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Pushing Back The Health Care Mandate

Last week the Obama administration announced a delay in the implementation of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. Business owners with at least 50 employees will not be required to offer health insurance until 2015, a one-year delay that the administration says will give employers time to implement complex provisions of the law. The move has provided fuel for critics of the health care mandate, who say this is further proof the law is unworkable. We explore which other provisions of the law are affected, and what it means for consumers.

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Jack Davis, Cartoonist Who Helped Found 'Mad' Magazine, Dies

Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.
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Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
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At The Democratic Convention, Choreographing A Sea Of Signs

Watch even a few minutes of the Democratic National Convention, and you're bound to see some synchronized sign-holding — with brightly colored slogans like "Stronger Together" waving in the crowd.
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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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