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Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

Hong Kong Clears Part Of Main Protest Camp

Pro-democracy protesters had held the site outside Hong Kong's main government buildings for nearly two months. "We will proceed on the principle of peace and nonviolence," said one protest leader.

Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

A Kurdish businessman decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.

A Rational Conversation: Can The Delayed Album Curse Be Lifted?

If we now know about albums languishing in the clutches of major labels, are they more likely to see the light of day? Will they be any good when they get here?

Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.

Man Gets 8 Months In Jail After Driving VW Hatchback Onto Race Track

The prank might represent a daydream of many would-be racers. But it also proved why such dreams should be pursued with both care and the proper equipment.

Toxic Tau Of Alzheimer's May Offer A Path To Treatment

Faulty forms of the brain protein tau trigger tangles inside and outside brain cells of Alzheimer's patients. Scientists say figuring out how to stop bad tau's spread from cell to cell might be key.

For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The No. 1 Cause Of Death

For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.

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