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Right-to-Die Case at Supreme Court

December 16, 2013 11:30 am

The Supreme Court has begun hearing arguments about whether a doctor should be allowed to help someone to take their own life.

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U.S. Oil to Gush Near Record by 2016 -EIA

December 16, 2013 11:30 am

America is moving closer towards a goal of energy independence than earlier predicted. The U.S. is expected to pump out a near record 9.5 million barrels of oil per day by 2016, according to a new forecast by the Energy Information Administration. Faster-than-expected growth in emerging shale oil production is behind the higher forecast, which […]

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Latest Federal Rules, Requests Put New Pressure On Insurers, Says Moody´s

December 16, 2013 11:25 am

Insurers responded softly if not sweetly to the Obama administration’s latest requests and rule changes for individuals trying to buy coverage in online marketplaces by Jan. 1. Moody’s Investor Service, which is watching Obamacare from the outside, isn’t so tactful. The latest changes “impose additional financial risks” on the companies, Moody’s said in a Monday […]

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Fidel Castro appears in first photo in months

December 16, 2013 11:11 am

Official media have published the first photo of former Cuban President Fidel Castro in more than four months, showing the 87-year-old in animated conversation with a Spanish journalist. Journalist Ignacio Ramonet tells The Associated Press that the pair discussed Nelson Mandela’s death, Venezuelan politics and climate change for 2 ½ hours and “I found him […]

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Raw: in the Midst of Finals, Harvard Evacuates

December 16, 2013 11:10 am

Four buildings on Harvard University's campus near Boston were evacuated Monday after campus police received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed inside, interrupting final exams. (Dec. 16)

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Legendary Poet On Why She Refused To Teach Virginia Tech Shooter

December 16, 2013 11:05 am

Award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni joined HuffPost Live to talk about her latest book, "Chasing Utopia." She touched on her tenure at Virginia Tech during which she refused teach the Virginia Tech shooter.

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Legendary Poet On Falling In Love With Married People

December 16, 2013 11:04 am

Award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni joins HuffPost and talks about how at her age, everyone she falls in love with is already married.

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Poet Nikki Giovanni LIVE

December 16, 2013 11:04 am

Award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni joins HuffPost Live to talk about her latest book, "Chasing Utopia," and much more!

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11-Year-Old Arrested For Punching Grandmother During Christmas Shopping

December 16, 2013 11:03 am

An 11-year-old was charged with domestic violence after punching his 60-year-old grandmother in the face when she refused to buy him a toy.

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New Battle in War Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

December 16, 2013 11:03 am

As bacteria continue to develop resistance to existing antibiotics, scientists are working on new strategies to combat bug-borne infections and diseases, Shirley Wang reports.

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