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Old-Timey Slang: 'Polking' Was A Vulgar Word

Slang words come and go — and some stay on forever.
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Angelina Jolie Pitt Has Ovaries Removed, Citing Cancer Fears

Writing in The New York Times, the actress, who had a preventive double mastectomy two years ago, said she carried a mutation in a gene that gave her an elevated risk of cancer.
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Subscriber May Have Put An End To 'Wall Street Journal' Thefts

Someone has been taking Richard Nagler's paper for a decade. He posted a note offering a deal to share. The thief apparently wasn't interested. Nagler has gotten his paper since the note went up.
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Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran

The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.
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Authorities Find Businessman Accused Of Faking His Own Death

When Jose Salvador Lantgua of Jacksonville, Fla., signed a form waving his Miranda rights, he said: "It's been a long time since I signed my own name."
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U.S. Weighs Its Responsibility When Afghan Forces Commit Abuses

The U.S. has put Afghan security forces in the lead in the fight against the Taliban. Despite that move, the U.S. must still take responsibility for their actions, including when they commit abuses.
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Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

Three weeks into the Boston Marathon bombing trial, defense attorneys will soon get their turn. Before sentencing, they'll be limited in what they can say to defend admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarneav.
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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
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Many Doctors Who Diagnose Alzheimer's Fail To Tell The Patient

Only about half of Medicare patients are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.
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Sea Turtles Test Urban Waters In Southern California 'Jacuzzi'

Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, the San Gabriel River's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up there.

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