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Study: Most Consumers Ready to Dump Their Cable Companies

Posted: 06/09/2014 - A recent study found that 53 percent of consumers would leave their cable provider now if they had a viable alternative. What keeps them in place is a lack of choice, as many communities sign exclusive contracts with cable providers.

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Study: Keeping Too Clean a House Raises Asthma, Allergy Risk

Posted: 06/09/2014 - Infants are much less likely to suffer from allergies or wheezing if they are exposed to household bacteria and allergens from rodents, roaches and cats during their first year of life, a new study reports.

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Driver Charged in Crash that Injured Tracy Morgan

Posted: 06/07/2014 - A truck driver from Georgia has been charged with death by auto in connection with a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and injured four others, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan.

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Health Official: Marijuana Isn't Harmless

Posted: 06/05/2014 - Marijuana is potentially addictive, proven to contribute to fatal motor-vehicle crashes, and can disrupt the brain function and learning of young users, says Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Mickelson Says He's Cooperating in Trading Probe

Phil Mickelson

Posted: 05/31/2014 - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

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House Approves $19.5 million for Gun Buyers' Background Checks

Posted: 05/30/2014 - Less than a week after a killing spree left six people dead in a California college town, the House of Representatives voted Thursday to invest an additional $19.5 million in the federal system of background checks for gun purchases.

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VA Secretary Shinseki Resigning

Updated: 05/30/2014 - President Obama: VA Secretary Shinseki resigning amid widespread troubles with veterans' health care.

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CDC: Measles Cases Hit 20 year High

Updated: 05/30/2014 - The number of measles cases in the United States reported so far this year has been the highest in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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FDA Puts New Safety Restriction on Tanning Beds

Posted: 05/29/2014 - Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 as the federal government works to reduce rising rates of skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.

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CDC Report: Teenagers are Less Fit than a Decade Ago

Posted: 05/29/2014 - The percentage of U.S. teens who don't have adequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness has increased in the last decade, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Watchdog: 115-day Appointment Wait at Phoenix VA

Updated: 05/28/2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog says veterans at the Phoenix VA hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment.

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Maya Angelou, Poet and Author, Dies at 86

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Poet and author Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. Her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement that she died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday morning.

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UPDATE: Pres. Obama says US Finishing the Job in Afghanistan

Updated: 05/27/2014 - The president says he will seek to bring the U.S. force in Afghanistan down to 9,800 as the American combat mission ends later this year. He then intends to withdraw most those forces by the end of 2016.

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