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Months After 'Blackfish' Release, Controversy For SeaWorld Grows

An anti-SeaWorld movement has unfolded online and on social media in the wake of the documentary about the death of an orca trainer at the park. Musical acts and schoolchildren have boycotted the theme park — but it's still drawing big crowds.

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The 'Downton Abbey Law' Would Let British Women Inherit Titles

British hereditary peers have always been able to pass down titles and estates to their male relatives. But now Parliament is considering a bill that would allow daughters to inherit as well.

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After Checking Blood Pressure, Kiosks Give Sales Leads To Insurers

People like the convenience of checking their blood pressure at free machines in pharmacies and supermarkets. But at least one company is selling the contact information of people who use its machines to health insurers seeking new customers.

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Boeing Machinists' Plight Marks Changing Times For Labor

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Months After 'Blackfish' Release, Controversy Over SeaWorld Grows

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After Checking Blood Pressure, Kiosks Give Sales Leads To Insurers

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Dean Winchester (left, played by Jensen Ackles) and his brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) battle evil beings on CW's Supernatural. The brothers may be easy on the eyes, but sex appeal alone doesn't explain Supernatural's passionate fan base. Cate Cameron/The CW hide caption

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The Few, The Fervent: Fans Of 'Supernatural' Redefine TV Success

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Muslim Women Challenge American Mosques: 'Now Is The Time'

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New Cubs Mascot Gets The Cold Shoulder From Some Fans

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Justices Appear Divided On Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

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The 'Downton Abbey Law' Would Let British Women Inherit Titles

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German Farmers Fear For Europe's Bacon With U.S. Trade Deal

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The Minnesota Orchestra's Labor Dispute Is Over. What's Next?

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