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New York City's Bloomberg Leaves Mixed Results On Health

Bloomberg reduced smoking in New York City but failed to match that much copied success with other campaigns, such as one to lower obesity rates by regulating the size of sodas sold in city fast-food restaurants.

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Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn'

This year saw a much-ballyhooed reissue of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Virtually ignored was a reissue of the 1969 album Then Play On, Peter Green's last LP with the band. The recording signaled a spiritual quest already in progress.

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At Long Last, Female Ski Jumpers Can Go For Olympic Gold

The event makes its debut in Sochi after a fight that landed in a Canadian courtroom and endured years of setbacks. At trials in Park City, Utah, on Sunday, ski jumper Jessica Jerome, 27, became the first woman to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

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At Long Last, Female Ski Jumpers Can Go For Olympic Gold

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Whale Traffic Jam Delights Visitors And Baffles Scientists

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$0 Profits Couldn't Hold Back This Year's Tech Darlings

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Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn'

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