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46 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been once again thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion amid rising concerns of terrorist recruitment in America. Newspaper op-eds, advertisements and social media posts have highlighted connections between Boston-area mosques and terrorists and suspected terrorists, despite efforts locally to denounce them. ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Associated Press

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Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.

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1 HOUR AGO - Forbes

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Growing Antibiotic Shortages Threaten Patient Care

A disturbing new report shows that shortages of many important antibiotics have been worsening since 2007. Antibiotics accounted for 15% of all drug shortages from 2001-13, affecting 148 anti-infectives. Of particular concern, as study author Larissa May, MD, of George Washington University notes, “We found a tremendous number of drugs that [...]

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1 HOUR AGO - Forbes

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Obamacare Penalty May Not Be High Enough For Middle Incomes

Even though penalties under the Affordable Care Act for not having health insurance jumped significantly this year, they still might be too low to attract Americans to signup for subsidized coverage, a new analysis shows. Avalere Health, a Washington health policy and consulting firm, said some middle income healthy individuals would [...]

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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Maine casino report adds new twist to fiery gambling debate

Many lawmakers have long lamented that Maine's lack of a comprehensive gambling policy has allowed casino developers to write the rules and use the citizen initiative process to let voters decide their fate. [...] a $150,000 report commissioned last year by the Legislature, which concluded that Maine has room for more casinos and provided a blueprint for establishing a competitive ...

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