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Ban the Tan?

Most dermatologists caution that any unprotected exposure to the sun - or other sources of UV light, like tanning beds - can cause cancer. Based on that, states and counties across the country are banning teens from using indoor tanning beds. Some say it's the latest example of "nanny state" rules. Others point out that tanning can address vitamin D deficiencies or seasonal depression. We take a look at the arguments for and against indoor tanning.

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No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
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Maureen McDonnell Didn't Give Special Treatment To Star Scientific, Witness Testifies

A defense witness in the corruption trail against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, says the former first lady often traveled the state promoting state businesses, countering the notion she gave special treatment to the company at the heart of the corruption trial.
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Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

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