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For Love Or Money: Fans, Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

Wed, 2015-07-22 00:57

The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.

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Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

Tue, 2015-07-21 23:22

President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves "The Daily Show" next month.

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Novelist E.L. Doctorow, Author Of 'Billy Bathgate,' 'Ragtime,' Dies At 84

Tue, 2015-07-21 17:24

The writer was best known for his historical fiction books set in the early 20th-century United States. His son told the New York Times that he died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer.

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Cosby's Lawyers Blast Media Over Reports Comedian Drugged, Assaulted Women

Tue, 2015-07-21 16:21

The lawyers also asked a court to keep confidential the details of Cosby's settlement with a Temple University employee who alleged he sexually abused her.

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FCC Set To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Tue, 2015-07-21 14:33

The agency's chairman circulated an order to his fellow commissioners to approve the $48.5 billion merger. He said the move would increase competition in the broadband space.

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How Vandalism And Fear Ended Abortion In Northwest Montana

Tue, 2015-07-21 14:01

When Zachary Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare he destroyed the only clinic providing abortions in the Flathead Valley of Montana. More than a year later, the clinic remains closed.

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Five Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

Tue, 2015-07-21 13:53

Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it overregulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.

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Court Throws Out Some Convictions Of Former Ill. Gov. Blagojevich

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:24

The disgraced Democrat is serving a 14-year sentence for abusing the authority of his office for personal financial gain. He will stay in prison pending further court proceedings.

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Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:21

Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.

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U.S.-Cuba Ties Are Restored, But Most American Tourists Will Have To Wait

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:21

Now that Cuba and the United States have restored full diplomatic ties, what will it take to lift sanctions impeding business and travel?

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Trying To Get The World Unhooked From Hookworm

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:19

The worm infects 740 million people and causes anemia and loss of protein. A vaccine is in the works. And some brave souls are testing it out by ... getting infected with hookworm.

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Female Genital Mutilation Is A U.S. Problem, Too

Tue, 2015-07-21 12:06

A new report says an estimated half a million American girls are at risk. The U.S. and other developed countries can learn from efforts in Africa to eliminate the practice.

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Actor Theodore Bikel Dies At Age 91

Tue, 2015-07-21 11:50

Some of Bikel's most notable work took place on stage — from A Streetcar Named Desire to Fiddler on the Roof.

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Two Gene Studies Suggest First Migrants To Americas A Complex Mix

Tue, 2015-07-21 11:45

Scientists assume a wave of people from what's now Siberia crossed into North America via Alaska, maybe 23,000 years ago. Genetics support that, but may also suggest another wave from Australasia.

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The Best Insults Of Donald Trump's Latest Campaign Speech

Tue, 2015-07-21 11:03

Trump's kickoff speech in South Carolina was chock full of vitriol, with the added bonus of giving out the phone number of a sitting U.S. senator.

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Documents Show Red Cross May Not Know How It Spent Millions In Haiti

Tue, 2015-07-21 10:54

Reports obtained by NPR and ProPublica show the Red Cross did not monitor many of the earthquake relief projects it funded. So the agency may not have answers to this week's questions from Congress.

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Family Describes Chattanooga Shooter As Being On A Downward Spiral

Tue, 2015-07-21 10:45

Based on conversations with the family, a representative offered a narrative of a young man struggling with mental illness and substance abuse who reached a breaking point days before the shootings.

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With Pap Tests Less Common, Women May Miss Out On STD Tests

Tue, 2015-07-21 10:14

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Now that Pap tests for cervical cancer are needed less often, young women may not be getting the recommended annual test for chlamydia.

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The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

Tue, 2015-07-21 09:49

As cars become increasingly computerized and connected, researchers are finding vulnerabilities that may allow autos to be controlled remotely. U.S. lawmakers want standards to make cars more secure.

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Hearing Postponed For Freelance Photographer Jailed In Egypt

Tue, 2015-07-21 09:09

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid has been behind bars for 705 days without charge. He was arrested in 2013 while taking photos at a protest in Cairo.

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