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John Boehner Is Re-Elected House Speaker

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:05pm

The Ohio Republican received 216 votes. At least two dozen fellow Republicans voted against him.

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Dubuque, Iowa, City Council Bans Sledding In Most City Parks

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:51pm

The City Council passed the law because it was concerned about possible lawsuits. Other municipalities have passed similar ordinances. A repeat offender could face a $750 fine.

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Bariatric Surgery Cuts The Risk Of Death Years Later

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:50pm

People considering weight-loss surgery haven't had much evidence on long terms risks or benefits. A study finds lower death rates after surgery, even for people who were older and less healthy.

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HBO’s 'The Wire' Now Looks As Modern As It Feels

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:50pm

TV critics from NPR and the Baltimore Sun discuss how the series, newly remastered, has been prescient in predicting modern concerns.

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Small Batch: 'The Bachelor' Farms Iowa For Fresh Meat

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:48pm

A short edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour takes a look — somehow both rueful and gleeful — at the opening episode of a new season of the silliest dating show we can't believe we watch.

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