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Obama Signs $16 Billion VA Health Care Bill Into Law

The legislation provides funding to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.
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Embattled Montana Senator Withdraws From Race

In the wake of plagiarism accusations, appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh announced Thursday he would not seek a full term in November.
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NCAA Votes To Give New Autonomy To Big Conferences

Elite college sports conferences can set their own rules about sharing profits with student-athletes, under a new policy adopted by the NCAA's Division I Board of Directors on Thursday.
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Interval Training While Walking Helps Control Blood Sugar

Sure, you know that walking is a simple, low-impact way to get exercise. But did you know that adding faster intervals to the walk could help control blood sugar levels?
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Familiar Name Returns To Missouri Ballot

Jay Ashcroft, the son of the former U.S. attorney general — and governor and senator — is following in his father's footsteps by running for office.
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House Calls Keep People Out Of Nursing Homes And Save Money

In the case of an elderly patient with multiple medical problems, having a team of health workers deliver care to the home can be cheaper than expensive stays in nursing homes and emergency rooms.
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Bank Tellers Don't Believe Would-Be Robber

A Virginia man rode a bike into the drive-through lane of a bank. He told the tellers he had a bomb. In Minnesota, police say a man drove a bulldozer while drunk and ended up in the Mississippi River.
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Long Process Begins To Win Non-Violent Drug Offenders Pardons

It's all part of an effort to clear overcrowded prisons of non-violent drug offenders who would have received shorter sentences if they had been convicted today.
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NCAA Vote Could Boost Student-Athletes' Benefits, Big Schools' Power

Major college sports programs could take a significant step toward sharing their wealth. The NCAA Board of Directors is to vote on a plan to restructure Division I athletics.
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Buick Regal Competes With German Luxury Cars

GM is trying to breathe new life into its Buick brand. Consumer Reports says the 2015 Buick Regal is competitive with many of its rivals. GM designed the car to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes.

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