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Some states let minors buy e-cigarettes

CDC: More than 16 million children in 10 states have access to electronic cigarettes.

WALKOUT

Congressional staffers stage walkout in latest police protests

Congressional staff protested decisions by grand juries not to charge police officers in the killings of unarmed black men.

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Shutdown averted: House narrowly passes spending bill

The House of Representatives averted a shutdown, passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite Democratic objections.

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Shutdown deadline looms as opposition mounts

With the threat looming of a midnight government shutdown, the fate of a $1.1 trillion spending bill remains in doubt.

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43 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

A new report shows nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers have unpaid medical debts.

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Falling oil prices boost U.S. economy

Gas prices have dropped by about 64 cents to $2.76 per gallon since the beginning of the year.

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Healthcare.gov sign-ups grow

More than 600,000 people have signed up for a 2015 insurance, 48 percent of whom were new to the plan.

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For CIA, fallout from Senate report is far from over

As outcry grows over brutal interrogations, America's spy agency appears caught in the crossfire.

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Ebola fighters, survivors named ‘person of the year’

The medical relief teams working in western Africa are the 2014 honorees.

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McDonald’s to debut slimmed-down menu next month

McDonald's will cut eight foods and reduce the number of Extra Value Meals on its menus in a bid to speed up service and bolster sales.

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Obama announcing $1B for early childhood education

President Barack Obama will announce a public-private investment in programs for the nation's youngest learners.

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U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State

Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted strikes against the militant group in Syria and Iraq.

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Obama tells Latinos immigration policy won’t hurt them later

The President sought to reassure Latinos that signing up for deportation relief is safe.

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Congress reaches $1.1 trillion spending bill

The bill aims to avoid a government shutdown at midnight on Thursday.

cia

Sexual threats, other CIA methods detailed in new report

Harsh interrogation tactics were ineffective at eliciting critical information, according to a new Senate report.

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10K playpens recalled due to strangulation hazard

Dream On Me is recalling its Incredible playpens because their rails can collapse.

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Survey: Job market looks stronger in next 3 months

A large survey of employers indicates hiring in the first quarter could get the biggest boost in seven years.

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Nissan, Hyundai, Jaguar issue recalls

Nissan Juke SUVs and several Infiniti models, Hyundai sedans, and Jaguar sports cars have been recalled.

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Hagel in Baghdad as U.S. sees momentum against ISIS

The U.S. has expanded its presence against Islamic State militants, four months after starting a campaign of air strikes in Iraq.

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State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence.

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Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.

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New Driving Laws For Seniors On January 1st

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Changes in driving laws are coming for seniors on January 1st.

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Study: Dozens Of Deaths At Unlicensed Day Care Centers

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A study shows there have been dozens of deaths at unlicensed day care centers over the past ten years.

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Morrissey Says He Won’t Run As Democrat

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Henrico Delegate Joe Morrissey says he won't seek the Democratic nomination to run for the seat he's vacating.

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Local Christmas Tree Recycling Announced

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The annual Christmas tree recycling program for Charlottesville and Albemarle has been announced.