 04:55

She also had roles in M*A*S*H and the 1989 Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

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Town In Hawaii Prepares For Possible Evacuation Ahead Of Lava Flow

Mon, 2014-10-27 03:53

On the state's Big Island, the town of Pahoa is packing up to leave if the flow from Mount Kilauea continues its advance.

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Pro-Western Parties Sweep Ukraine's Parliamentary Elections

Mon, 2014-10-27 03:01

Exit polls show parties allied with President Petro Poroshenko have won a clear majority, but the results are likely to further anger Russia.

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Attacker Made Video Of Himself Before Shooting, Canadian Police Say

Mon, 2014-10-27 02:23

Police say they have "persuasive evidence" the shooting at a war memorial and Parliament building was ideologically and politically driven. The video, under analysis, will not be released for now.

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U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Cements Its Dominance

Sun, 2014-10-26 18:20

The U.S. team didn't give up a single goal in the 5-game CONCACAF tournament. They capped off their performance Sunday with a near-perfect 6-0 game against Costa Rica.

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N.Y., N.J. Say Quarantine Will Keep Some People At Home, Not At Hospitals

Sun, 2014-10-26 17:22

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola will be required to remain at home for three weeks. New Jersey said it, too, would allow home quarantine.

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Wins Tight Re-Election Vote

Sun, 2014-10-26 16:20

Rouseff will serve a second term as president of Brazil, after a contentious and close campaign.

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Evacuations Possible As Lava Continues To Flow From Hawaii Volcano

Sun, 2014-10-26 15:23

Lava from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is approaching a rural town.

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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

Sun, 2014-10-26 13:56

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

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LeVar Burton Reads 'Go The [Expletive] To Sleep'

Sun, 2014-10-26 13:09

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 bestseller this weekend.

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After The Blackwater Convictions, A Book On Iraq's Nightmarish Reality

Sun, 2014-10-26 13:01

This week, four former Blackwater guards were found guilty in connection with a fatal shooting in 2007. Author Brian Castner recommends a book on the toll violence has taken on Iraq.

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