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Poor Contact Lens Care Leads To A Whole Lot Of Eye Infections

Almost 1 million people a year end up with painful eye infections, and improper contact lens care is a big reason why, according to a new study from the CDC.
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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.
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U.S. Would Consider 'Modest' Force For Complex Iraq Operations

The comments were made to a House panel by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Earlier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the battle against Islamic State militants would be "long and difficult."
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Preemies May Be Exposed To High Levels Of Phthalates In The NICU

Chemicals in medical equipment can be transferred to patients, and it's a particular concern with premature infants whose bodies and brains are immature.
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Red Cross Employee Survey Finds Doubts About Leadership, Ethics

The results of an internal survey of more than 14,000 employees found that 4 out of 10 employees have doubts about the charity's commitment to ethical conduct.
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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.
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Climate Change Deal Requires U.S., China To Overhaul Energy Use

Experts who've parsed the numbers offered by the two countries say it's not enough to keep climate from overheating seriously. It is seen as a benchmark by which governments can be held accountable.
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Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.
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Record Numbers Of Women, Minorities Make Up Incoming Congress

The incoming Congress will have the first black female Republican, a record number of women and minorities and the biggest GOP majority in the House since before World War II.
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After 4 Years As House Speaker, Boehner Looks Stronger Than Ever

While John Boehner has held the speaker's gavel, it often looked like members of his caucus were in control. With a gain of more than a dozen GOP seats, Boehner might have some more maneuvering room.

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