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New Orleans Bans Smoking In Bars, Restaurants

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:50

The smoking ban stems from a law passed earlier this year.

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Court Throws Out Slugger Barry Bonds' Conviction

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:44

In 2011, Bonds was found guilty of obstruction of justice but a federal appeals court has just thrown out that conviction.

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9 Months Pregnant, An African Woman Risks It All And Heads To Europe

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:30

Tatiana Kanga was nine months pregnant when she paid a Moroccan smuggler $1,290 so she and her toddler daughter could ride on a rubber boat, 14 harrowing hours from Africa to Europe.

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NFL Settlement Over Concussions Is Given Final Approval By Judge

Wed, 2015-04-22 13:04

The lawsuit, brought by former players, could cost the league up to $1 billion. The settlement had originally been reached in 2013.

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Senate OKs Human-Trafficking Bill, Paving Way For Attorney General Vote

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:49

The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.

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Comcast, Time Warner Push For Merger Approval Amid Opposition

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:31

Company officials met with regulators who are considering whether to back the proposed $45 billion merger. A group of U.S. senators say the deal should be rejected, calling it anti-competitive.

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Why Do Mosquitoes Like To Bite You Best? It's In Your Genes

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:08

Researchers set hungry mosquitoes loose on identical and fraternal twins. They found that inherited genes do play a role in making you a mosquito magnet.

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Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks Release From Mental Hospital

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:06

John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full-time with his elderly mother.

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Acclaimed Australian Wellness Blogger Says She Made Up Cancer Claims

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:35

Belle Gibson's claims that she cured her terminal brain cancer solely through diet and lifestyle spawned a wellness empire, an award-winning app, a recipe book and a large online following.

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Can A Person With Dementia Consent To Sex?

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:34

A jury in Iowa acquitted a man who had been criminally charged for having sex with his wife, who had Alzheimer's. Very few care facilities have policies on dementia, sex and consent.

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Turks And Armenians Prepare For Dueling Anniversaries On Friday

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:30

Turkey has moved up a major military celebration by a day this year. Critics say it's a clunky attempt to overshadow the 1915 slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.

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A Young Mother's Death Raises Questions Without Answers

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:09

The official cause of death was an accident. Friends believe her husband had beaten her. Yet no one will speak up — part of the hush that descends over domestic abuse in India.

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Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:01

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.

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Google Announces Foray Into The Wireless Business

Wed, 2015-04-22 10:55

The service will only work on Google Nexus phones, but it could potentially disrupt the wireless industry with its pay-only-for-what-you-use data plans.

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Obama says Elizabeth Warren is 'wrong' on trade

Wed, 2015-04-22 10:15

Unions blame job losses on trade deals like NAFTA signed under Bill Clinton. But President Obama argues one he's trying to strike with Pacific Rim countries is different, and it's dividing his party.

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In Its Season Finale, 'Fresh Off The Boat' Is Still Wrestling With Authenticity

Wed, 2015-04-22 10:03

Its fiercest critic, Eddie Huang, whose memoir inspired the show, says his life isn't recognizable in it. What's "real" or not is up for debate.

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Site Of Capsized Migrant Boat Was 'Like A Floating Cemetery'

Wed, 2015-04-22 09:35

Even to experienced emergency crews that have been working to save migrants at sea, it was a shocking sight: survivors bobbing among corpses in the Mediterranean Sea.

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

Wed, 2015-04-22 09:31

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

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N.Y. Judge Amends 'Habeas Corpus' Order For Chimps

Wed, 2015-04-22 09:20

The amended order suggests that the court has made no decision on whether the two research chimps at Stony Brook University can be treated as legal persons.

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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

Wed, 2015-04-22 08:35

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.

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