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Tests Say The Water Is Safe. But Flint's Restaurants Still Struggle

The tap draws from Lake Huron. Eatery owners have bought ice, bottles and expensive filters. Large signs in windows post lead-free test results. But diners in this Michigan city are still leery.
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J.K. Rowling Releases Part 1 Of New 'Magic in North America' Series

In the first of a four-part essay series, the Harry Potter author delves into the previously unaddressed world of magic in North America, whetting fans' appetites ahead of new spinoff movie.
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Medical Bills Still Take A Big Toll, Even With Insurance

The Affordable Care Act has increased access to doctors and helped reduce medical costs. But poll data show 26 percent of U.S. families are still struggling to pay their health care bills.
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How A Foiled Robbery Sheds Light On Apple's Clash With The FBI

Is the FBI director right when he says that strong encryption is taking us to an unprecedented new world, where some places in our life are "warrantproof"?
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SeaWorld Says Health Of Tilikum The Killer Whale Is Declining

In 2010, Tilikum killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau. Her death and SeaWorld's treatment of its orcas were at the center of the 2013 documentary Blackfish.
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Cold War, Hot Tea: Nancy Reagan And Raisa Gorbachev's Sipping Summit

In 1985, while their husbands discussed nuclear disarmament, the two first ladies — both considered influential advisers — held their own tense tea tête-à-têtes in Geneva.
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At Supreme Court, Debate Over Phone Privacy Has A Long History

Wiretaps, messaging and metadata: If it reaches the Supreme Court, Apple's legal clash with the FBI would fit into a long discussion about the role of telephones in our lives.
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Sharapova Loses Major Sponsors After Positive Drug Test

Brands such as Nike and Porsche have distanced themselves from tennis star Maria Sharapova, who has long been the world's highest-paid female athlete.
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Father And Son Discuss The Near Miss With That Flying Baseball Bat

Landon Cunningham and his father became celebrities at baseball's spring training, after Shaun Cunningham lunged to block the bat that was speeding toward his son's head.
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Yes, You Can Still Teach Kids To Love Books

It can be hard to get teens to read, especially with so much technology competing for their attention. A new book looks at ways teachers can help young people find books (and find themselves).

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