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Child workers as young as 7 getting sick on U.S. tobacco farms, report says

Posted: 05/14/2014 - You may have to be at least 18 to buy cigarettes in the U.S., but children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.

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Keith Crisco, Clay Aiken's congressional opponent, dies

Posted: 05/12/2014 - Keith Crisco, the North Carolina congressional candidate running in a Democratic primary election against Clay Aiken, was found dead in his home Monday. Crisco, 71, died from injuries sustained from a fall, WRAL reports.

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Hero mom: He mattered way more than I did

Updated: 05/12/2014 - Lying in her hospital bed, Christina Simoes knows she may never walk again, but she says she's thankful she and her toddler son are alive after she jumped from a burning building with him in her arms.

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Sen. Rand Paul: GOP's voter ID push completely crazy

Posted: 05/10/2014 - Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., condemned his party's push for voter identification laws as "completely crazy" Friday, saying it's "wrong for Republicans to go too crazy on this issue because it's offending people."

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Norman Rockwell original found in Massachusetts school

Posted: 05/10/2014 - A painting that hung in the Gardner High School principal's office in Gardner, Massachusetts, for nearly 50 years is headed to the auction block and it is expected to sell for close to $2 million, CBS Boston reports.

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Jacob's 14-year run as most popular U.S. baby name ends

Posted: 05/09/2014 - Noah sailed past Jacob to become the most popular U.S. baby name for boys in 2013, ending Jacob's 14-year run at the top. Sophia was the most popular baby name for girls for the third straight year.

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Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Posted: 05/08/2014 - Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

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Feds to schools: You must accept children of undocumented immigrants

Posted: 05/08/2014 - The Justice and Education Departments are teaming up to remind public schools that they are required to provide all children with equal access to education at the elementary and secondary level regardless of their parents' or guardians' citizenship or immigration status.

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Furor over school essay assignment questioning whether Holocaust happened

Posted: 05/08/2014 - The school board of a Southern California district where students were told to write an essay on whether they believe the Holocaust really happened said at a packed public meeting Wednesday night that it was a "horribly inappropriate" assignment for which the board takes "full responsibility."

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House votes to hold Lois Lerner in contempt

Posted: 05/07/2014 - The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions related to the agency's undue scrutiny of certain tax-exempt groups.

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