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Valerie Harper, TV's 'Rhoda,' Reveals She Has Terminal Brain Cancer

Now 73, the actress tells People magazine that she doesn't think about dying. She thinks about "being here now." Doctors have told her she has about three months to live, Harper says.
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Storm Brings Season's Heaviest Snowfall To Midwest, Mid-Atlantic

Winter storm Saturn, which has already left Chicago digging out from 10 inches, is expected to dump more snow on Maryland and Virginia.
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Ex-Pats: Chavez's Death Liberates Venezuelans

While Hugo Chavez was in power, tens of thousands of Venezuelans fled their homeland and rebuilt their lives in South Florida. Ex-Pat Maria Diaz says it is too early to predict what will happen now in her native country.
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For Elderly Midwife, Delivering Babies Never Gets Old

Sometimes you can't retire even if you want to. For Dian Sparling, a nurse midwife, there's no one to take over her practice. But at 71, delivering babies on call is harder than it used to be. "It would be horrible if I had to do this and stay up all night and I didn't love what I do," she says.
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John Kerry, A 'Recovering Politician,' Settles Into Diplomatic Role

John Kerry's first trip as secretary of state took him to Europe — where he spent time growing up as the son of a diplomat. Kerry, who also had stops in the Middle East, says he can't speak as freely now as when he was a senator.
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With Adaptive Skiing, Disabled People No Longer Left Out In The Cold

As the fresh snow falls in New Mexico's ski resorts and mild temperatures welcome visitors into the region, new ski enthusiasts are making their way to the mountain tops. Some ski resorts now offer lessons to people with disabilities, and owners say not only is it a great equalizer, it's also increasing business.

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