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For The Modern Man, The Sweatpant Moves Out Of The Gym

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:46am

High-end sweatpants are becoming a staple in an increasing number of men's wardrobes. It's part of a global fashion trend called "athleisure," where gym clothes find their way out of the workout room.

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Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:45am

A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?

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Black Representation On Ferguson City Council Increases From 1 To 3

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:38am

Two African-Americans won seats on the six-seat panel on Tuesday. The St. Louis suburb has been in the national spotlight since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man.

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Chicago Mayor Keeps His Job In Tough Runoff Election

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:41pm

Rahm Emanuel has won a second term, fending off Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title, 5th In 7 Years

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:29pm

With the 63-53 victory over Notre Dame, coach Geno Auriemma collects his tenth championship ring since 1995 — a streak of dominance few teams or coaches in any sport can compete with.

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Stan Freberg, A Genius Of American Advertising, Dies

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 7:32pm

Freberg was one of the first to inject satire into commercials. In the 1950s and '60s, he created countless memorable ads using pointed humor.

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Stan Freberg, Advertising Satirist, Dies at 88

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:48pm

Stan Freberg, the acclaimed satirist who brought humor to the world of advertising, died Tuesday at 88.

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