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4 weeks ago

More than 11 million have signed up for ’16 health care plans

Enrollment for these plans, which were created under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, closes on Jan. 31.

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New U.S. diet rules would take 20 percent bite out of American sugar use

If the U.S. government has its way, Americans would cut their consumption of sugar and corn syrup by more than 2 million tonnes a year, the latest blow for a sweetener industry facing an onslaught of criticism over negative health effects.

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Oregon occupation leader rejects sheriff’s bid to end standoff

The leader of a group of armed protesters occupying the headquarters of a federal wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon met briefly with a local sheriff on Thursday but rejected the lawman's offer of safe passage out of the state to end the standoff.

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Gun owners grill Obama at town hall, NRA sits it out

President Barack Obama fielded tough questions from gun owners at a televised town hall on Thursday, defending his move to tighten gun rules as he sought to elevate the issue of gun control before the November 2016 election to replace him.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Jan. 8

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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4 weeks ago

New dietary guidelines: Lean meat OK, cut the added sugars

New dietary guidelines released by the government say that some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought.

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South Korea seeks U.S. strategic weapons after North’s nuclear test

South Korea is in talks with the United States to deploy U.S. strategic weapons on the Korean peninsula, a South Korean military official said on Thursday, a day after North Korea said it successfully tested a hydrogen nuclear device.

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4 weeks ago

Congress sends bill to gut Obamacare, to certain veto

Republicans have been vowing to gut the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," since 2010, when the then Democratic-majority Congress passed the landmark program designed to provide health care for millions of uninsured Americans - over the united opposition of Republicans.

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4 weeks ago

TransCanada sues U.S. over Keystone XL pipeline rejection

By Nia Williams and Valerie Volcovici CALGARY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – TransCanada Corp sued the U.S government on Wednesday to reverse President…

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4 weeks ago

Time Warner Cable latest company to be hacked

The company said email and password details were likely gathered either through malware downloaded during phishing attacks or indirectly through data breaches of other companies that stored Time Warner Cable's customer information, including email addresses.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Jan. 7

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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7 hours ago in Entertainment

McDonald’s serving up ‘smarter’ Happy Meals

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Ronald McDonald plans to serve up a side of literacy as the fast food giant swaps toys for millions of books.

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OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

14 hours ago in Music

Elton John eyes farewell tour

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The veteran pop star is "gradually" winding down his music career and wants to say goodbye to fans with a farewell tour.

14 hours ago in Music

Coldplay channeling Glastonbury for Super Bowl 50

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Chris Martin and his bandmates will headline the halftime show at Sunday's Super Bowl 50.

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Ben Stiller pouts his way into the record books at ‘Zoolander 2’ premiere

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Ben Stiller entered the history books on Thursday night when he set a record for taking a picture with the world's largest selfie stick during the "Zoolander 2" premiere in London.