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Feds Claim Obamacare Launch Is Hindering Government Transparency

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a backlog of some 3,000 FOIA requests and says it may need 10 years or more to dig out from under some large cases.
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Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean

Early efforts to test legal marijuana are finding that it's got lots of buzzworthy THC. But it can also have fungus, chemical residue and bacteria. What that means for health and safety isn't clear.

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Even In Nursing, Men Earn More Than Women

Almost all registered nurses are women, but men in the profession are paid more, a study finds. The differences were especially startling in outpatient settings and for nurse anesthetists.
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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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