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Administration Bars Health Plans That Won't Cover Hospital Care

Mon, 2015-02-23 06:40

Companies mainly in lower-wage industries that hadn't previously offered health coverage had been flocking to the stripped-down plans for 2015.

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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

Mon, 2015-02-23 06:34

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.

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Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

Mon, 2015-02-23 05:48

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

Mon, 2015-02-23 05:45

Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others were convicted of violating a law banning unlicensed protests. Activists said the sentences underscore the lengths the government will go to to stifle dissent.

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Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

Mon, 2015-02-23 05:34

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.

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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

Mon, 2015-02-23 05:16

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and ALS, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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Ukraine Says It Can't Withdraw Weapons, Citing Attacks During Truce

Mon, 2015-02-23 03:04

Noting deadly attacks by Russian-backed separatists who have renewed a push near the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine says it can't withdraw heavy weapons from the front lines.

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How We Talk About Our Teachers

Mon, 2015-02-23 01:02

The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.

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Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling

Mon, 2015-02-23 00:24

A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren't more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?

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Brutal ISIS Tactics Create New Levels Of Trauma Among Iraqis

Mon, 2015-02-23 00:23

The self-styled Islamic State has made a practice of public beheading and other horrific acts of violence. It's taking a huge toll on Iraqis, only a fraction of whom are getting the help they need.

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For TSA Officers, Congress' Inaction On Funding Could Hit Home

Mon, 2015-02-23 00:22

If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.

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Immigration Courts 'Operating In Crisis Mode,' Judges Say

Mon, 2015-02-23 00:21

The nation's immigration courts are jammed with the asylum cases of some 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border last summer. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.

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When Kids Think Parents Play Favorites, It Can Spell Trouble

Mon, 2015-02-23 00:20

When children think they're being slighted, it can lead to risky behavior as teenagers, a study finds. Having warm, respectful relationships helps counteract the "You always liked her best!"

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Kids, Allergies And A Possible Downside To Squeaky Clean Dishes

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:41

Swedish kids growing up in families who wash their dishes by hand seem less likely than families with dishwashers to develop certain allergies, one study suggests. But there may be more to it.

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'Birdman' Wins Big On A Soggy Night At The Oscars

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:39

Sunday night's Oscars brought expected wins for actors like Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons, and big awards for the quirky showbiz satire Birdman.

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2015 Oscar For Best Picture Goes To 'Birdman'

Sun, 2015-02-22 20:07

At the 87th Annual Academy Awards, Julianne Moore won best actress for her work in Still Alice, and Eddie Redmayne won best actor for playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

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New Defense Secretary Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

Sun, 2015-02-22 13:14

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is in Afghanistan meeting with that country's new president, Ashraf Ghani, and discussing possible changes to the timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals.

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When Pot Goes From Illegal To Recreational, Schools Face A Dilemma

Sun, 2015-02-22 12:27

Since Colorado legalized marijuana use, some schools in the state are starting to change how they teach students about the drug in health class. Educators worry students are receiving mixed messages.

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Lamb Dumplings, Lentils And A Bittersweet Taste Of Home

Sun, 2015-02-22 12:27

One of Syria's most famous restaurants is bringing the tastes of Damascus to Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled from war, and are hungry for a reassuring slice of home.

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California's Drought Exposes Long-Hidden Detritus

Sun, 2015-02-22 12:26

More than 67 percent of California is experiencing "extreme drought" or worse. At Southern California's Lake Perris, dry conditions have revealed tractor tires and sunken boats, unseen for decades.

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