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Big tech companies lash out at government snooping

December 10, 2013 10:59 am

Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood. A coalition that includes Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft lashed out in an open letter printed Monday in major newspapers.

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Do You Know How to Treat the Flu?

December 10, 2013 10:58 am

Last year's flu season hit harder and earlier than it had in a decade, which is especially troubling given a new national survey that shows almost half of Americans don't know how to treat the flu. Dr. Susan Rehm discusses. Photo: Getty Images.

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Dr. Joel Palesky Weighs In on the HPV Vaccine Controversy

December 10, 2013 10:58 am

Doctors say the human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, may prevent cervical cancer, but two sisters say they believe the drug caused them to lose their abilty to have children. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Joel Palesky of the University of California San Francisco weighs in on the pros and cons of the HPV vaccine.

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´Rainbow Nation´ Mourners Swarm Mandela´s Mansion

December 10, 2013 10:58 am

Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shouldersoutside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader — a vivid example of the "Rainbow […]

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DC Schools Killing My Autistic Son´s Chances To Learn, Read, Live On Own

December 10, 2013 10:57 am

Greg Masucci hopes his 6-year-old son will be able to say his own name… and he's not alone. Autism diagnosis rates are rising, but education for children with the disorder is lacking. We learn about the emotional fight so many parents are facing.

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Baked Apples with Meringue Topping Recipe

December 10, 2013 10:57 am

Martha Stewart and Isaac Mizrahi bake apples with a meringue topping.

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How to Cash In on Your Old Smartphone

December 10, 2013 10:57 am

Looking to upgrade? Kiplinger's Andrea Browne has ideas for making a buck on your old phone.

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The Reform Government Surveillance Letter

December 10, 2013 10:56 am

Ryan Neal and Vincent Balestriere discuss the NSA World of Warcraft spying, Xbox Live conversation monitoring, and the open letter calling for surveillance reform sent to the federal government.  

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GM Names Mary Barra CEO

December 10, 2013 10:40 am

General Motors product development chief Mary Barra has been named the company's new CEO, the first female head of a U.S. car company. (Dec. 10)

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December 10, 2013 10:39 am

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