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A Boy Who Had Cancer Faces Measles Risk From The Unvaccinated

The father of a young child who had leukemia has a plea for other parents: Please vaccinate your children, because people with compromised immune systems, including his son, can't be vaccinated.
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With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.
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Would FCC Plan Harm Telecom Investment? Even Industry Opinion Is Mixed

The Federal Communications Commission will decide this month whether the Internet should be regulated as a public utility. In speeches, CEOs alternately have predicted a chilling effect or no impact.
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A Sigh Of Relief For The Murdoch Media Empire

The U.S. Justice Department decides not to prosecute Rupert Murdoch's media companies for their role in a cellphone voice mail hacking scandal.
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Detroit Man Who Commutes 21 Miles A Day On Foot Will Get A Hand

James Robertson began walking to and from work a decade ago after his car broke down. His plight has led to an outpouring of help from people across the U.S.
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U.S. Walks Back Decision To Classify Info On Afghan Security Forces

A government watchdog had said that classifying the information would harm its ability to publicly account for the billions of dollars spent each year on Afghan forces.
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Fuhgeddaboudit: New York Accent On Its Way Out, Linguists Say

New York City is home to more than 700 languages, including distinct "New Yorker" accents. A new exhibit examines how changes in the city's population are contributing to their decline.
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Economists Say Millennials Should Consider Careers In Trades

Many economists say a big missing piece of the economic puzzle is apprenticeships that give high school graduates access to good-paying, higher-skilled jobs in the trades.
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For Some Schools, Learning Doesn't Stop On Snow Days

Even when the weather turns nasty, students in Delphi, Ind., have been expected to log on to classes from home. Results are mixed so far; participation rates seem to drop the longer school is out.
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Gov. Scott Walker Eyes 2016, But Can He Get Past Labor's Loathing?

Unions don't like any of the 2016 GOP presidential prospects so far. But organized labor's loathing for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs especially deep.

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