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New York's Most Expensive Apartments Are Jail Cells

The city spent an average of $167,000 per inmate on its jail system in 2012, according to a new report from the city's Independent Budget Office. That's nearly three times the cost of New York State's prison system and five times as much as the national average, according to data from the Vera …

Rikers Island

Doctors Fleeing Medicare? Not So Fast, Feds Say

Are doctors so fed up with Medicare's stagnant pay and bureaucratic rules that they're bailing out of the program?<p>Short answer: Yes, some are. Long answer: Not as many as you might have thought.<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported recently, the number of doctors who opted out of Medicare tripled …

Baby giant panda cub born at National Zoo

It’s a … panda!<p>Zoologists at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC, were greeted with good news on Friday, when giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a baby panda cub.<p>"Mom and baby are doing very well," Dr. Brandie Smith told TODAY on Saturday.<p>Staffers at the zoo had kept their eyes glued to …


Yosemite Fire Called One Of Largest In Recent California History

A wildfire that has spread into Yosemite National Park is now threatening the power grid that supplies San Francisco, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency for the city.<p>The 200-square-mile Rim Fire also threatens thousands of homes and has forced the evacuations of hundreds.<p>Bob …

The holy war over Obamacare

The Obamacare wars have gone holy.<p>As in politics, the religious world is riven by the health law. Sympathetic faith organizations that see an opportunity to live up to their God-given mission to aid the poor are stepping up to White House efforts to get people covered. Evangelicals and conservative …

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Where to Glamp Like a Champ

What to do if you love the great outdoors but want to rough it without, well, really roughing it? You glamp!<p>Courtesy Oyster

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

Abandoned Doctor's House Photos Reveal The Past Lives Of A Mansion (PHOTOS)

When we come across photos of forgotten homes, they usually leave us totally stunned and full of questions. And we're clearly not the only ones who find these images captivating. We stumbled upon photographer Daniel Marbaix's Flickr site, chock full of eery pictures like these from an abandoned …