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Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard, left, hugs her mother Debbie Ziegler next to a helicopter at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand …

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Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advan…

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Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maynard family shows Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law. Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans use Oregon's death-with-dignity law to end…

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Krauthammer: Tuesday's election a referendum on competence

Krauthammer: Tuesday's election a referendum on competence

Republican victory seems imminent under these politically favorable conditions.

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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

The nation's biggest candy makers are warning of price hikes next year.

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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

WASHINGTON — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.

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FTC: Gerber makes false claim on formula label

FTC: Gerber makes false claim on formula label

WASHINGTON — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.

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FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

A label on Gerber’s Good Start Gentle formula suggests it reduces the risk of allergies.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

PORTLAND, Ore. — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.

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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard and her husband Dan Diaz pose at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain c…

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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file photo, Hershey's miniatures and kisses are displayed in Tampa, Fla. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)

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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2007 file photo shows "Fun Size" and "Mini" candies in New York. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)

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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

FILE - This July 25, 2011 file photo shows Hershey's chocolate in Overland Park, Kan. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

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Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Prices for “Fun Size” and “Mini” candies are set to rise in 2015, according to chocolate candy companies.

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

A Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wed…

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at an event with American health care workers fighting the Ebola virus, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return from West Africa.

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AP investigation: US health system unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health-care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.

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Milk may not prevent fractures, study suggests

Got milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.

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