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Colo. pot aids kids with seizures, worries doctors

(AP) — The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi.

Older Americans are early winners under health law

(AP) — For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

White House: Stimulus bill was good for economy

(AP) — The White House says a costly spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law five years ago Monday was good for the economy and helped the U.S. avoid another Great Depression.

Intellectually disabled struggling to find work

(AP) — Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. Even when they find work, it's often part time, in a dead-end job or for pay well below the minimum wage.

Next up: TV ads just for you, dear voter

(AP) — The days when political campaigns would try to make inroads with demographic groups such as soccer moms or white working-class voters are gone. Now, the operatives are targeting specific individuals.

1 month after spill, W. Virginians wary of water

(AP) — More than a month after chemicals seeped into West Virginia's biggest water supply, Jeanette Maddox would rather bundle up, drive to a shopping center parking lot and fill jugs of water from the spigot of a tanker truck than trust the tap in her kitchen.

US stocks have their best week so far this year

(AP) — The stock market is closing out its best week of the year as investors react to better earnings from U.S. companies.

Few eligible patients can get weight loss surgery 


(AP) — Like 78 million other Americans, MaryJane Harrison is obese.

Mammoth tusk may be largest found in Seattle area

Scientists say this tusk fossil dates back at least 16,000 years when ice swept through the Seattle area.(AP) — The mammoth tusk found this week at a construction site appears to be the largest and most intact mammoth fossil ever uncovered in the Seattle area, experts say.

Jos. A. Bank buying Eddie Bauer in $825M deal 


(AP) — Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. is buying the parent company of Eddie Bauer in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $825 million that will help strengthen its men's wear business and diversify its offerings.