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House Democrats get ready to rumble - with each other.

Democratic leaders talk today - about what they're going to say to all 256 Democrats later this week on health care. Talking, but not saying much. Here's Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman facing quote-hungry reporters.

Eric Niiler reports.

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The Strange World — And Life — Of 'Mr. Turner'

The biopic of landscape painter J. M. W. Turner depicts a man whose mind is barely engaged by anything other than his work. He's a mystery, and his art is magically indefinite — just like the movie.
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How Peppermint Tricks Us Into Feeling (Deliciously) Cold

We have the chemical menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Scientists now know that menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold.
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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.
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U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack

The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.

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