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Snapchat adds news, entertainment to its messaging service

Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and others to compete with Facebook and Twitter.

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Opera hopes to strike a chord with young listeners

National outreach programs hope to turn kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.

Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.

Drunk driving less likely in cities with Uber ride services

Mothers Against Drunk Driving works with Uber to establish ride service rights in cities around the world.

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We’re betting big on Valentine’s Day

Americans are feeling sweet about romance this year, with consumers opening up their wallets in the name of love.

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‘Autisms’ a more appropriate term, geneticists say

There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term is misleading, researchers say.

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‘No-tip’ restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

The restaurant has reignited debate over working conditions in the food service industry.

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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market

We're drinking more wine, bourbon, and whiskey than ever before.

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If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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Facebook cracks down on fake news

Facebook has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire.

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Gym time won’t cancel out all that sitting around we’re doing

It’s well known that too much sitting time is bad for our health but it turns out it might be worse than we thought.

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More than milk: Pairing booze with Girl Scout cookies

Here's our guide to pairing beer and wine with America's favorite cookies.

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In Internet age, J.C. Penney bringing back ‘Big Book’ catalog

The new, 120-page book will be sent to select customers in March, the first time it has sent out a catalog since 2010.

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Dealing with the flu in the modern world

Here are tips for keeping our lives as healthy and safe as possible.

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American women are having a lot of twins

Twins are being born at a higher rate than ever before, a trend health officials believe is due to increasing use of fertility treatments.

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CDC: 75% of flu shots are ineffective

More than three-quarters of Americans who got this season's flu shot could get the virus anyway.

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Americans have an appetite for labeling genetically-modified food

A new poll shows 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on GMO products.

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Grillers’ dreams steeped in smoke at ‘Camp Brisket’

Texas A&M University's Meat Science and Technology Center takes cooking school to a whole new level.

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Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook users will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

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Coming soon to a workplace near you: Wellness or else

Companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs.

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

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Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

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Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

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Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

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Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

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Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

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The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.