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U.S. officials reach deal with Pennsylvania on Medicaid

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Federal officials have reached an agreement with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over his plan to use federal funds to pay for private health insurance coverage for up to 600,000 residents, the governor said on Thursday. The deal highlights a growing number of Republican governors who are...(more) 



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Books of The Times: Gamache Is Back in Louise Penny’s ‘The Long Way Home’

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In Louise Penny’s “The Long Way Home,” a battered former detective retreats to an idyllic town, but gets drawn into the mystery of a neighbor’s missing husband. 



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Movie Review: ‘Last Weekend’ Is an Elegiac Ode to Affluence

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Patricia Clarkson stars in “Last Weekend” as an affluent woman who takes stock of her charmed life and grapples with whether to let go of a family estate on Lake Tahoe. 



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Mali rebel factions agree to end hostilities ahead of Sept talks

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Representatives of two platforms of rebel groups from northern Mali agreed on Thursday in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou to end hostilities and present a united front for talks with the Malian government in Algeria in early September. In recent months, there has been fighting between the...(more) 



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Colombia court allows lesbian adoption

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Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that a lesbian woman could adopt her long-time partner's daughter, though the ruling does not apply to gay adoption in all circumstances. Ana Leiderman appealed to the court to let her partner, Veronica Botero, adopt her biological daughter after the Colombian...(more) 



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Sprint is offering a great way to save money on calls when you’re overseas

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Amazing but true: Sprint really does seem to be stepping up its game when it comes to offering more value for customers. Sprint on Thursday announced that it will offer free Wi-Fi calling to customers who travel overseas and who call the United States, Puerto Rico...(more) 



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Good news — you can now buy makeup that supports gender equity! (Bear with us.)

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Now that we’re well into the 21st century, here’s the status of women in the workplace: way, way better than 50 years ago, but still not great. Women still make, on average, 77 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. That gap has...(more) 



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Arizona mom who left children in hot car regains custody

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By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman who attracted national attention in March when she left her two young children in a hot car while at a job interview regained custody of them on Thursday, her lawyer said. Shanesha Taylor, whose tear-stained mug shot...(more) 



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Woman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract.... 




Okla. death row inmate died from drugs, not heart attack: autopsy

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An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him,...(more) 



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Slain woman's family calls for 911 system changes

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Kari Hunt was killed by her husband as their 9-year-old daughter watched, failing to get help via 911 because hotel phones require a person to first dial 9 for an outside line. Her family wants phone systems changed to allow direct-dialing of 911.          



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Russian columns enter Ukraine, Obama lays blame

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Top Ukrainian official says two columns of Russian tanks, military vehicles fired missiles at a border post then roll into the country as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled. President Barack Obama blames Russia for escalation of violence. (Aug          



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