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Drink Up: More Coffee Could Lower Diabetes Risk

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:50pm
Go ahead and indulge in that extra cup of coffee. New research suggests that an extra cup of coffee is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.Researchers examined 20 years worth of data on diet, lifestyle, medical conditions and chronic diseases from three large U.S.






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Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Doesn't Apologize, Repeats Racist Remarks

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:50pm
Anyone expecting rancher Cliven Bundy to apologize at a news briefing Thursday for widely condemned remarks — that black people were “happier” during the slavery era than now — would be disappointed.






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E-Cig Makers Say Proposed FDA Regs Should Keep Sales Smoking

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:19pm
The $2 billion electronic cigarette industry blew a big vapor ring of relief Thursday as the FDA released long-awaited proposed regulations for the booming tobacco alternative.






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Kerry to Putin: 'Window to Change Course Closing'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:19pm
Secretary of State John Kerry issued a stern warning to Russia Thursday evening to take concrete measures to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine or face further sanctions.






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Feds to Take Over Oregon's Broken Health Exchange

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:48pm
The federal government is ready to take over Oregon’s broken health insurance exchange, which had failed far more spectacularly than HealthCare.gov ever did.A panel of experts advised state officials to turn the system over to the federal government, as 36 other states did this year.






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Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens Backs Legalized Pot

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:48pm
The marijuana-legalization movement gained a new friend in a high place Thursday when retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said the federal government should allow American adults to possess pot.






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University of South Florida to Students: No Graduation Selfies

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:01pm

The university's Division of Student Affairs is warning students against inappropriate behavior at the ceremonies at the SunDome and elsewhere.








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Newborn Gorillas Make Debut at Bronx Zoo

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:01pm

Two gorillas born at Wildlife Conservation’s Bronx Zoo make their adorable debut.








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Russian Troops Testing Ukraine Border: Officials

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:01pm
Russian military forces are “pulsing the border” and making a “run toward Ukraine” — but pulling up well short — in their “training exercise," U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday.






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Launching Apps All Day? You Might Be a 'Mobile Addict'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:46pm
Mobile addicts are multiplying at an alarming rate, as an increasing number of teens, college students and middle-age parents fall victim to the problem.






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Study Links California Drought to Global Warming

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:30pm
While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time.






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Demand For Its Cars Helping GM Rebound From Black Eye Of Recalls

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:30pm
A billion here, a billion there and, sooner or later, it adds up to real money, according to an adage once popular in Washington, and something that General Motors shouldn’t ignore after its poor first-quarter earnings report, a net profit of barely $125 million.Writing off a whopping $1.






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Digital Art From Andy Warhol Rediscovered on Floppy Disks

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:14pm
Several lost works from Andy Warhol have been rediscovered... on a set of Amiga floppy disks dating from 1985. They may look pretty humble today, but back then, these pieces were marvels of modernity.






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Two in Custody After Report of Gunman on California Naval Base

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:14pm

A portion of the base was ordered to “shelter in place” as naval security forces and NCIS looked into the report.








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Vaping 101: How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:59pm
The FDA proposed new regulations on e-cigarettes on Thursday, including rules that would make them off-limits to children under 18 years old. Electronic cigarettes have become big business over the last year, with sales reaching an estimated $2 billion in 2013.






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Police Catch Woman Who Swiped Stuffed Duck From Ohio Boy's Grave

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:43pm
An Ohio woman was charged Thursday with stealing a stuffed duck from a 14-month-old boy's grave after police released surveillance video of the theft.






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Shake Dry: Polar Bears Take a Dip in St. Petersburg

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:12pm
27-year-old polar bear Uslada shakes off water in her pool at the Leningrad Zoo in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday. Uslada was joined by her five-month-old cub during its first public appearance, who reluctantly followed for its very first swim before quickly clambering out of the pool.






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GOP Senators Accuse Obama of Abandoning Immigration Enforcement

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:12pm
WASHINGTON, DC -- A group of 22 senators _ all but two of whom voted against a Senate-approved immigration reform bill _ warned President Barack Obama Thursday in a letter that immigration changes his administration is considering would be “a near complete abandonment” of immigration enforcement.






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Avril Lavigne Laughs Off Racist Allegations Over New Music Video

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:12pm

Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne has something to say to critics who call her "Hello Kitty" video racist: "LOLOLOL!!!"








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The Week in Pictures: April 17 - 24

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:12pm

American wins big in Boston, Obama protesters hosed down, matadors visit chapel before battle, Easter rockets blanket Greece and more.








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