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3 days ago

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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3 days ago

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

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3 days ago

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.

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3 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 24

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

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4 days ago

Major change in U.S. food labels is likely to help healthiest the most

The biggest overhaul of U.S. food nutrition labels in more than two decades is likely to help improve the diets of the most health-conscious consumers, but others may need more convincing.

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4 days ago

Gas prices jump by 5 cents over past 2 weeks, averages $2.32

The price at the pump has risen 55 cents since late February.

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4 days ago

Sanders steps up feud with Democratic establishment

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cranked up his fight with party leaders on Sunday, backing a challenger to the Democratic National Committee's chairwoman and accusing the party's establishment of trying to anoint Hillary Clinton as the nominee for president.

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4 days ago

U.S. lifts arms ban on old foe Vietnam as regional tensions simmer

The United States announced an end to its embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam on Monday, an historic step that draws a line under the two countries' old enmity and underscores their shared concerns about Beijing's growing military clout.

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4 days ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, May 23

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

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7 days ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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7 days ago

FDA to modify food label guidelines to include added sugar details

The move comes at a time the United States is staring at increasing childhood and adult obesity and lifestyle diseases such as heart problems.

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1 week ago

2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip

With summertime gas prices predicted to be the lowest in 13 years, the travel industry is anticipating a blockbuster July and August.

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1 week ago

Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores

Authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014 from places like Costco, Target, Trader Joe's and Safeway.

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1 week ago

Study: Millennials match boomers in eligible voter share

A new analysis of census data shows millennials are now tied with baby boomers for the largest percentage share of eligible voters.

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1 week ago

Egyptian military finds debris of crashed airliner

The Egyptian military found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris from an EgyptAir jet floating in the Mediterranean, Cairo said on Friday, confirming that the plane had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board.

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1 week ago

Lawmakers vote down LGBT rights measure

Shouts of "Shame, shame, shame," erupted in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday as Republican lawmakers narrowly defeated legislation to protect the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of government contractors.

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1 week ago

10 FOR TODAY: Friday, May 20

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

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1 week ago

Senate Democrats frustrated with slow U.S. Syrian refugee admissions

More than half the Democrats in the Senate, including many of President Barack Obama's strongest supporters, signed a letter to him on Wednesday urging him to move more quickly to admit Syrian refugees into the United States.

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1 week ago

EgyptAir jet missing after mid-air plunge

An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean sea after swerving in mid-air and plunging from cruising height. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the aircraft "came down and is lost."

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1 week ago

Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds just 42 percent of adults consider the U.S. economy to be good while two-thirds say their own households are faring well.

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