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Illinois investigates Herbalife as federal, state probes grow

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By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office said on Thursday it is investigating Herbalife, joining other state and federal probes of allegations that the weight loss and nutrition company is running a pyramid scheme. Madigan's office was urged to look into...(more) 



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Peaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday

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LONDON (AP) -- The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother's funeral was held.... 




Former NYPD cop repeatedly raped co-worker and violated her in 'unspeakable ways': suit

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The Bronx woman, identified as a "Jane Doe" in court papers, says in her Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit that Michael Reingold, a former cop, raped her 18 times at the Highbridge Woodycrest Center.  



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Top Hollande aide quits in conflict of interest row

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Reuters) - A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande quit on Friday over accusations of past conflict of interest linked to his work for pharmaceutical firms, adding to pressure on the unpopular Socialist leader weeks before European elections. Aquilino Morelle, Hollande's chief communications...(more) 



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Wu-Tang fans hope to liberate 'Shaolin' for $5 million but have a ways to go

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When you have the cultural cachet of someone like the Wu-Tang Clan, there are a handful of luxuries afforded to you that few others have. Like selling the only copy of your upcoming album for $5 million, for instance. But in an effort to free Once...(more) 



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Why cargo bikes are better than cars

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LIz Canning transformed her family's transportation habits with an electric cargo bike. In a new documentary, she wants to show the world the benefits of cargo biking. 

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Next Up for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope: Finding Earth's True Twin?

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The discovery of Kepler-186f still falls short of the ultimate prize in exoplanet science: a true "alien Earth." But the first such world may lurk in the data already gathered by NASA's Kepler space telescope, just waiting to be pulled out. 



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New Flyer's penalty was turning point in loss

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NEW YORK - This was not how Jason Akeson had envisioned his Stanley Cup debut would end up - in frustration. He was the center of attention, drew his share of reporters, and while painful, he went through the play that turned around the Flyers' opening...(more) 



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Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

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BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker.... 



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More Weak Claims on Cotton’s Insurance Ties

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Another liberal group is attacking Republican Rep. Tom Cotton in Arkansas by saying Cotton has experience in the insurance industry and is attempting to undermine Medicare. Cotton's insurance experience is limited to consulting work for a federal agency. 



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Movie Review: ‘Vanishing Pearls’ Looks at the Deepwater Horizon Spill

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The documentary “Vanishing Pearls” looks at the small Gulf community of Pointe à la Hache, La., where the oyster industry has been devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 



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Vandals leave anti-Arab graffiti on Israel mosque

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Vandals left anti-Arab graffiti on a mosque in northern Israel overnight and damaged a door of the building, Israeli police said Friday. "There was an incident in which graffiti was written on a mosque in the city of Umm al-Faham," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP,...(more) 



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