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If You Ride the Subway to Work You're About to Get Screwed

Millions at high risk for lung cancer should be screened yearly, panel says

In a move that could affect millions of current and former smokers, a highly influential, independent panel of medical experts is recommending yearly screening for healthy adults between the ages of 55 and 80 at high risk for lung cancer.<p>The screening would be done with low-dose computed …

Cancer

Iran wants American tourists, and a boomlet has begun

The U.S. and Iran may have miles to go in their negotiations over curtailing Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the ease in hostility has already produced a boomlet in American travel to Iran.<p>Three U.S.-based tour operators say they've seen a surge of bookings and questions about Iran in recent months. …

South Asia

US museums display 'bizarre' belongings of Saddam Hussein - U.S. News

The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, Fla., features a uniform once belonging to Saddam Hussein. The display includes a treat the dictator enjoyed, a Mars bar, placed in his right hand.<p>By Erik Ortiz, Staff Writer, NBC News<p>A decade after Saddam Hussein's capture and seven years since his …

What Israel's Release Of Palestinian Prisoners Means For Peace

On Tuesday, Israel released another two-dozen Palestinian prisoners convicted of violent crimes against Israelis.<p>It's the third of four groups to be released before their sentences are up, part of a confidence-building deal that helped restart peace negotiations in July.<p>Palestinian Omar Masoud was …

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24 People Who Decide What's 'Cool' In America

We've selected the best of the best and created a list of who determines what's cool in America.<p>Some of the people who made the list are controversial public figures who move fashion trends based on what they wear. Others are executives who run multi-billion dollar companies.<p>Everyone on the list is …

Michelle Obama

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington state "pot czar" Mark Kleiman implied that we as a society are largely ignorant when it comes to the …