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Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah is considered one of the most influential Muslims in the world. As a respected scholar, he has issued edicts to explain why groups such as the Islamic State have it wrong....
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Major food companies have cut trillions of calories, and studies show Americans are consuming fewer calories because of it. But some advocates think companies should do more to improve our diets....
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Part of each hospital's income now hinges on keeping patients with chronic conditions healthier outside the hospital. One medical center has hired nurses and social workers to act as health coaches....
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The marathon bombing defendant's lawyers had hoped to move the trial to Washington, D.C., arguing media coverage in Boston had biased the jury pool. They'd also hoped to delay the trial 10 months....
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The jury heard testimony from about two dozen witnesses and reviewed photos and videos in coming to its decision. The family of the driver who was killed says, "This matter is not at rest."...
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When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste....
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As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts....
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A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly....
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful....
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The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died Wednesday at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn....
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