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14 breastfeeding myths

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Breastfeeding myths can change the course of your individual journey, whether you’re a new mom or a seasoned pro.Here, our experts debunk the most common breastfeeding tales and reveal their surprising truths.Myth #1: Breastfeeding will come naturally.“Breastfeeding is natural and normal, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy,” said Krista Gray, an international board-certified lactation consultant […]

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Maher slams ‘far left’

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February 24, 2011. Bill Maher arrives at The Hollywood Reporter Academy Awards nominee party in Los Angeles. (Reuters)Bill Maher criticized Elton John and other liberal celebrities for boycotting Dolce & Gabbana after the designers controversial comments about “synthetic children” born via in-vitro fertilization, reports Rob Shuter of naughtygossip.In an interview with Panorma magazine Dolce stated, “You […]

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Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

TUNIS, Tunisia –  Tunisia’s prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.State news agency TAP cites Prime Minister Habib Essid as saying that Khaled Chaieb, also known as […]

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Owners of llamas that sparked social media frenzy need license to showcase them, USDA says

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PHOENIX –  The llamas that became a social media sensation running around a Phoenix-area retirement enclave last month are saying goodbye to the spotlight with one last event Saturday.Kahkneeta and Laney, whose televised dash mesmerized the Internet and Sun City residents, will likely be making their final public appearance at a Phoenix race track, according […]

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Sound-based fire extinguisher

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 (Screenshot from George Mason University YouTube video)Two engineering students at George Mason University have created a potentially revolutionary fire extinguisher that uses sound to fight blazes.The brainchild of engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson, the device uses low frequency sound waves to extinguish fires. The students demonstrate the extinguisher in an amazing YouTube video.According […]

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Tax tips for the unemployed

Being unemployed presents a variety of financial considerations, including potential taxes. In some cases, federal tax laws could pose new costs to unemployed individuals. But in others, tax provisions could help ease, at least a bit, the financial strains of unemployment.Pay taxes on unemploymentFirst, the bad news. Unemployment compensation is taxable income. A few years […]

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‘Not going to change': Indiana gov defends religious freedom law

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File: Nov. 29, 2010: Then-Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., at the Detroit Economic Club in Birmingham, Mich. (AP)Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Sunday that a new state law that attempts to protect long-standing religious freedoms “is not about discrimination” and that he and other state lawmakers do not intend to change the legislation.Pence, a Republican, said the […]

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THE ‘MAN IN BLACK’ Ex-boxer Reid known for his share of bouts on Hill

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FILE: Feb. 24, 2015: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS)A massive, new photograph of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is affixed to the wall of his press office on the third floor of the U.S. Capitol.It’s no surprise the walls of Reid’s press shop are festooned with pictures of […]

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STUDENT’S PURSE FOUND Police look to new clue in hunt for missing woman

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Minneapolis police searching for a missing college student Sunday have reported finding the young woman’s purse near a bar where she was last seen early Friday.Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen around 1 a.m. at the Blarney Bar, a popular student hangout near the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis.“Purse belonging to Jen […]

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Islamic fighters led by Al Qaeda seize major Syrian city

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In this image posted on the Twitter page of Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Saturday, March 28, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, a fighter from Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front holds his group flag as he stands in front of the governor building in Idlib province, north Syria. (AP)BEIRUT –  Islamic fighters led by […]

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