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Cigarette smoking costs weigh heavily on the healthcare system

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By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters) - Of every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S., almost 90 cents is due to smoking, a new analysis says. Using recent health and medical spending surveys, researchers calculated that 8.7 percent of all healthcare spending, or $170 billion a year,...(more) 




Bronx-based app will help shoppers find deals on Fordham Rd.

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Shopping in the Bronx? There’s an app for that!  



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Pakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militants

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing five Taliban fighters. 



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Colombia Farc truce follows killings

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Colombia's Farc begins an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire, hours after the army said that the left-wing rebels had killed five soldiers. 



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China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy: report

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The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China. Some 200 residents -- including the eight-year-old's own grandfather -- signed a petition...(more) 



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Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

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Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections. Security has been tight during Xi's two-day visit to Macau to mark the 15th anniversary...(more) 



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Japan, South Korea condemn Sony hack; Chinese paper says movie is senseless

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By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and South Korea condemned a hacking attack on Sony Pictures that the United States has blamed on North Korea and said they would cooperate in international efforts against cyber-crime as asked for by Washington. The government of China, North...(more) 



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State will consider new bullet train route through Bakersfield

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Bakersfield settled an environmental lawsuit against the bullet train project on Friday, winning a concession by the state to consider a new rail route into the city's downtown. 



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Holiday Lights From Space: Images From the Suomi NPP Satellite

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These images show that many cities around the world shine more brightly during the holiday season — December in the United States, and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Middle East — than they do during the rest of the year. 



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Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend's name for world trip

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TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.  



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The Rise of the Employed Physician

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As the youngest member of a family of doctors, it was not uncommon during my childhood to spend summers at my father's private practice. I fondly remember greeting the familiar office staff as I recklessly ran amok among an endless array of rickety cabinets containing an...(more) 



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The best healthy holiday superfoods

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Eating healthy holiday superfoods will help you avoid unwanted weight gain. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow (@JohnBasedow) serves up some of the best vitamin, antioxidant and nutrient-rich superfoods.          



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