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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Mon, 2013-12-30 00:22

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a class of drugs that can cure most hepatitis C infections. That's great news for the more than 3 million Americans infected. But the high cost — $84,000 per course of treatment — means some patients could miss out.

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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

Mon, 2013-12-30 00:21

This year's 11 top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors almost doubles the number of last year's slate of comparable films. Industry watchers say Hollywood needs a stronger infrastructure of support for black filmmakers to sustain this level of racial diversity on and off the screen.

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Wet Snow Complicates Power Restoration In Maine

Sun, 2013-12-29 23:21

A band of heavy, wet snow is causing renewed concerns for utility companies in Maine just a week after an ice storm left parts of northern New England in the dark.

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Report: 70 Journalists Died On The Job In 2013

Sun, 2013-12-29 23:06

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013. That includes 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Successive Suicide Bombings In Russia Kill Dozens

Sun, 2013-12-29 22:49

A blast that tore through an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during Monday's morning rush hour, killing 14, was probably carried out by suicide bombers from the same organization behind a railway explosion a day earlier, officials said.

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Remembering Eydie Gorme, A Vegas Singer Without The Drama

Sun, 2013-12-29 14:40

Eydie Gorme was most famous for being half of the husband-and-wife singing duo Steve and Eydie, with her husband of nearly 60 years, Steve Lawrence. But on her own she was known for her range, her deftness in English and Spanish and her sense of humor. She passed away in August in Las Vegas.

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The FBI Investigator Who Coined The Term 'Serial Killer'

Sun, 2013-12-29 14:13

Robert Ressler spent his career researching crimes that were tough to understand. He thought that by figuring out how — and why — violent criminals worked, he could help police identify suspects. He came face to face with notorious killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Ressler died earlier this year. He was 76.

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Air Evacuation Is Being Considered For Antarctic Passengers

Sun, 2013-12-29 13:39

Two vessels with ice breaking equipment have failed to rescue the ship. A third is on its way, but if it fails, passengers may have to be rescued via helicopter.

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French High Court OKs 75 Percent Tax For Top Earners

Sun, 2013-12-29 12:22

The millionaire tax was a campaign promise from French President François Hollande. Film star Gerard Depardieu famously fled the country to avoid paying the tax.

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'League Of Their Own' Inspiration Didn't Mind A Dirty Skirt

Sun, 2013-12-29 12:00

Baseball legend Lavonne "Pepper" Paire Davis was the inspiration for Geena Davis' character in A League of Their Own. In the 1940s, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League put young women on the field at a time when they just didn't play ball. Paire Davis died earlier this year at age 88.

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Lebanese Ambassador To U.S. Remembered As A Voice For Moderation

Sun, 2013-12-29 11:35

At his funeral in Beirut, Sunnis discussed what Mohamad Chatah's killing means for the future of moderation in Lebanon.

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Years Of Turmoil Weigh On Beirut As Syria Strains Lebanon

Sun, 2013-12-29 10:37

Violence from the crisis next door in Syria has been seeping into Lebanon for months. The city is also absorbing a new flood of Syrian refugees. One man who has lived in the city his whole life says it might finally be time to leave.

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Lost In 2013: Three Nobel Scientists Who Saw Something In Us

Sun, 2013-12-29 09:20

Three groundbreaking scientists, all of whom won the Nobel Prize for their discoveries, died in 2013. Francois Jacob figured out how genes work. Frederick Sanger, who sequenced the first genome, is one of only four people to win two Nobel Prizes. David Hubel found out how to listen to the brain.

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Abortion Rights Groups Say It's Time To Stop Playing Defense

Sun, 2013-12-29 09:03

Activists across the nation want to counter the onslaught of regulations that limit abortions and regulate clinics with new laws that protect access to abortion.

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GOP Leaders Reject Report That Benghazi Wasn't Linked To Al-Qaida

Sun, 2013-12-29 08:53

Republicans are casting doubt on a New York Times report that backs the Obama administration's version of events.

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Target's Word May Not Be Enough to Keep Your Stolen PINs Safe

Sun, 2013-12-29 08:08

Despite news that hackers stole PIN data from the giant retailer Target during prime buying season, shoppers say they will still use their cards to ring up purchases there. Target says the PINs are encrypted, but security experts say that given time, hackers could still outwit the system.

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