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With Cuba decision, Obama hands Hillary Clinton a gift

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By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S....(more) 



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New GSK shingles vaccine may challenge Merck after strong test data

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental shingles vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline has produced impressive results in a late-stage study, giving the group's expanding vaccine unit a potential $1 billion boost. The data suggests the British company's new shot could be a strong competitor for Merck...(more) 



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World Briefing: Obesity May Be a Disability, Court Says

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Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday, a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation European Union for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight employees. 



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U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

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By Roberta Rampton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama's plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House. They floated ideas to fight...(more) 



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Teen contraband cigarette use linked to other drugs

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By Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health - Compared to those who don’t smoke illicit tobacco, kids who do are more likely to try other illegal drugs like cocaine, heroin and amphetamines, according to a recent Canadian study. The researchers used survey data from one point in time,...(more) 



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Sierra Leone's leading doctor dies of Ebola

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to treat him, the government's chief medical officer said. Victor Willoughby was diagnosed with Ebola last week after...(more) 



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Art in Review: Robert Motherwell: ‘Works on Paper, 1951-1991’

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Motherwell took flight when he worked with paper, creating drawings and collages. 



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Art in Review: Takeshi Murata: ‘OM Rider’

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Takeshi Murata’s video “OM Rider,” at Salon 94 Bowery, represents the struggle between the avant-garde and the establishment. 



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'Tis the Season to Be Light

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This can be a very heavy time of year. We put on heavy clothing to go out into heavy snow. We drive through heavy traffic to carry our heavy boxes of presents into a packed house of family where we share a heavy meal before heading...(more) 

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Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens

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Taiwanese authorities on Thursday ordered a leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain a banned dye as the island's latest food scandal deepened. Health officials said sauce packages in the two flavours of instant noodles produced by Wei Lih...(more) 



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Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said.... 



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Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its constitutional ban on abortion again amid a case involving a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support. 



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