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Gene Linked To Alzheimer's Poses A Special Threat To Women

Scientists have figured out one reason women might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's: A risk gene doubles women's chances of getting the disease but has minimal effect on men.

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The Record

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo OutKast launched what may be its farewell tour over the weekend at Coachella, but the group and its fans, who have waited a decade for the reunion, might not have the same expectations.

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Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.

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Gene Linked To Alzheimer's Poses A Special Threat To Women

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A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast

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Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

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A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World

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Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

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Conflicting Tales Of A School Shooting In 'The Library'

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After Deaths, Renewed Focus On Leaky Gas Pipelines

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