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Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

Tue, 2014-07-01 08:25

There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.

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European Court Upholds France's Burqa Ban

Tue, 2014-07-01 07:00

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that France's ban on face-covering veils was legitimate, and did not violate a Muslim woman's freedoms.

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VA Offers Doctor's Appointment To Man Who Died In 2012

Tue, 2014-07-01 06:25

A Massachusetts woman got a letter saying that a Veterans Affairs hospital was ready to see her husband, a Vietnam veteran who died of a brain tumor nearly two years ago.

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Thousands Rally In Hong Kong To Call For Democratic Vote

Tue, 2014-07-01 05:16

Activists are threatening to blockade the city's financial district unless China allows a free and fair vote to elect Hong Kong's leader.

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Skimpier Health Plans Could Impose Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Tue, 2014-07-01 04:42

Insurers and some Democratic senators say people should have a cheaper option on the health exchanges. But those plans may leave people with painfully high copays and deductibles if they get sick.

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France's Former President Sarkozy Taken Into Custody

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:55

Suspicions about Nicolas Sarkozy's fundraising activities also touch on late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the heiress to the L'Oreal fortune.

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Israel Kills Man In Raid As Troops Seek Teens' Abductors

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:30

The operation was part of the search for two Palestinians suspected in the deaths of three Israeli teens whose bodies were found Monday.

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Asking Kids With Special Needs To Clear The Same Bar

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:07

An official pronouncement raises more questions than it answers.

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IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:55

The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual prowess on Jeopardy. Now after analyzing a massive number of recipes, Watson has come up with its own sauce.

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Hamas Member Killed In Israeli Raid After 3 Teens Found Dead

Mon, 2014-06-30 23:54

A Palestinian was shot dead when he threw a grenade at forces carrying out an arrest raid hours after the discovery of the bodies of 3 Israeli teenagers who had been abducted, Israel's military said.

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Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions

Mon, 2014-06-30 17:09

The justices ruled 5-4 to allow workers who don't join the union and don't pay any fees to get the same benefits as those who do pay union dues.

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Ukraine's President Ends Ceasefire, Vows To 'Free Our Lands'

Mon, 2014-06-30 16:23

The truce lasted for 10 days, even though Ukrainian authorities said the ceasefire had been violated many times by pro-Russian separatists and 27 Ukrainian troops had been killed.

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Obama Orders 200 More Troops To Iraq

Mon, 2014-06-30 15:09

The president had previously deployed about 300 military advisers to assist Iraqi security forces and he sent 275 troops to guard the embassy.

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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

Mon, 2014-06-30 15:07

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.

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Skip The Stirrups: Doctors Rethink Yearly Pelvic Exams

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:34

The American College of Physicians says annual pelvic exams aren't necessary for healthy women and could be harmful. But not all doctors agree, and the new recommendation is stirring up debate.

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How Many Companies Will Be Touched By Court's Contraception Ruling?

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:23

The Supreme Court says owners of closely held corporations may exercise their religious beliefs. That covers a majority of firms, but experts question how many would want to assert religious views.

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BNP Paribas Agrees To Nearly $9 Billion Fine And Admission Of Guilt

Mon, 2014-06-30 14:20

The French banking giant BNP Paribas will pay a penalty of nearly $9 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges for doing business with countries sanctioned by the U.S.

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BNP Paribas Agrees To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

Mon, 2014-06-30 13:13

The U.S. alleges that the French bank violated U.S. sanctions laws by facilitating transactions involving Sudan, Cuba and Iran.

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Nominating New VA Chief, Obama Says 'We Have To Do Better' For Vets

Mon, 2014-06-30 13:03

President Obama nominated the former chief of Procter & Gamble to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs. Robert McDonald said he wanted to make the system more efficient and effective.

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Lead Exposure May Cause Depression In Chinese Children

Mon, 2014-06-30 12:51

Lead exposure lowers children's IQ and causes aggression. But children exposed to low levels of lead show different symptoms, including more depression and anxiety, a study of preschoolers finds.

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