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Overlooked Virus May Be Cause Of Paralyzing Disease In California

Doctors have diagnosed a handful of children with a polio-like disease that can paralyze an arm or a leg. The culprit may be a rare virus first detected in California more than 50 years ago.
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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.
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Facebook Shuts Down Its Email Service Since No One Used It

Facebook sent a note to all its users that the @facebook.com email service is going away. It will reroute any facebook.com email to the default address associated with user accounts.
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Can A Doctor Really Demand An Extra $75 Upfront?

Changing health insurance rules mean confusion for patients and providers alike. But laws do protect people from having to pay more than what's specified in their health plans.
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Do Religious Freedom Bills Discriminate Against LGBT?

Business owners could be able to deny services to LGBT people if an Arizona bill is signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer.
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Who's Paying For Detroit's Recovery Plan?

Detroit's emergency manager laid out a plan for the Motor City's future, including how it will handle the country's largest municipal bankruptcy case.
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Understanding How Employers May Change Your Retirement Fund

Employers are making some changes to how they contribute to employee retirement funds, but some financial experts say it could mean a smaller nest egg for retirees.
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Paternity Leave: Why Men Don't Take It, But Should

New mothers usually take at least some time off after delivering a baby, but dads are less likely to take leave. Advocates are pushing more dads to take paternity leave, and employers to offer it.
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Are Americans Tired Of 'Arrogant British' TV Personalities?

Piers Morgan announced that CNN will be canceling his show, just weeks after Fox TV said it would be parting ways with British star and American Idol alum Simon Cowell.
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S.C. Man Tries To Use A Trillion Bill To Pay Restaurant Check

After his debit card was declined at an Applebee's, Michael Williams pulled out the big bucks. He tried to pay with a $1 trillion bill. The U.S. has never issued such a bill.

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