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Pay Attention To The Health Insurance Calendar To Avoid Surprises

Tue, 2014-11-11 06:48

Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.

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In China, Dreaded Process Of Getting A Visa To The U.S. May Get Easier

Tue, 2014-11-11 06:45

The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.

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Sterilization Operations In India Reportedly Kill 9 Women

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:56

More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.

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Anthony Bourdain And Carla Hill Turbo-Charge D.C.'s Hunger Fighters

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:46

Celebrity chefs haven't just made us aware of the latest noshing fashions; they have also spread the word about anti-hunger initiatives like those at the innovative DC Central Kitchen.

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

Tue, 2014-11-11 05:28

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tue, 2014-11-11 04:10

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

Tue, 2014-11-11 03:18

The veteran Tennessean is poised to take a leading role on education in the new Congress.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tue, 2014-11-11 03:03

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

Tue, 2014-11-11 02:59

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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Top U.S. General In Afghanistan: The Afghan Army Can Hold Its Own

Tue, 2014-11-11 01:24

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:36

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:35

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle their post-traumatic stress.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:35

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:33

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, "41," a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.

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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.

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These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

Mon, 2014-11-10 23:30

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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NYC Ebola Patient Declared Free Of Virus, Will Be Discharged From Hospital

Mon, 2014-11-10 17:55

Dr. Craig Spencer contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders. Officials say he now poses no public health risk.

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A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks

Mon, 2014-11-10 13:56

Access to breast-milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini milk banks anywhere.

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For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

Mon, 2014-11-10 13:49

The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys' school killed up to 50 students.

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