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Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

2 hours 12 min ago

For the first time in more than 40 years, both the overall crime rate and the overall incarceration rate have fallen by around 10 percent in a roughly five-year span, the attorney general says.

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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

2 hours 30 min ago

Many brokers feared the new federal health law would make them obsolete. But more than 40 percent of people who signed up for insurance via Kentucky's state exchange used a broker.

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Big Sponsors May Find It Hard To Break Up With The NFL

2 hours 51 min ago

Companies like Anheuser-Busch pay hundreds of millions to be identified with the NFL's aura. The last thing they want is to be associated with scandal, but it might be financially tough to walk away.

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Nobelist Muhammad Yunus: Be A Go-Getter, Not A Job Getter

3 hours 15 min ago

The founding father of "microcredit" is helping to judge a contest with maxidollars: the Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize, granting $1 million to a new business idea that'll help the poor.

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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

3 hours 28 min ago

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.

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More Women Skip Prenatal Tests After Learning About Risks

3 hours 41 min ago

Research suggests that women may not be getting the information they need to make informed decisions about prenatal genetic testing, particularly invasive tests that can harm the fetus.

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Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

3 hours 42 min ago

An ulcer drug is dramatically changing the face of back-alley abortions in developing countries and cutting the rate of maternal deaths. Misoprostol is widely available even where abortion is banned.

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Before You Take A Bite Of That Mushroom, Consider This

4 hours 3 min ago

Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.

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Al-Qaida's Khorasan Group Led By Hard-Core Fighters

5 hours 5 min ago

The group, which was targeted by U.S. airstrikes in Syria last night, has been on the U.S. radar for a while. Intelligence officials say they have tracked its individual members for years.

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Meet The Global Groups That Alicia Keys Got Naked For

5 hours 10 min ago

The Grammy-winning singer posed in the nude (in a G-rated way) to draw attention to a dozen charities. Here's a look at the goals of the global players — and what they'd do if money were no object.

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Insurers Cautious As Proton Beam Cancer Therapy Gains Popularity

5 hours 41 min ago

Supporters of the controversial, high-priced treatment say routine coverage would help propel research that would support its use. Skeptics say that approach is backward.

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Obama Emphasizes Coalition In Comments On Syrian Strikes

6 hours 34 min ago

President Obama spoke about airstrikes in Syria on Tuesday morning, moments before he left for New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

6 hours 47 min ago

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.

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Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

6 hours 56 min ago

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.

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To Make Interval Training Less Painful, Add Tunes

7 hours 11 min ago

Alternating rest periods with bouts of really intense exercise may make you fitter, but it's not a breeze. Researchers say music can make intervals less wretched and also make you work harder.

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Stoutaccino? Starbucks Tests Coffee With Beer Flavors

7 hours 22 min ago

Reports that Starbucks is testing a new coffee drink for autumn that incorporates "toasty stout flavors" has set off a debate over how such a concoction might taste, and whether it's a good idea.

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More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

8 hours 14 min ago

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

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More Americans Favor Mixing Religion And Politics, Survey Says

8 hours 14 min ago

The poll by Pew's Religion & Public Life Project also shows that three-quarters of survey participants believe religion's influence on American life is waning.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dump

9 hours 46 sec ago

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He's a dumpster diver. And he's happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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Your Guide To Dining From The Dump

9 hours 46 sec ago

Maximus Thaler really puts his money (or at least, his morals) where his mouth is when it comes to food waste. He's a dumpster diver. And he's happy to share tips for foraging from trash bins safely.

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