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A new study sought of its potential heart risks

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. said Tuesday that U.S. health officials rejected its experimental weight loss pill Contrave and requested a new study of its potential heart risks

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Rising industrial output has been a key driver for the economy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Factory activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in nearly seven years, as manufacturers reported a sharp jump in new orders.


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The storm could cover up to a third of the nation in brutal winter weather

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- As a monster storm began to bear down on the middle of the nation Tuesday, those in its frigid and dangerous path could only hope it wouldn't live up to the hype.


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With two scary hits on a single Sunday -- and with the fines, attention and acrimony that followed -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison became the symbol of a season in which the NFL tried to make clear what is and isn't the right way to tackle.


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Reduce daily sodium intake to little more than half a teaspoon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is telling half of the U.S. population to drastically cut their daily salt intake.
That's the advice to consumers — and the food industry — as the government issues new dietary guidelines, which are the recommendations behind the popular food pyramid.


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Storm believed to be bigger than some Midwest cities have seen in years

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A monster winter storm bigger than some Midwest cities have seen in years slogged toward the nation's midsection Monday as the region geared up its defenses against a potentially deadly mix of sleet, snow and ice.


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Thomas Jefferson's 'nullification' gave states ultimate say in constitutional matters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in nearly a dozen states are reaching into the dusty annals of American history to fight President Obama's health care overhaul.


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Jon Burge case hinged on torture, abuse over decades

A former Chicago police official is convicted of lying about the torture of suspects


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Move to deny citizenship to descendants of tribal members' black slaves

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday asked the tribe's highest court to restore a constitutional amendment approved by voters that would deny citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.


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The discovery of two "drug catapults" in the Mexican state of Sonora marks the latest twist in the cat-and-mouse game traffickers play with authorities.


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