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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections. 

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Pop art condoms aim to make safe sex cool in Kenya

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The Center for African Family Studies (CAFS), a Nairobi-based NGO, hopes to encourage condom use in Kenya through a new campaign and a new line of colorful condom wrappers designed by Kenyan artist Michael Soi. The designs on the eye-catching wrappers are taken from paintings by...(more) 

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Toronto Mayor Ford opens re-election bid with 'cut the gravy' vow

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By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford launched his re-election campaign on Friday, acknowledging the crack-cocaine scandal that has made him a topic of water cooler talk across North America, but also happy to trade on his notoriety. Ford, whose authority was reduced...(more) 

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'X-Men' director hit by sex abuse lawsuit weeks before premiere

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By Dana Feldman and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly raping him as a teenager said on Thursday that his claims of sexual...(more) 

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings

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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust....(more) 

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Forty years on, bullying takes its toll on health and wealth

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The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists. In the first study of its kind to look at the effects of childhood bullying beyond early adulthood, the researchers said its...(more) 

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California sees Obamacare surge as open enrollment ends for 2014

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Thanks to a final April surge, California's Obamacare marketplace enrolled a total of 1.4 million people in private health insurance plans, state officials announced on Thursday, beating a federal forecast by just over 800,000 enrollees. California's Obamacare enrollments are among 7.5 million people nationally who have...(more) 

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Free dermatology drug samples come at a cost

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By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dermatologists tend to prescribe more expensive medications when they also give their patients drug samples, according to a new U.S. study. "If you're a patient who receives a sample, you may perceive that doctor is giving you...(more) 

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Obama says health law is working, private insurance enrollment at 8 million

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President Barack Obama delivered a vigorous defense of his signature healthcare law on Thursday, saying private insurance enrollment under it has reached 8 million people and faulting Republicans for failing to agree with him that "this thing is working." "I've said before this law won't solve...(more) 

Obama budget plan would boost tax revenues, cut deficits: CBO

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenues by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday. There is virtually no chance...(more) 

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Wall Street edges higher during earnings flurry

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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks advanced slightly in choppy trading on Thursday after three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech bellwethers Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers, including those from Morgan Stanley and General Electric. The latest data...(more) 

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Group Grieving May Help Families Through South Korea Ferry Disaster

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Heart-wrenching photos of families mourning loved ones lost in a South Korean ferry disaster capture what some experts say is a helpful process: group grieving. 

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