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Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes

The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.

French Prosecutors Put IMF's Lagarde Under Investigation

Christine Lagarde said the allegations of "simple negligence" stem from her days as finance minister under former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.

Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.

Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

Colorado is rolling out regulations for the edible-marijuana sector, including "emergency rules," which spell out serving sizes. But for now, most of the dosage education is falling to pot shops.

Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?

The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens' Health

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

American Reportedly Fighting Alongside Extremists In Syria Dies

The White House says it was aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in Syria, though it did not confirm he was fighting with the Islamic State. The terrorist group claims McCain died in battle.

Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics

President Obama has been widely criticized for not being combative enough. Commentator Frank Deford says we elected a basketball player, but ended up with a golfer.

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