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    No Evidence Arizona Execution Botched, Corrections Chief Says

    PIMA COUNTY, Arizona – Joseph Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution involving a novel combination of drugs, some witnesses say. His last breaths were like “a fish on shore gulping for air,” reporter Troy Hayden said. Wood’s attorneys tried to stop the execution more than halfway through, with one calling […]

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    GM to Compensate Victims up to $600M

    NEW YORK — General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths. The families of those killed and people injured in crashes involving the ignition switch can start filing for payments next month. The problem with the ignition switch […]

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    Somber Ceremony as Dutch Welcome Remains of MH17 Victims

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell “Last Post” marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by […]

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    Appeals Court Decisions Differ on Obamacare Subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Two appeals courts reached differing decisions on Obamacare subsidies Tuesday, meaning a likely Supreme Court case on the key component of the health care law. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the subsidies, while a similar panel of the 4th Circuit down the road in Richmond, […]

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    Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs

    NEW YORK — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn’t kidding — he really is making bold changes. The software giant said it would cut 18,000 jobs within the next year — about 14% of the company’s 125,000 employees. That’s by far the largest round of layoffs in the company’s history. The previous record came during the […]

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    Is Drinking with Your Kids at Home a Good Idea?

    I probably think about the dangers of drinking more than the average person because there is alcoholism in my family. As a parent, I am slightly obsessed with figuring out what I can do to make sure my children, 6 and 8, don’t have problems with alcohol when they get older. So, on this the […]

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    Undecided Voters Will Sway Outcome of Deadlocked U.S. Senate Race

    DES MOINES, Iowa – A new poll has republican Joni Ernst and democrat Bruce Braley deadlocked in the race for senate and the toss up is gaining national attention as the outcome could decide which party controls the U.S Senate. The poll conducted by NBC News/Marist shows each candidate received 43 – percent of votes […]

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    NBC Poll Puts Braley & Ernst in Dead Heat for Senate Seat

    NEW YORK – The closely watched contest for US Senate in Iowa is neck-and-neck according to a recent poll. A new NBC News/Marist Poll looked at the match-up between Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley. The survey shows the two are even with 43-percent of registered voters. It shows a third of voters say […]

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    Feds Seek More Proof on Auto Mileage Claims

    WASHINGTON D.C. – The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the accuracy of gas mileage claims, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday. Currently, the EPA road tests 10 to 15 percent of new vehicles every year, but the other 85% are tested by the car companies themselves, typically through use […]

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    CDC: Smallpox Found in NIH Storage Room is Alive

    BETHESDA, Maryland — At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly smallpox virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Employees found six forgotten vials when they were preparing to move a lab […]

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    Uninsured Rate Plummets Under Obamacare

    NEW YORK  — The number of Americans lacking health insurance has plummeted this year, a trio of surveys released Thursday found. The reports — conducted by three major research organizations — aim to measure the early effect of Obamacare’s individual mandate. Most Americans were required to obtain health insurance starting this year. Here were the […]

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    Colorado Teen Birthrate Drops 40% with Low-Cost Birth Control

    COLORADO – One state has found a way to significantly reduce teen pregnancy rates. But is its solution realistic for the rest of the United States? Colorado’s teen birth rate dropped 40% between 2009 and 2013, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced this week, in part due to a program that provides […]