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A Denver Family Of Doctors Has Seen Medicine Transformed

Bureaucracy and mammoth student loans weren't part of the package for Dr. Michael Sawyer's father and grandfather. Still, like them, he feels medicine is a calling. A fourth generation of Sawyers is thinking about whether to carry on the tradition.
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JPMorgan Pays $614 Million In Mortgage Lending Fraud Case

The nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., will pay $614 million and improve mortgage lending practices under a deal announced Tuesday to settle claims it approved thousands of unqualified home mortgage loans for government insurance and refinancing since 2002, costing the government millions of dollars when the loans defaulted.
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Lawmakers Look To Prevent More Target-Sized Data Breaches

Target says it's "deeply sorry" for compromising the data of up to 110 million customers. Appearing before lawmakers Tuesday, company executives backed a faster move to encrypted, chip-enabled cards to prevent future fraud.
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More Access To Health Care Means Millions Can Quit Or Cut Hours

A budget report estimates that about 2.5 million people will work fewer hours or not at all by 2023 because under Obamacare, they can get health care without holding down a full-time job. The news immediately became political fodder for critics of the Affordable Care Act.
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Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Bill Nye And Ken Ham

Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology's core tenets? Those are the questions for Tuesday night, in a live debate between bestselling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning science educator Bill Nye.
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RNC Highlights Black History Month With Radio Ads

After a presidential election where GOP nominee Mitt Romney won just 6 percent of the black vote, the Republican National Committee is asking African-Americans to give the party another look.
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Spike In Heroin Use Can Be Traced To Prescription Pads

Heroin overdose deaths have increased significantly in the U.S. over the past five years. Experts point to aggressive prescribing of opioid drugs for pain about 15 years ago as a reason why. Heroin users often say their addiction began with exposure to painkillers like OxyContin.
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The View From Down There: FDA Approves Pill-Cam For Colon Exams

Patients who undergo colon screenings might breathe a little easier now that U.S. regulators have approved a pill containing two cameras. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker says.
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When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour

Rodney Scott's legendary South Carolina barbecue cookhouse went up in flames last year, so friends of the pit master cooked up a plan to help him rebuild. Scott is now making a comeback with his Bar-B-Que in Exile Tour and bringing people together with his whole hog barbecue.
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RNC's Priebus Insists Minority Outreach Effort Is Built To Last

Much of politics is about symbols and gestures. And there were plenty of them at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., where the Republican National Committee marked Black History Month.

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