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Supreme Court Rules For Muslim Inmate In Prison Beard Case

The court said a ban on beards violated the prisoner's religious freedom. The state of Arkansas had argued that the beard presented security concerns and that it could be used to hide contraband.
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Parents Who Shun Vaccines Tend To Cluster, Boosting Children's Risk

Parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated live near others who do the same, a study finds. That increases the risk that children will become infected, even if they've had their shots.
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Obama Joins Ike, The Gipper, Bill And George II In A Club No One Wants To Be In

Clinton began his seventh year with a unique if dubious distinction: He was the only president ever to give a State of the Union speech with impeachment charges pending against him in the Senate.
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Barbie Has Some Royal Competition In Nigeria

The Queens of Africa are based on Nigeria's three largest groups — Igbo, Yuruba and Hausa — and each has traits meant to empower the girls who play with them.
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The City Might Not Be To Blame For High Asthma Rates

Children who live in cities in the Northeast are much more likely to have asthma. But a wider look finds that poor children in the suburbs are at high risk, too.

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How Your Food Gets The 'Non-GMO' Label

Demand for foods certified as GMO-free is ballooning. Increasingly, it's conventional companies that want to earn the label. Here's how a company gets into the non-GMO game.
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Traces Of Oil Found In Montana Town's Water Supply After Spill

The discovery comes days after up to 50,000 gallons of oil spilled from a break in a pipeline along the Yellowstone River. Saturday's spill is the second in the river since 2011.
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The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

Looking back, presidents have often characterized the state of the union as "strong," but not always. President Ford described it as "not good."
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Jury Selection To Start In Aurora, Colo., Mass Shooting Trial

James Holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 70 in the theater shooting in July 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury pool of 9,000 is one of the largest ever.
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State Of The Union Will Tout Progress, But Is The Economy Fixed?

The economy has improved greatly since President Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009. But is his economic legacy impressive enough to justify taking a victory lap during his State of the Union address?

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