The lightning storm killed 323 reindeer on the Hardangervidda plateau in central Norway. The government estimates that about 2,000 reindeer live in the area. Havard Kjontvedt/Norwegian Nature Inspectorate hide caption

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323 Reindeer Killed In Lightning Storm In Norway

The reindeer died on a mountain plateau in central Norway. "I don't remember hearing about lightning killing animals on this scale before," says a Norwegian environmental official.

Mylan, the maker of EpiPen allergy shots, says it will sell a generic version for $300, a price that consumer advocates say is still too high. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Maker Of EpiPen To Sell Generic Version For Half The Price

Mylan's move comes amid pressure from consumers and Congress to lower the allergy drug's price. In less than 10 years, the price has risen from about $100 to more than $600 for an injector two-pack.

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Dilma Rousseff Defends Herself Before Brazil's Senate

Impeachment proceedings against Brazil's suspended president are nearing an end. The final vote is widely expected to result in Rousseff's ouster — but first, she's delivering a dramatic address.

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Arts & Life

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

Don't be fooled by his mild PBS persona; the beloved painter was actually an exacting artist and businessman with — brace yourself — naturally straight hair.

The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

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Careful audits of a representative sampling of bills from 37 Medicare Advantage Programs in 2007 have revealed some consistent patterns in the way they overbill, a Center for Public Integrity investigation finds. Nick Shepherd/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging

The Center for Public Integrity

Federal audits of 37 Medicare Advantage health plans cited 35 for overbilling the government. Many plans, for example, claimed patients with depression or diabetes were sicker than they actually were.

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A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

Chocolate lovers may agree cocoa is the food of the gods, but how strong is the evidence that it boosts heart health? Researchers are recruiting for a new study aimed at answering this question.

A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

In 1960, all of Chile shook violently for more than 10 minutes. That quake along the western coast of South America was so big it changed the way people see the world.

When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

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