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Morning Must Reads: February 18

Feb 18, 2015

I'm Not George!

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will proclaim Wednesday that "I am my own man," in an effort by the all-but-certain 2016 Republican presidential contender to distance himself from the legacies of his father and brother

The Minimum Exercise You Need

A study shows that women who work out much more than moderate exercisers do not necessarily lower their risk of heart-related problems

This Is How Much It Costs to Have Starbucks Delivered to Your Doorstep

The Seattle-based coffee behemoth has launched a new service to bring premium coffee beans to monthly subscribers

Last Week Tonight Gets 2 More Seasons

John Oliver will be launching into viral rants against the powers-that-be for years to come. The late-night comedian’s news commentary show has been renewed through 2017, HBO announced. The show will get two more seasons of 35 episodes each

Ukrainian Troops Withdraw From Key City

The Ukrainian army has withdrawn 80 percent of its troops from the strategic railroad junction Debaltseve, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on his official Twitter account. The eastern city has seen fierce fighting in recent days

Subzero Cold Coming to Iced-Over South

Hundreds of thousands across the Southeast were still without power Tuesday evening, and with another deep freeze arriving Wednesday, utility crews were in for a long week. In Nashville, Tennessee, the forecast low for Thursday morning is 2 below zero

Westminster Dog Show Names Best in Show Winner

Miss P, a beagle from the hound group, ran off with the prestigious Best in Show title Tuesday at the 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. "It was a tough lineup,” handler William Alexander said post-win. “I’m speechless”

Texas Judge Says State's Gay-Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A Texas judge ruled Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in just the latest of numerous rulings striking down bans across the country. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on same-sex marriage nationally later this year

Obamacare Signups in 2015 Enrollment Top 11 Million

More than 1 million people enrolled during the last nine days until the Feb. 15 deadline, the White House said Tuesday. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell added the final day was the biggest open enrollment day ever, this year or last

Endangered Species List Strikes Off Its First Fish

The Oregon chub became the first fish ever removed from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Animals on Tuesday. The minnow, unique to the state’s Willamette River Basin, was listed in 1993, when the population dipped below 1,000

Carnegie Mellon Accidentally Admits 800 Students

The Carnegie Mellon admissions office mistakenly sent an acceptance email Monday to about 800 applicants to the master's program in computer science, a program that usually receives just over 1,200 applicants. The college swiftly revoked the letters

Man Listens to 168 Hours of Nickelback for Charity

Jesse Carey, from Relevant magazine's podcast, began a self-imposed “ultimate test of endurance” Monday when he started listening to the entire Nickelback catalog, on repeat, for a week — a total of 168 hours — to raise funds for drinking water in developing nations

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