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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

Choosing a heart-healthy lifestyle can help protect your brain as you age, research suggests. And it's not just memory skills that benefit. Problem solving abilities and judgment are preserved, too.

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Politics

Politics In Real Life: Paid Family Leave A Big Concern, Not A Top Campaign Issue

After Nancy Glynn got pregnant, she learned her employer didn't offer paid family leave. Then, like many Americans, she discovered it was hard to get by without it.

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Law

6 Years Later, Families Of LA Serial Killer's Victims Still Await Closure

Police allege Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrorized LA for decades, targeting mostly young black women. As his trial wraps up, critics wonder if racial bias caused the investigation to take so long.

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6 Years Later, Families Of LA Serial Killer's Victims Still Await Closure
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Immunotherapy Tablets For Dust Mite Allergy Reduce Asthma Risk
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Kansas Supreme Court Says Schools Could Close If System Doesn't Change
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Leicester City: From Last Place To England's Likely Soccer Champion
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On 'Changes,' Charles Bradley Keeps Going Forward
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