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The Key to Weight Loss -- Gut Bacteria?

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5 Christians Who Make Their Living Telling Kids Outrageous Lies About Sex

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Should Colleges Buy Ammo for Student Gun Clubs?

Concealed-carry laws are not the only controversy to hit college campuses since the recent wave of mass shootings sparked a national debate about guns. Last week, the student congress of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill passed a bill making it harder for the school's Tar Heel Rifle and Pistol Club to use student government funds to buy ammunition. The vote prompted a lawsuit within the school's student supreme court, while the Young America's Foundation, a national group promoting conservative politics on college campuses, charged that students with liberal views on guns had improperly targeted the gun club.

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9 Wild Campaign Money Stats

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The Nasty Truth About the Online Retailers You Probably Used for Your Holiday Shopping

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Arsenic in Your Apple Juice? How a Dangerous Poison Found Its Way Into Fruit Juice

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The 10 Worst Post-9/11 Military Contracting Boondoggles

 After three years, the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting completed its business this week. In its final report to Congress [1] (PDF), it estimates that the federal government has lost [2] between $31 and $60 billion to contractor fraud and waste since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq started. "The government was not prepared to go into Afghanistan in 2001 or Iraq in 2003 using large numbers of contractors, and is still unable to provide effective management and oversight of contract spending," said [3] commission co-chairman Michael Thibault.

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The 5 Funniest Things Molly Ivins Said About Rick Perry

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Could You Live a Year Without Money?

By choice, Mark Boyle basically doesn't have a cent—or, more accurately, a pence—to his name. Boyle lives in rural England in a trailer he spotted on Freecycle.org. He feeds himself by growing everything from barley to potatoes, foraging wild edibles like berries and nettles, and occasionally dumpster-diving for luxuries like margarine and bread. He cooks with a wood stove fashioned from large restaurant olive cans; brushes his teeth with his own mixture of cuttlefish bones and fennel seed; and makes paper and ink from mushrooms. He barters labor for rent, Internet service, and whatever else he can't find, grow, or make.

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