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More Latinos Read All About It In English

A growing share of Latino adults — now at 82 percent — are turning to English-language news sources, while fewer consume news in Spanish, a new survey says. Researchers say demographic shifts among Latinos explain the trends.
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Taco Bell Says Adios To Kids' Meals And Toys

Kids' meals have never been a huge moneymaker for Taco Bell, so the move is probably a lot less financially painful for the company than it would be for, say, McDonald's. Nutrition advocates have long criticized the plastic playthings included in fast food kids' meals.
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Obama Turns To Comedians To Promote Health Coverage

After being spurned by the NFL, the Obama administration is wooing Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler and other big names in entertainment for help in getting younger people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It's a strategy used in the 2008 and 2012 elections.
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NASA Uses Photo Of Earth From Saturn To Boost Space Interest

On July 19, a spacecraft nearly 900 million miles from Earth took a color picture of our planet. NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped the picture from orbit around Saturn. Now scientists have finished processing the picture. It shows a small blue dot next to the giant ringer planet.
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Backlog Of Benefit Claims A Big Problem For VA

Eric Shinseki is the longest serving Secretary of Secretary of Veterans' Affairs (VA), at a time when the VA is dealing with a new young generation of veterans as well as a huge aging veteran population. Last summer he spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention and made some promises. On Tuesday, he addressed the VFW again, after a year that included prominent calls for his resignation.
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Steve Cohen Fights Back Against Claims Of Insider Trading

Last week the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused SAC founder, Steven Cohen of negligence. The complaint alleges Cohen failed to supervise employees the SEC believes were engaged in insider trading. On Tuesday, Cohen and SAC fired back.
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With Miles Of Blight, What's The Best Way To Reimagine Detroit?

Melissa Block talks to Dan Kinkead, executive director of Detroit Future City, about how the sprawling and bankrupt city can start from scratch and reimagine its liabilities into assets.
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Dempsey Wary Of U.S. Involvement In Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, has outlined the costs and benefits of the military options the U.S. is considering for Syria. The options include training rebels, military strikes and establishing a no-fly-zone. Dempsey offered his assessment in a letter to the top Senator on the Armed Services Committee. He noted there would be "unintended consequences" to any action, a reference to the past decade of military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science

Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most.
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See The 10 States With The Fastest Internet Connections

Vermont, New Hampshire and Delaware top the list of states with fastest average connection speeds, according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report.

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