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10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Most

Mon, 2014-02-03 07:56

Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.

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Joe Namath's Fur Coat: Nothing New, But It's A Talker

Mon, 2014-02-03 07:53

The legendary quarterback showed up for the coin toss at Sunday's Super Bowl in one of his trademark coats. Social media went nuts. Older fans, though, knew that it would have been bigger news if Broadway Joe didn't come wrapped in a fur.

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Al-Qaida Says It Has No Ties With One Syrian Rebel Force

Mon, 2014-02-03 06:42

In a message posted on jihadist websites, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri distances the terrorist network from one of the groups fighting in Syria. There have been rebel vs. rebel clashes there.

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VIDEO: Obama And O'Reilly Hit Harder Than Denver And Seattle

Mon, 2014-02-03 05:20

The Super Bowl was a super bore if you prefer close contests. Seattle trounced Denver, 43-8. The president's pregame interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was a much more contentious affair.

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Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers' Hearts

Mon, 2014-02-03 04:00

The game didn't go as predicted, but the ad war did. For the second year in a row, Bud won over viewers, using a cute puppy and photogenic Clydesdales to sell beer.

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'After Midnight,' And The Cotton Club Is Swinging Again

Mon, 2014-02-03 00:30

The legendary Harlem nightclub and the artists and music it's synonymous with are being celebrated in a new Broadway revue. Jeff Lunden talks to cast members and the creators about the pleasures and perils of paying homage to a place with a problematic history.

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What's Good For Baby Camels Could Be Good For Human Skin

Mon, 2014-02-03 00:29

A Jordanian woman brought her camel's milk skin-care line — and a biotech startup — to Missouri. Her company is studying how the long-acting antibodies in camel's milk can help clear up acne.

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Most Teens Aren't Active Enough, And It's Not Always Their Fault

Mon, 2014-02-03 00:28

Only one quarter of young teens are getting enough exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organized sports often aren't enough to meet that hour a day goal. But parents can help by building more activity into family life.

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Young Athletes Risk Back Injury By Playing Too Much

Mon, 2014-02-03 00:27

Sports medicine doctors say they've seen a rise in overuse injuries among kids who train long and hard.

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The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment

Mon, 2014-02-03 00:26

Despite the enormous cost of hosting the Olympics, many former venues are languishing away unused.

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Death Toll Rises From Latest Indonesian Volcano Eruption

Sun, 2014-02-02 23:09

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 on Sunday. Rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said.

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Ex-Chicago Mayor Daley To Be Hospitalized For Several Days

Sun, 2014-02-02 22:58

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley likely will remain hospitalized in an intensive care unit for several days, a spokeswoman for the city's longest serving mayor said Sunday. Doctors are conducting tests to determine why he was feeling ill and disoriented during a conference in Arizona.

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Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

Sun, 2014-02-02 18:57

The Seahawks scored within the first 12 seconds of Super Bowl XLVIII against the Broncos and never slowed down, handily taking home the Lombardi Trophy with a final score of 43-8.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: An 'Uncanny' Actor Of Stage And Screen

Sun, 2014-02-02 16:07

In his award-winning role in the film Capote, film critic Roger Ebert wrote that the performance wasn't so much an imitation as it was a channeling of "a man whose peculiarities mask great intelligence and deep wounds." Hoffman, 46, was found dead on Sunday.

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Obama's State Of The Union And Your Economic Reality

Sun, 2014-02-02 15:45

In his speech, President Obama painted a fairly rosy picture of the economy, but many Americans say they aren't seeing it. We dig into the president's remarks and compare them to the average American's experience.

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Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s

Sun, 2014-02-02 14:46

A reproductive health think tank says the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason. Instead, it cites the economy and long-acting contraceptives. But there's also a wild card.

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Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s

Sun, 2014-02-02 14:46

A reproductive health think tank says the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason. Instead, it cites the economy and long-acting contraceptives. But there's also a wild card.

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After Decade-Long Fight, Ski Jumper Lindsey Van Is 'Ready To Fly'

Sun, 2014-02-02 14:18

The 29-year-old from Park City, Utah, will compete on the U.S. Olympic team in Sochi this month. What it took to get there is more than she ever imagined.

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Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

Sun, 2014-02-02 13:11

From sodas to truffles to butter, foods infused with THC — the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale in Colorado. But the federal government still considers pot illegal, so the state has to create from scratch its own system to regulate these foods.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar-Winner, Found Dead At 46

Sun, 2014-02-02 11:08

The actor, whose repertoire includes an eclectic array of challenging roles, won a best actor Oscar for the title role in the 2005 film Capote.

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