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Scientists: Genes, Not Sun, Behind Redheads' Increased Melanoma Risk

Posted: 11/03/2012 - Redheads have long been known to be at a higher risk for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, because their fair and sometimes freckly skin provides less natural protection against UV radiation from the sun - or so doctors had thought.

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What Caused Generators To Fail At NYC Hospitals?

Posted: 11/03/2012 - There are few places in the U.S. where hospitals have put as much thought and money into disaster planning as New York. And yet two of the city's busiest medical centers failed a fundamental test of readiness during superstorm Sandy this week: They lost power.

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World War II Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies

Posted: 11/02/2012 - Several hundred Navajo code talkers served in World War II. They transmitted key messages from the front line in their native language. The Japanese never managed to crack the code, and only a few of the heroic code talkers remain alive today.

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Three Ways Election Day Could Get Ugly

Updated: 11/02/2012 - There isn't any polling to back it up, but trust us on this one: After roughly two years of campaigning, a deluge of campaign ads, and enough media coverage of President Obama and Mitt Romney to make a four-year-old cry, most Americans would really like the presidential election to come to an end on November 6.

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Mitt Romney Makes Surprise Move to Win Pennsylvania

Posted: 11/01/2012 - In a late campaign push to change the battleground map, Mitt Romney will travel to Pennsylvania on Sunday in the hopes of capturing the traditionally Democratic-leaning state.

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Emily Rahimi's FDNY Tweets Were a Lifeline In the Storm

Posted: 11/01/2012 - Emily Rahimi, who tweets for the FDNY, stayed at her post from Monday morning until 6:00 Tuesday evening, acting as a 911 liaison and comforting the fearful. (Emily's photo from FDNY.)

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Sandy's Overall Death Toll Reaches 157

Posted: 11/01/2012 - Superstorm Sandy deaths reach 157 overall, including at least 88 in the United States. A half-million-plus New York City customers are still without power.

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Sandy Devastation: A First Look At Long Beach Island

Posted: 11/01/2012 - The barrier islands along the New Jersey shore were especially hard-hit by superstorm Sandy. CBS News was one of the first news outlets allowed onto Long Beach Island, N.J., to see the damage there.

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4 Hurt During Halloween Party Shooting At USC

Updated: 11/01/2012 - Authorities say four people were shot and wounded during a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus and two suspects were in custody.

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Obama to Storm Victims: We Will "Cut The Red Tape"

Posted: 10/31/2012 - The storm's death toll reaches 124, with 56 of those in the U.S. New Jersey Gov. Christie asks for patience as crews try to restore power. Mass transit across the Northeast is in disarray. 10,000 National Guard troops are on duty to help.

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Homeowners May Face Mold Problems After Sandy

Posted: 10/31/2012 - The damage from Sandy is extensive, but for those returning to their homes, there may be a harder-to-see problem that could pose a potential health risk.

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