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The Best Deals On High-MPG Cars

Posted: 10/15/2012 - With the 2013 model year already underway, automakers are offering a combination of zero percent financing and rebates or lease deals on some cars that can help you make fewer visits to the gas pump.

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CDC Scientists Fight To Stop Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.

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Salmonella Recall Expands To Raw, Roasted Peanuts

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Raw and roasted peanuts made by Sunland, Inc. are now being included in an ongoing nationwide recall of peanut and other nut products over potential salmonella contamination that has affected many popular brands.

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Meningitis Outbreak Spreads To 15 States

Posted: 10/15/2012 - The number of infections tied to a fungal meningitis outbreak has risen to 214 cases in 15 states, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday.

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Arlen Specter: A Battler Of Politics And Cancer

Posted: 10/15/2012 - During most of his 30 years in the Senate, Arlen Specter was best known as a moderate Republican. He served on the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, where he's remembered for his opposition to conservative Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in 1987.

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Skydiver Successfully Jumps From Edge Of Space

Updated: 10/15/2012 - Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner landed safely on Earth after a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere in a dramatic, daring feat that may also have marked the world's first supersonic skydive.

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L. A. Mayor Wants ID Card For Immigrants

Posted: 10/14/2012 - Immigrants would get access to banking services in Los Angeles under a proposal by the mayor that would create an official city photo identification card that could also be used as a prepaid ATM card for their private bank account.

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Costa Concordia Captain Heads To Court

Posted: 10/14/2012 - This past January, the cruise ship Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off the coast of Italy, killing 30 people and forcing 4,200 to abandon ship. The final salvage operations begin later this week as the captain heads to court, charged with manslaughter.

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Colo. Bid To Legalize Marijuana Leads In Polls

Posted: 10/14/2012 - While restaurant owners Wanda James and her husband, Scott Durrah, put the final touches on Jezebel's, their new southern-infused restaurant scheduled to open next month in Denver, they are campaigning for Colorado's ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use and tax the drug like alcohol.

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Drought Serves Up Bumper Crop Of Pumpkins

Posted: 10/13/2012 - Vernon Stade says this year's drought proved to be the worst ever for his corn crop in his 35 years of farming in the northern Illinois town of McHenry.

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Teen Who Posted Video On Bullying Found Dead

Posted: 10/13/2012 - Canada was in uproar Friday over a 15-year-old schoolgirl who was found dead, an apparent suicide, five weeks after she uploaded a video to YouTube describing years of bullying that drove her to drugs and alcohol.

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