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Has The FDA Brought On A Cheese Apocalypse? Probably Not

An FDA official warned that wooden boards used to age cheese could harbor harmful bacteria. But cheesemakers say they've long had safety measures in place to prevent any contamination from the boards.
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President George H.W. Bush Celebrates 90th Birthday With Parachute Jump

The former president had vowed on his 85th birthday that he would repeat a parachute jump on his 90th. Today's jump was his eighth.
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New Jersey Ambulance Companies Take Medicare For A Ride

The Garden State costs Medicare more than any other state for ambulance rides per kidney dialysis patient. A crackdown is set to start, but at one big dialysis center, ambulances remain everywhere.
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Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

The Senate and House have both voted to overhaul veterans' health care. Their votes come amid the controversy over long wait times at VA facilities for veterans seeking care.
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University Of Virginia Professor To Be Poet Laureate

The Library of Congress is expected to announce on Thursday that Charles Wright, 78, of the University of Virginia will be the nation's next poet laureate.
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Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production

Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.
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'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video

In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.
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White House Urges Dads To Join Work-Life Balance Conversation

Dads are getting more involved in their kids' lives. David Greene talks to Doyin Richards who blogs at Daddydoinwork.com and Gene Demby of our Code Switch team, which focuses on race and other issues.
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Senate Version Adds Costs To VA Overhaul Measure

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure is close enough to a version already passed by the House that it could reach the president's desk soon.
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Volatility Index Indicates Wall Street Is Bored

An economic indicator commonly called the VIX, volatility index, is also known as the fear index. Whatever you call it, the index is hitting lows not seen since before the financial crisis.

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