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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

FILE-This Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 file photo conveyors carry mixed plastic into a device that will shred recycle them at a plastics recycling plant in Vernon, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plast…

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

FILE-In this file photo taken Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, a plastic shopping bag liters the roadside in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

FILE-This file photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, plastic single-use bags are carried past the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. (AP Photo/Rich Pedronce…

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Irma Salazar, of Santa Ana, Calif., loads plastic grocery bags into her car, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in Santa Ana, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation on Tuesday imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Irma Salazar, left, of Santa Ana, Calif., loads plastic grocery bags into her car as her son Miguel looks on, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in Santa Ana, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation on Tuesday imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

Irma Salazar, left, of Santa Ana, Calif., loads plastic grocery bags into her car as her son Miguel looks on, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 in Santa Ana, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation on Tuesday imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

FILE-This Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 file photo shows a large pile of washed-up trash, including old plastic bags, sits alongside the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, Calif. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use …

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.

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Why teens are unfazed by the threat of repercussions

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you’ve ever tried to warn teenagers of the consequences of risky behavior — only to have them sigh and roll their eyes — don’t blame them.

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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

The authors of a new study project that more than 150,000 twenty-somethings will forgo having children after living through the “Great Recession.” Even when tough times are over, many will be less likely to start a family.

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For many women, recession means a childless life

For many women, recession means a childless life

NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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E-Cigarette Makers Confound

E-Cigarette Makers Confound

Tobacco companies, long considered public health enemy No. 1, have suddenly cloaked themselves as champions of lung health in the digital age.

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The Google Formula for Success

The Google Formula for Success

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses?

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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces carry a person rescued from a cabin on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surroundin…

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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high i…

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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

A helicopter of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force lifts a person injured during the eruption on Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surroundi…

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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Rescue workers carry a climber rescued from Mount Ontake into an ambulance, in Kiso, Nagano prefecture in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area …

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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at a cabin near the peak of Mount Ontake as plumes of smoke billow in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high in…

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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Plumes of smoke and ash billow from Mount Ontake as it continues to erupt in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake in central Japan erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. An e…

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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

A climber is lifted by a helicopter as being rescued from the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue worke…

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