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For Freelancers, Landing A Workspace Gets Harder

Many freelance workers opt to work in co-working spaces, where they rent cubicles and other office resources by the day or the month. Now, some companies, in an attempt to promote a certain environment, are becoming increasingly selective about who can work in their space.
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Calif.'s Prescription-Drug Monitoring System Feels Pain From Budget Cuts

Dozens of states electronically track the prescriptions for powerful narcotics like Vicodin and OxyContin to root out pill-shopping patients and unscrupulous doctors. But in California, a relentless budget crisis is threatening that system and causing deep concern among doctors and law enforcement.
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Bird Flu Studies Mired In Export Control Law Limbo

Export controls designed to restrict international trade in weapons are keeping scientists from sharing their research on the bird flu virus.
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Federal Court To Weigh Graphic Cigarette Labels

A federal appeals court considers Tuesday how far the government can go in forcing a business — in this case cigarette makers — to warn consumers about its product. The FDA wants large, graphic warning labels on cigarettes to scare smokers, but tobacco companies say that violates their right to free speech.
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Jack Tramiel, Father Of Commodore 64 And An Auschwitz Survivor, Dies At 83

The Holocaust survivor founded Commodore International as well as Atari Corp. He was 83.
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Maryland Says Mega Millions Winner Has Come Forward

The second of three winning tickets in last month's $656 million record-breaking Mega Millions lottery has been turned in. Earlier, the winning ticket sold in Kansas was claimed. No one has come forward in Illinois yet.

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Obama's Off His Game — Basketball, That Is

Four years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama famously sank a 3-point shot. Today, the president was hitting iron — not net.
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The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air

When kids are infested with head lice, a certain amount of panic — even desperation — can spread through a household. Parasite expert Dale Clayton knows that nightmare all too well, but now he also has a solution — using hot air to dry lice out and kill them and their eggs.
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Now On The Menu For Hungry Kids: Supper At School

More families in financial stress are relying on schools to feed their children breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the past few years, a federally subsidized school dinner program has spread from six to all 50 states.

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