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Global Aid For Health Hits Record High As Funding Sources Shift

April 8, 2014 - 12:01pm

The $31.3 billion given by wealthy nations, aid groups, charities, large foundations and others in 2013 reflects the shifting mix of donors backing international health projects, an analysis suggests.

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Nevada Offers Rare Deal: Year-Round Sales Of Health Plans

April 8, 2014 - 11:50am

It is the only state to require insurers that sell individual plans outside the online marketplace to make coverage available to customers anytime.

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Sharpton Rejects Detailed Story About FBI Informant Role

April 8, 2014 - 11:44am

The Rev. Al Sharpton says he isn't a former FBI asset who informed on Mafia figures to a special task force in New York City during the 1980s, despite a recent report by The Smoking Gun.

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Oscar Pistorius Sobs On Witness Stand At His Murder Trial

April 8, 2014 - 11:17am

The double-amputee runner tells the court of the moment he says he realized he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and not an intruder.

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Windows XP Users, It's Time To Upgrade. Here's How

April 8, 2014 - 11:11am

Microsoft support for Windows XP stops Tuesday. If you're still using the 12-year-old operating system — an estimated quarter of PC users still run XP — here are some tips to get through an upgrade.

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Avoiding The Nursing Home Ups The Risk Of Unwanted Medical Care

April 8, 2014 - 11:11am

Two-thirds of older adults suffer from cognitive impairment or dementia in their last year of life, a study finds. That fact and being cared for at home increase the risk of aggressive treatment.

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

April 8, 2014 - 10:25am

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they've given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient "pseudo-cereal."

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Mouthwash And Poor Dental Hygiene May Up The Risk Of Oral Cancer

April 8, 2014 - 10:02am

Freshening up your mouth with a regular rinse could come with a long-term health hazard. But cancer specialists are far more concerned about tobacco, alcohol and betel nut chewing.

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Russia Issues Warning As Ukraine Forcibly Removes Protesters

April 8, 2014 - 9:26am

A Ukrainian minister says police arrested around 70 demonstrators who had seized an administration building in Kharkiv, Ukraine's 2nd-largest city. Separatists have also seized a building in Donetsk.

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With NCAA Title, UConn Answers Questions About Kentucky, And Itself

April 8, 2014 - 8:11am

UConn won it all, 60-54, by staying a step ahead of Kentucky's talented five starting freshmen. The Huskies also made all of their free throws, while the Wildcats struggled at the line.

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

April 8, 2014 - 3:44am

New drugs are usually tested in animals before they're tested in humans. But many of those studies aren't done carefully enough, analysts say. So time and money is wasted, and treatments are delayed.

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Just How New Is The 'New' GM?

April 8, 2014 - 3:42am

During her grilling before Congress, CEO Mary Barra insisted the new GM is different and better than the old GM. But are the company and its cars really new and improved? The answer is complicated.

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Why Women Don't Ask For More Money

April 8, 2014 - 3:40am

A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.

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End Of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble For Some

April 8, 2014 - 2:06am

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday. The move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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La. Congressman Asks For Forgiveness After Compromising Video

April 8, 2014 - 1:47am

A newspaper in West Monroe, La., published a video of freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister kissing a woman who wasn't his wife.

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Senate OKs Jobless Bill; House Prospects Slimmer

April 8, 2014 - 1:38am

The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. Republican supporters appealed to Speaker Boehner to permit election-year action in the House too.

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Study: States Did Better Job Running Elections In 2012

April 8, 2014 - 12:03am

Most states improved improved their election performance between 2008 and 2012, with overall wait times at polling stations decreasing in many places.

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Seniors Rule: UConn Beats Kentucky For NCAA Title

April 7, 2014 - 11:32pm

Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.

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Argument Over Requested Leave Preceded Fort Hood Shootings

April 7, 2014 - 7:27pm

Army officials say Spc. Iván López opened fire after a dispute over his request for leave. Within eight minutes, López allegedly fired 35 shots.

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Sick 1-Year-Old Rescued From Sailboat 1,000 Miles Off Mexican Coast

April 7, 2014 - 6:45pm

The parents activated a distress beacon from their 36-foot sailboat en route to the Pacific islands after the girl developed a fever and rash that wouldn't respond to medications.

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