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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.
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Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

The veteran Tennessee senator is poised to take a leading role on education in the Republican-controlled Congress.
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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.
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Injured Pedestrian Cited For Jaywalking

Police in New Jersey say the man was drinking and wandered into the road.
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Movement To Repeal Switchblade Bans Sharpens Its Point

Gun-rights advocates have enjoyed recent victories, and made it easier to buy and carry firearms in many states. A campaign has sprung up to ease restrictions on a different weapon: switchblades.
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Tired Of Being There, Is Why Teens Broke Out Of Tenn. Facility

Officials are still investigating how 32 teenagers broke out of the state's highest-security juvenile detention center in September. The breakout cast a harsh spotlight on the troubled facility.
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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.
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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle post-traumatic stress disorder.
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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, 41, a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.
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NYC Ebola Patient Declared Free Of Virus, Will Be Discharged From Hospital

Dr. Craig Spencer contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders. Officials say he now poses no public health risk.

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