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Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

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Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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2 days ago

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

Only about a third of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college math and reading courses.

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Childhood obesity not down in U.S

Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study.

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4 days ago

You can get a bachelor’s in beer

Students at Southern Illinois University will be able to get a B-S degree that could stand for Brew Studies.

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1 week ago

McDonald’s testing ‘Grand Mac’ and ‘Mac Jr.’

Move over Big Mac, there's a new sandwich in town.

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1 week ago

Visa says its chip cards are getting faster

Though the wait can be just seconds, in today's economy of swipes and scans, the cards have been a nuisance for high traffic retailers, for example, a coffee shop during the morning rush.

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1 week ago

Could DNA analysis improve your workout?

A new study suggests that athletes using DNA-matched training improved their performance almost three times more than those on mismatched programs.

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1 week ago

Why Cookie Monster just can’t help it

Compared to toddlers who crave salty foods, little ones who mindlessly snack on cookies and cake may be more likely to wind up overweight, a U.S. study suggests.

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2 weeks ago

Poll: Americans angry with federal government, happy at home

A new poll suggests that government is to blame for a lot of the anger Americans are feeling these days.

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2 weeks ago

Homeland Security: Windows users should remove QuickTime

The U.S. government has recommended that Windows PC users uninstall Apple Inc's QuickTime video player after security software maker Trend Micro Inc said on Thursday it had discovered two new bugs in the software.

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2 weeks ago

Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items ‘Made in the USA’

A mere 9 percent say they only buy American.

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2 weeks ago

Women-only car services fill a niche, but are they legal?

Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions.

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2 weeks ago

This food truck has gone to the dogs

The Seattle Barkery is capitalizing on the Seattle-area's love of dogs and food trucks by offering homemade treats for canines.

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2 weeks ago

Facebook’s next frontier: Chatbots, live video

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it will begin allowing developers to build chatbots inside its Messsenger app that will enable users to communicate with businesses one-on-one in its latest efforts to dominate enterprise transactions and customer service.

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2 weeks ago

Record number of hackers exploited software flaws

The number of previously unknown software flaws used by hackers more than doubled last year, a new report says, in another sign of the increasing sophistication of cybercrime and online espionage.

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3 weeks ago

Craft beer fans face squeeze with hops in short supply

Fans of craft beers could soon face higher bar bills as small, independent brewers face a potentially serious shortage of a vital ingredient: hops.

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3 weeks ago

Pay your taxes, buy a Slurpee at the 7-Eleven

It may sound like a strange idea — but it's part of an IRS effort to provide new ways to pay taxes for those who don't have a bank account or credit card.

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3 weeks ago

Big apple chill: Cold snap could nip fruit in bud

The late-season Arctic blast in the East could take a big bite from their budding crops.

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3 weeks ago

FBI director says unlocking method won’t work on newer iPhones

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's secret method for unlocking the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters will not work on newer models, FBI Director James Comey said.

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Today in entertainment history: April 29

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

15 hours ago in Entertainment

Pitch, please: Julia Robert ‘sells’ sex toys on ‘Ellen’

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The "Pretty Woman" star, who plays a host on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in her new movie "Mother's Day," was tasked with gushing about a blind item, which members of the studio audience could see.

20 hours ago in Sports, Weird

Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet

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An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500's first official poet since the early 20th century.

20 hours ago in National

Survey: Most Americans support usage fees to fix crumbling roads

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The cost to repair and upgrade the U.S. surface transportation system to meet current and future demands is in the "hundreds of billions of dollars," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said last year.

20 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Green Room’ is a gory, good time

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It's lean, mean, loud and grisly, and a ton of bloody fun.