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Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014

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Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Advocacy groups barely waited for President Barack Obama to finish speaking about sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system to start warning about scams.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014

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Magicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold letters: Houdini.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014

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Turkey's great escape foils my Thanksgiving plans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Sundays before Thanksgiving, my farming partner and I brought a live turkey in a burlap sack to our urban farm on the outskirts of Portland. The lanky brown-feathered bird quietly took her place in our chicken coop.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Brawny bearded brewers bare nearly all for charity

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — If hops make you hot, and you like your men like your beer — stout — these guys have just the thing for you.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Black Friday gun buys test background check system

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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