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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on September 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Case Against Cosby

Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women before sex could bolster criminal and civil claims being pursued by his accusers, their lawyers said after reports on newly released court documents

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Most Americans Agree You Should Be 21 to Buy Tobacco

Three out of every four American adults favor increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, according to a study released by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on Tuesday. And 7 out of 10 cigarette smokers agreed

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General Mills Moves Toward Cage-Free Eggs

General Mills is working toward using exclusively cage-free eggs in its products, according to a statement released by the company on Tuesday. The food manufacturing giant did not provide a date by which it will be 100% cage-free, citing the avian flu crisis

Republican National Committee Holds Spring Meeting In Scottsdale, Arizona

Carly Fiorina Denounces Donald Trump

Carly Fiorina denounced Donald Trump's recent comments on Mexican immigrants, saying her fellow Republican presidential candidate "doesn't represent my party." Trump has said the immigrants coming into the U.S. from Mexico are "rapists"

Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk Unveils New Generation Of Batteries

Elon Musk: Explosion Is 'Huge Blow' to SpaceX

SpaceX engineers don't know what went wrong during the June 28 explosion of an unmanned SpaceX rocket, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Tuesday. "Obviously it's a huge blow to SpaceX," Musk said

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New Charges in Charleston Massacre

Dylann Roof, 21, who is accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston, has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, stemming from those who survived the attack, prosecutors said Tuesday

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Heroin Use in U.S. Reaches Epidemic Levels

New data released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that heroin use increased 63% between 2002 and 2013, and heroin-related overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled over the same time period

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Greek Prime Minister Races to Restart Talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads to Brussels, where he will try to use a bailout referendum win to obtain a rescue deal from European leaders. Tsipras faces pressure from creditors abroad and banks at home who all demand what his nation lacks: money

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White House Wants to Increase Solar Power Access

The White House unveiled a solar energy plan Tuesday that it said would help cut energy costs for low and middle-income Americans while also fighting climate change. The plan will help finance solar improvements at American homes

International Cannabis And Hemp Expo Held In San Francisco

Denver Activists Fight for ‘Social’ Marijuana Use

Denver residents are gearing up for another battle in the marijuana wars, collecting signatures to allow "limited social marijuana use." Now, people in the state capital can consume marijuana only inside places like homes or a rare "vape-friendly" hotel room