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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But Science Can Help

When your friends say it's time to stop wallowing in despair and move on, you can say that reflecting on a recent breakup can speed recovery. Oh, and maybe some Taylor Swift.
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Jury Selection To Begin For Accused Silk Road Mastermind

Ross Ulbricht is accused of running the now defunct site. For years, the website allowed hundreds of thousands of drug buyers, and thousands of drug dealers, to find each other online anonymously.
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Expired Labor Contracts May Exacerbate Rift Between NYPD, Mayor

Two large unions have been working without a contract for years. Insiders say stalled negotiations are a big part of the "disrespect" cops say has fueled their recent protests against City Hall.
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Auto Industry Challenged By Falling Gas Prices

The over reliance on sales of pickups and SUVs helped push U.S. automakers into bankruptcy several years ago. Will Detroit be better prepared for when energy prices start climbing again?
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Obama To Host White House Meeting With Congressional Leaders

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama plans to talk about possible areas of agreement: tax changes, trade and infrastructure.
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In Louisiana, Cheaper Gas Can Pump People Full Of Anxiety

When oil prices dropped in the 1980s, Louisiana was hit hard. The impacts of this latest drop have yet to be fully felt, but the City of New Orleans is more resilient this time.
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Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

Ohio State routed Oregon 42-20 Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The game's offensive MVP, running back Ezekiel Elliot, rushed for 246 years and four touchdowns.
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Good News For Bats! Things Are Looking Up For Stemming Disease Spread

The disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats, but scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering.
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VA Data Show Disparities In Veteran Benefits Spending

Nationwide veteran benefits data show a huge variation in coverage from state to state, and even within states. In Massachusetts, access to VA services changes dramatically from Boston to Cape Cod.
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'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

Big-energy states are hoping the cheap oil is just a blip. In Oklahoma, the head of a catering firm delivering food to oil field workers worries that "$40-a-barrel oil? It's going to shut everything."

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