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Critics Question FDA's Approval Of Zohydro

Prominent universities and drug addiction organizations are asking the FDA to reconsider its approval of a controversial painkiller called Zohydro. It's 10 times more powerful than OxyContin.
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Why We Miss Creative Ideas That Are Right Under Our Noses

In crowdsourcing, a big challenge is not with coming up with creative ideas, but identifying creative ideas. A bias makes us bad at spotting creative ideas when they come from those working around us.
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Push To Change Custody Laws: What's Best For Kids?

When couples divorce, fathers' rights groups say, too many judges fall back on tradition — primary custody for Mom. The groups are pushing for shared custody laws, but the effort faces resistance.
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Ardent Atheists Spread Their Reverence For Disbelief

Amid the religious evangelists in San Diego's Balboa Park, there's a table with a banner that reads, "Relax, Hell Does Not Exist." These atheists are looking for converts.
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Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road

Laws like Uganda's that outlaw homosexuality may encourage some gay people abroad to seek asylum in the U.S. But proving a "well-founded fear of persecution" is not an easy path.
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Obama And Boehner Relationship Anything But Solid

The president and the House speaker have had few face-to-face meetings, and their relationship has more often been marked by angry finger-pointing.
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Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.
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California's Drought: A Shocking Photo And Other Updates

Farmers in California face hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops. A striking photo shows Northern California's Folsom Lake at only 17 percent of its capacity.
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ISO Romance: Dating Sites Help Older Singles

Nearly 40 percent of Americans over 50 are single, and many are looking for love online. As one site user says, "I don't want to live the last 10 years of my life alone."
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Chris Christie's Sandy Problem

The New Jersey governor may be grabbing national headlines for the Bridgegate scandal, but it's the slow Superstorm Sandy recovery that's causing him headaches back home.

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