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Ticket To Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors On The Canna-Bus

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 04:45

Marijuana dispensaries are reaching out to seniors seeking help with the aches and pains of aging. They're discovering an array of products, and some interesting side effects.

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Border Patrol Supervisor Arrested In Texas, Held In 'Serial Killing Spree'

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 02:24

Juan David Ortiz, 35, is being held in Laredo after a would-be victim escaped from him and alerted police. Ortiz is thought to have killed four women over a two-week period.

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As Injuries Continue, Doctors Renew Call For Ban On Infant Walkers

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 00:01

Despite improved safety standards over the years, more than 230,000 children under 15 months old were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to infant walkers from 1990 through 2014.

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Meredith Corp. To Sell 'Time' Magazine To Salesforce Founder For $190 Million

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 23:08

Almost eight months after Meredith finalized its purchase of Time Inc., the publishing giant says it reached a deal to sell Time magazine to tech billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff.

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With "Angry Waters" Rising, Officials Warn Of Risk To Life From Florence

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 17:37

Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday, but officials say the storm has never been more dangerous for residents than it is right now. At least 14 have already died.

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Democrats Calls To Delay Kavanaugh Vote After His Accuser Goes Public

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 15:45

Dianne Feinstein called for the delay shortly after The Washington Post published a story naming the woman who says that Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her when they were both teenagers.

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Typhoon Mangkhut Reaches China As The Philippines Searches For Survivors

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 13:53

The fierce storm arrived in the Philippines early Saturday, then traveled through Hong Kong. At least 64 have been reported dead.

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There's No Stopping Toronto's 'Uber-Raccoon'

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:52

Toronto is known for its raccoons' aggressive ability to get into garbage cans. The city spent millions trying to fight the gray menace — with mixed results.

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Study: A Daily Baby Aspirin Has No Benefit For Healthy Older People

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:00

Results from a large international study show that risks from taking daily low-dose aspirin outweigh the potential benefits for older people in generally good health.

She Thought Her Family Was Middle Class, Not Broke In The Richest Country On Earth

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 08:21

In Heartland, author Sarah Smarsh explores what working class looks like in the United States while reflecting upon her own life experiences growing up in the Midwest.

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Fake Bike Helmets: Cheap But Dangerous

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 08:20

Cheap knock-offs don't provide anywhere near the protection or durability of the products they replace. And most riders won't be able to tell the difference between real and counterfeit helmets.

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An Ancient Ballgame Makes A Comeback In Mexico

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 08:02

Ulama is a pre-Columbian team sport played with a solid rubber ball that's bounced off players' hips. In olden times, the game is said to have decided the winners of wars.

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Swimmer Dead After Shark Attack On Cape Cod

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 16:43

A man in his mid-20s was bitten 300 feet off the shoreline of Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Saturday. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.

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Typhoon Mangkhut Kills At Least 12 As It Roars Through Philippines Towards Hong Kong

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 14:01

The storm is predicted to hit Hong Kong on Sunday.

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To Manage Dementia Well, Start With The Caregivers

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:38

A new approach to helping Alzheimer's and dementia patients starts with training caregivers, teaching them to respond to their loved ones' needs with insight and creativity.

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Emoluments Lawsuit Moves A Step Closer to Trump

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:08

If the president ever promoted his D.C. hotel to foreign dignitaries, the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia want to know about it.

At Least 12 Dead In Carolinas And 'The Worst Flooding Is Yet To Come' In Some Areas

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 09:44

Life-threatening rains and flash floods will continue into next week, the National Weather Service says. At least 12 people have died in the storm and its aftermath. That number's expected to rise.

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U.S. Will No Longer Fund Peace-Building Programs For Palestinians

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 08:56

The U.S. has cut hundreds of millions of dollars for Palestinians, to pressure Palestinian leaders to work with the U.S. on peace efforts.

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Lincoln Towing, Bane Of Many Chicago Drivers, Loses License

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 08:26

Chicago's Lincoln Towing Service is so notorious for wrongly towing away cars that it's been immortalized in song. This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission revoked Lincoln's license.

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A New Wildlife Refuge On The Grounds Around An Old Nuclear Weapons Plant

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 08:26

Land around the shuttered weapons production facility in Colorado known as Rocky Flats is slated to reopen today as a wildlife refuge. But some are questioning whether it's too soon to be safe.

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