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Q&A: More lenient lice policies bug some parents

Posted: 11/08/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.

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Rickets making a comeback in the UK, doctors say

Posted: 11/08/2013 - LONDON (AP) - Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.

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US to ban artery-clogging trans fats

Updated: 11/07/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S., Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to Americans' health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.

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Burger King to bring back Big Mac copycat

Posted: 11/05/2013 - NEW YORK (AP) - What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich.

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Feds urge students to check loan repayment plans

Posted: 11/04/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department says it will begin reaching out by email this month to about 3.5 million federal student loan borrowers. They will be encouraged to learn more about their repayment options, especially whether they qualify for an income-based repayment plan.

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Gunman kills TSA agent at LAX, injures 2 others

Updated: 11/01/2013 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that the suspect in the Los Angeles airport shooting is a 23-year-old man from New Jersey who wrote a rant about killing Transportation Safety Administration workers.

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Texas AG seeks quick ruling on abortion law appeal

Posted: 10/29/2013 - AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court weighed whether to grant an emergency motion Tuesday that would allow some new Texas abortion restrictions to take effect, the latest step in a lengthy battle activists on both sides predicted would end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Penn State: 26 people get $59.7M over Sandusky

Posted: 10/28/2013 - HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Jackson's doctor released from jail after 2 years

Posted: 10/28/2013 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - The former doctor convicted of providing the anesthetic drug overdose that resulted in Michael Jackson's death is out of jail after serving about half his four-year sentence.

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Study: News an incidental part of Facebook

Posted: 10/25/2013 - NEW YORK (AP) - News is an incidental part of the Facebook experience for most users. But since so many people regularly check the social media site, a study suggests Facebook shouldn't be overlooked as a news source.

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US proposes rules to make animal food safer

Posted: 10/25/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer.

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Both sides agree: No major budget deal foreseen

Posted: 10/25/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - On this, Republican budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan and the Senate's top Democrat, Harry Reid, can agree: There won't be a "grand bargain" on the budget.

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Kansas company recalls nearly 23K lbs. of meat

Updated: 10/23/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.

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FDA seeks pet owner help on dangerous jerky treats

Posted: 10/23/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is appealing to dog and cat owners for information as it struggles to solve a mysterious outbreak of illness and deaths among pets that ate jerky treats.

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NEW: Mass. teacher slain; 14-year-old student charged

Posted: 10/23/2013 - DANVERS, Mass. (AP) - A 14-year-old Massachusetts high school student is facing a murder charge in the death of a 24-year-old teacher found dead in the woods behind the school.

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Man indicted in death of Adrian Peterson's son

Posted: 10/21/2013 - SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Lincoln County grand jury has indicted a 27-year-old Sioux Falls man on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

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Obama to address widespread health care glitches

Posted: 10/21/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - People who are having trouble enrolling online for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will be encouraged to do it the old-fashioned way -- by phone.

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Family IDs teacher as Nev. school shooting victim

Updated: 10/21/2013 - SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Family members have identified a math teacher as the staff member who was killed while trying to stop a shooter at a northern Nevada middle school.

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Changing demographics is changing our taste buds

Posted: 10/18/2013 - MIAMI (AP) - Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start. These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic.

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