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Customers aren't flocking online as fast as company expected

NEW YORK (AP) -- Why is Netflix raising its prices? In part, because the company miscalculated how many people still want to receive DVDs by mail each month, a more expensive service to provide compared with its streamed Internet videos.


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Progressive Change Campaign Committee fumes over potential cuts to services

CHICAGO (AP) -- A liberal group upset over potential cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security has delivered pledges to President Barack Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters threatening to pull its support.


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Electric car drivers could cruise from Southern Oregon to Canada

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state transportation officials on Wednesday announced a new initiative to place electric vehicle charging stations at key intervals along the West Coast's busiest highway - a development that should allow drivers to cruise the 580 miles from the southern border of Oregon all the way to Canada by the end of the year.


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Proposal one of many forgotten Civil War moments now being recognized

DALTON, Ga. (AP) -- Badly outnumbered by Union forces and sensing looming defeat in the Civil War, Confederate Maj. Gen. Patrick Cleburne made a shocking proposal about a century and a half ago: the Southern government should free black slaves willing to fight in rebel ranks.


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Opinion piece in medical journal argues foster care more ethical than surgery

CHICAGO (AP) -- Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids' weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation's most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advocates who say the government should be allowed to intervene in extreme cases.

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Cancer concerns tied to medication from Bristol and AstraZeneca

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health regulators have concerns about bladder and breast cancer seen in patients taking an experimental diabetes pill from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca.

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Two-year jaunt will raise money for clean water in developing nations

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) -- Amy Russell isn't expecting her walk across Connecticut to pose much of challenge. It's child's play compared to the 7,000-mile, two-year trek across Africa she starts in January in an effort to raise money to help provide clean drinking water for people in underdeveloped countries.


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Growing up black in the segregated 1960s, Deborah Goldring slept two to a bed, got evicted from apartment after apartment, and watched her stepfather climb utility poles to turn their disconnected lights back on. Yet Goldring pulled herself out of poverty and earned a middle-class life — until the Great Recession. First, Goldring's husband fell ill, and they drained savings to pay for nursing homes before he died.


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Incident sparked allegations of racial profiling

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file charges against a University of New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at San Francisco airport.


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Cases have been repeatedly mishandled by medical examiners and coroners

Last week, an Orlando, Fla., jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, bringing to a stunning end a trial that had fixated the nation for weeks.


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