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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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More Weak Claims on Cotton’s Insurance Ties

a shared story    2 days 11 hours 45 minutes ago
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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Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

a shared story    2 days 12 hours 45 minutes ago
Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over. Jules Melancon, the last remaining oyster fisherman on an island...(more) 




Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

a shared story    2 days 13 hours 45 minutes ago
MIAMI (AP) -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.... 



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Merck's ragweed pollen allergy drug gets U.S. approval

a shared story    2 days 14 hours 45 minutes ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Merck & Co's pollen allergy drug Ragwitek. The tablet, which is administered by placing it under the tongue, is to treat the short ragweed pollen induced allergic rhinitis. Merck's Ragwitek will compete with Stallergenes SA's immunotherapy...(more) 



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Lowe's to pay $500,000 in EPA lead paint settlement

a shared story    2 days 15 hours 45 minutes ago
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lowe's Home Centers, the No. 2 U.S. home improvement retail chain, has agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for violating federal rules governing lead paint exposure, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice...(more) 



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FDA warns common uterine fibroid surgery can spread undetected cancer

a shared story    2 days 16 hours 45 minutes ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that a common surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids could spread undetected uterine cancer. Data showed that the procedure, laparoscopic power morcellation, could significantly worsen a patient's chance of long-term survival, the regulator said. Uterine fibroids...(more) 



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Info may prompt seniors to taper off sleeping pills

a shared story    2 days 17 hours 45 minutes ago
By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people are willing and able to get themselves off medications like sleeping pills once they're informed of the potential harms, according to a new Canadian study. "Even among patients who have been taking sleeping pills for 30...(more) 




Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

a shared story    2 days 18 hours 45 minutes ago
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

a shared story    2 days 19 hours 45 minutes ago
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

a shared story    2 days 21 hours 45 minutes ago
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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