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Almost All Tech Execs At White House Supported Obama Campaign

President Obama is hosting a high-profile group of technology executives at the White House on Tuesday. Almost every one was a big financial backer of the president's political career. Chad Dickerson, chief executive of Etsy, is among the group but only gave $500 to the Obama campaign.
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'Rapture' Prophet Harold Camping Dies

In 2011 the radio preacher famously said — twice — that the world was about to end. Thousands of people professed their belief in his warnings. After they didn't prove true, he conceded that his predictions were "incorrect and sinful."
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The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger

Vitamin deficiencies can cause deadly diseases like scurvy, and other major health problems like spina bifida. But for most people, adding a multivitamin to their daily routine doesn't affect their health at all, studies say. Still, 40 percent of Americans continue to take multivitamins.
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Tantrums: To Control Or Not To Control?

Going holiday shopping is stressful enough with the crowds and last-minute gift lists. But then somebody's kid starts screaming... Host Michel Martin talks tantrums with parents Caitlin Coakley Beckner, Yvette Young-DeCosta and Gayle Trotter.
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Are Americans Getting Smarter About Obesity?

For the first time in decades, America's obesity rate remained flat this past year, according to the United Health Foundation. Tell Me More host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Reed Tuckson about the report. Marquette University Professor Andrew Williams, who is developing a robot to help children exercise and make better nutritional choices, also joins the conversation.
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Costs Of Shutdown And Health Website Highlight 'Wastebook'

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn is out with his annual account of "wasteful and low-priority spending." He says he's tallied up nearly $30 billion from 2013 alone.
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There Is A 'Softer' Way To Budget Yourself

Money coach Alvin Hall speaks with host Michel Martin about how to prepare your financial goals for the new year.
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Have A Very Merry Faux Pas-Free Holiday

The holiday season can be a lot of fun, until you make that drunken blunder at the office party. What are the most common etiquette miscues, and how can you avoid them? Columnist and etiquette expert Harriette Cole shares tips with host Michel Martin.
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Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $636 Million

The jackpot could reach a seemingly impossible $1 billion if no one wins in Tuesday's drawing. Experts say the odds of winning are astronomical, but lottery officials say ticket sales are ahead of projections.
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India-U.S. Row Over Diplomat's Arrest in New York Escalates

At issue is the arrest last week of India's deputy consul general in New York. She is accused of using false documents to get a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper. India is calling her arrest "despicable and barbaric," and announced retaliatory steps against U.S. diplomats in the country.

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