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Kaiser Permanente's New Medical School Will Focus On Teamwork

The California-based health care provider plans to enroll its first students in 2019. It's the latest of 20 U.S. medical schools opened in the past decade to boost the number of primary care doctors.
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Obama Commutes Prison Sentences For 95 Nonviolent Offenders

The White House says it is shortening the sentences for 95 men and women in federal prisons for nonviolent crimes. Obama has now commuted more sentences than the previous five presidents combined.
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Bad Poetry, Great Booze: The Story Of The Hidden Bootlegger's Manual

The book's outside cover boasted poems by a disgraced writer. But inside was page after page of handwritten recipes for alcohol — the secretly preserved know-how of a Prohibition-era doctor.
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Obama Wraps Up 2015 With Year-End News Conference

The president took questions Friday afternoon. Afterward, he'll travel to San Bernardino, Calif., to visit families of victims of this month's terrorist attack, before heading off for vacation.
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Diving For A Loose Ball, LeBron James Sends Fan To Hospital

Ellie Day, the wife of PGA golfer Jason Day, was taken away by stretcher from her courtside seat on Thursday night after the Cleveland Cavaliers forward crashed into her while chasing a ball.
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Martin Shkreli Is Replaced As Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO

One day after he was arrested on fraud charges, controversial drug executive Martin Shkreli has resigned his post as CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals. Shkreli is currently free on bail.
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Congress Sends $1.8 Trillion Tax And Spending Bill To President Obama

The federal government is slated to be funded until Sept. 30, 2016, in a deal that includes hundreds of billions of dollars of tax breaks.
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On TV, Women Who Have Abortions Are Younger, Whiter And Wealthier

An analysis of TV shows finds that fictional characters getting abortions are better off than the average American who has an abortion, and are also less likely to already be raising children.
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Santa Claus Arrives Early At Ohio Wal-Marts

Someone — anonymously — went into two Wal-Mart and paid more than $100,000 — moving everything off layaway. Meaning, gifts some customers were trying to buy, are now theirs.
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How The Heck Do You Pay Off Your College Loans?

It's easy for parents and students to get lost in the college loan and debt jungle. Yet another plan aimed at helping students reduce debt burden takes effect this month. Will it help?

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