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Special Election In Montana Will Fill The Vacant U.S. House Seat

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:08am

Democrats hope a singing cowboy in Montana will become their party's latest candidate to mobilize enthusiasm and money against Republicans in a special election for the state's only U.S. House seat.

United Against Trump, May Day Protests Expected To Swell

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:00am

Monday's protests for worker rights around the country are expected to draw larger than usual crowds this year due to President Trump's efforts to crack down on immigration.

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Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:59am

The industry has been in decline for years, partly because burning coal creates CO2 and warms the atmosphere. But there's a way to capture it — which has drawn praise from traditional enemies.

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Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio: 'We Can End Hunger In This Country'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:34am

The Top Chef judge, restaurateur and hunger advocate says many of our nation's problems are related to food, and one the biggest ways to address this is to make meals more nutritious and accessible.

(Image credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Food Policy Act)

In His Post-Fed Life, Bernanke Talks Taxes, Trump And Partisan Perceptions

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:32am

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke discusses the contradictory partisan divide in people's views of the economy, the economy's health and the problem of those left behind by economic change.

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Gabourey Sidibe's Message To The World: 'Mind Your Own Body'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:31am

"I am plus-size, I have dark skin and I am 100 percent beautiful," the actress says. Her new book, This Is Just My Face, is a collection of essays about body image and her rise to fame.

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A Lazarus Patient And The Limits Of A Lifesaving Stroke Procedure

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:29am

About 800,000 people have strokes each year in the U.S. Most are caused by clots that block blood to the brain. In some cases, doctors can remove the clot using a device that looks like a fishing net.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Kurt Hinrichs)

Yo-Yo Dieting May Pose Serious Risks For Heart Patients

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 3:28am

People with heart disease should keep their weight down, but it can be hard to lose weight and keep it off. Now a study shows big fluctuations may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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