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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."
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U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.
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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.
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Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
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Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
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With Dark Humor, Anger And Empathy, Women Respond To The NFL

Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.
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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

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Questions Swirl Around How Vet Jumped White House Fence

The Secret Service is reviewing how it secures the White House after an Iraq war vet jumped the fence and made it inside the doors before being subdued. What led up to the security lapse?
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Pope Picks Moderate To Lead Chicago's Catholics

Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., has emphasized pastoral needs and compassion over rigid positions on issues such as gay rights, but church experts don't expect a sea change on hot-button issues.
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Got Dessert? Slather On The Salted Caramel, Or Just Nibble Some

Once a high-end fad, the salted caramel dessert has made inroads into the most mainstream of American food chains, TGI Fridays. Maybe it was inevitable, given our historic cravings for salt and sweet.

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