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Republicans Try To Rap It Up

usnews.com — Pitbull speaks on stage at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2013. The rapper recently attended a fundraiser with Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott. Rappers for Republicans? This midterm election season there's evidence the GOP is making inroads with some of hip hop's biggest stars.
Oct 30, 2014

He hasn't endorsed goo.gl/Uktksr RT @karol: @davecatanese Where's Jay-Z on it? Or any rapper who endorses Democrats?

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VIDEO: Two Bears Get Into a Street Brawl in New Jersey

usnews.com — Back off, Yogi. Two bears were caught in a street fight in Rockaway, New Jersey, according to a YouTube video posted Oct. 27. The video, which shows New Jersey license plates in the background, was reportedly shot in August.

Kentucky: Alison Lundergan Grimes Trails Mitch McConnell

usnews.com — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is trailing Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky's hard-fought U.S. Senate contest. And her own pollster just said so. Mark Mellman, one of the Democratic Party's premiere pollsters who is tracking Grimes' race, told an attendee at a Bipartisan Policy Center event Thursday morning his candidate is behind.
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8 Ways You’re Telling Your Boss, ‘I Don’t Want to Be Here’

money.usnews.com — Kicking your feet up and browsing on a tablet will convey your apathy for the job loud and clear. Do you occasionally daydream about responding to an impossible deadline request by laughing in your boss's face and dumping your coffee on her shoes?
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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The 6 Golden Rules of a Healthy Grocery Cart

health.usnews.com — If you find yourself in the non-produce middle aisles, choose products with few ingredients. I like to think of myself as a fairly non-judgmental kind of girl. The problem is, when I'm waiting in the grocery store checkout line, that persona goes out the store's sliding doors.
Oct 30, 2014

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3 Job Evils That Pollute Your Productivity

money.usnews.com — If you have tasks coming at you from every angle, use these time-saving strategies to get back on track. You're not getting anything done today, but don't blame your Twitter feed. The business of just doing your job could be the primary thing keeping you off task.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Riding the Bus and a Beach Body: the Surprising Connection

health.usnews.com — It turns out riding the bus to work could actually be good for you. For most of us, there's absolutely nothing sexy about riding the bus to work in the morning: It's crowded, someone is always yammering away on a cell phone and if you're lucky, at least your seat neighbor with the over-sized duffel in his lap showered before leaving home.

The Diabetic Kid's Halloween Survival Guide

health.usnews.com — Too much candy can cause blood sugar levels to rise, which can be dangerous for diabetics. It's that time of year again: Jack-o-lanterns decorate front porches, the air is crisp and cool, and creepy costumes line storefront windows. Halloween can be a scary time for different reasons - especially considering about 4 percent of all candy consumed in the U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Enterovirus May Have Caused Maryland Meningitis Outbreak

usnews.com — A meningitis outbreak at the University of Maryland may be related to another virus that has swept across the country during recent months, though further testing is being conducted to determine the possibility. If the tests are positive, it would mean that yet another manifestation of enterovirus-68 has occurred.

New Hampshire Senate Race Will Show Where 2014 Elections Are Headed

usnews.com — The race between Scott Brown, left, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is coming down to the wire. By Lara Brown The Wall Street Journal's Janet Hook and Rebecca Ballhaus are right to look to New Hampshire's Senate race for "an early signal of how the rest of the night plays out for the parties across the country."

Hillary Clinton: Working Women Are Good for All Economies

usnews.com — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed the importance of women to the nation's economy in a speech Thursday. Former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the economic case for women's participation in the economy Thursday at Georgetown University.
Oct 30, 2014

Policymakers must consider legislation to promote equal men and women's workforce participation, @HillaryClinton says usnews.com/news/articles/…

Twitter Chat: Steer Clear of Common College Application Mistakes

usnews.com — With regular decision college application deadlines only a few months away, high school seniors are scrambling to gather and complete their required materials. From writing standout essays to tracking down strong letters of recommendation, applying to college is a huge investment of students' time and energy. It's also full of opportunities to screw up.

Toxic Chemicals and Carcinogens Skyrocket Near Fracking Sites, Study Says

usnews.com — A Pennsylvania farmhouse sits below pipes and pumps used for hydraulic fracturing in 2011. Oil and gas wells across the country are spewing "dangerous" cancer-causing chemicals into the air, according to a new study that further corroborates reports of health problems around hydraulic fracturing sites.
Oct 30, 2014

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Immigrant Detention Centers in Texas, New Mexico Have Old Problems, Report Finds

usnews.com — Federal officials put an end to immigrant family detention at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, following complaints and legal issues regarding the facility's substandard conditions. Migrant women and children who have illegally entered the U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

Obama administration is under fire for immigration centers built this summer to hold mothers and children usnews.com/news/articles/…

Oct 30, 2014

Report: New immigration detention centers are just as bad as the old that was forced to stop holding families in 2009 usnews.com/news/articles/…

Obama Administration's Gainful Employment Rules Upset Student Groups, For-Profits

usnews.com — New regulations from the Department of Education and Secretary Arne Duncan could leave for-profit colleges ineligible for federal financial aid. The Obama administration released new rules intended to hold career colleges accountable for the future well-being of their students on Thursday, but government officials appear to be the only ones truly pleased with the final draft.

Video Exposes True Extent of Sexual Street Harassment

usnews.com — There is no excuse for how she was treated. We have a new infraction: Walking While Female. A videographer, Rob Bliss, decided to chronicle the sort of daily harassment women get on the street every day.
Oct 30, 2014

An actress did nothing more provocative than walk on the sidewalk. The responses from men are repulsive. Video: usnews.com/opinion/blogs/…

John Denver Bust Missing After Heavy Metal Ball

usnews.com — In this May 2011 handout photo, made available on Thursday by the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, a bust of the late Colorado musician John Denver sits on the induction wall at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame Museum at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo.

Before Joining a Loyalty Program, Pick Your Destinations First

travel.usnews.com — Airline miles, hotel points, credit card rewards... there's a slew of loyalty programs permeating the travel industry, each with its own quirks and idiosyncrasies. Among all this confusion, the biggest mistake travelers make when it comes to joining a program is choosing the wrong one. What's the "right" program?
Oct 30, 2014

What's the right loyalty program for you? The answer to that question is another question — where do you want to go? ow.ly/DArCC

Are You Cut Out to Work From Home?

money.usnews.com — Successful telecommuters are self-disciplined, focused and comfortable working independently. Many of us dream about working from home. But is it as easy as it looks? There are some people who know instinctively that it won't work for them, because there are too many distractions and things they'd rather be doing - and would do while at home.
Oct 30, 2014

.@careervalet asks: Are you cut out to work from home? (Me personally? No. There are too many blankets at home.) money.usnews.com/money/blogs/ou…