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More Americans see influence of religion waning

Nearly three-quarters of the public think religion is losing influence in American life, according to a poll released on Monday.

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Being a couch potato could cause depression

A new analysis ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression.

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Not so small: World’s population expected to soar

Higher-than-expected birth rates and longer life spans are expected to cause the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century.

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CDC urges healthy adults to get flu shot

The flu vaccine is recommended for nearly everyone age 6 months or older.

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American waistlines still expanding

The average waistline increased by more than an inch over the past decade.

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Urban Outfitters apologizes for Kent State sweatshirt

The shirt sparked outrage for its blood-red dye and holes, in a look reminiscent of the infamous 1970 campus shootings.

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Do you tip the hotel maid?

Marriott is placing envelopes in its 160,000 hotel rooms to encourage guests to leave gratuity.

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Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the church to be more open.

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Docs, developers want more from Apple’s watch

The Apple Watch, unveiled this week, is designed to be used alongside the iPhone.

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Long-awaited diet pill gets FDA approval

It's only the third obesity treatment in more than a decade to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Domestic violence costs trillions, kills thousands annually

Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars, experts say.

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CDC says American kids are eating too much salt

Children are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, health officials say.

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Apple unveils watch, bigger iPhone

It's been four years since Apple introduced a new gadget and the world's largest tech company hopes to wow consumers.

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Phone companies want to help you take sharper selfies

Tech companies are trying to come up with ways to help people do a better job of taking pictures of themselves.

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Starbucks plans new ‘super premium’ stores, offerings

The moves from the world's biggest coffee chain come as it faces growing competition from high-end craft coffee sellers.

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Apple adds security alerts for iCloud users

Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal.

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Cigarette company Reynolds taking nicotine gum national

Reynolds is taking its Zonnic brand nicotine gum nationwide, challenging the pharmaceutical industry's hold on the market for products to help people stop smoking.

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Facebook crashes for some U.S. users

Facebook went down briefly on Wednesday in what appeared to be the latest outage to affect the social network.

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Netflix won’t ‘share’ as much

The video-streaming service says it will scale back how much info it shares about its users on Facebook.

Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

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African-American Pastors Endorse Rauner

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

More than a dozen pastors of predominantly African-American congregations are endorsing the Republican candidate for governor.

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Ameren Threatens $20 Monthly Fee for No Smart Meters

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Ameren Illinois says customers who refuse to have an electricity meter installed will see an additional $20 monthly fee on their bills.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed on East Side

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A pizza delivery driver was uninjured when he was robbed by three assailants over the weekend.

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Man Charged in Connection With Pipe Bomb; Armed Bank Robbery

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Bradford Moss is charged with Possession of Explosives or an Incendiary Device and Attempt Theft.

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Illinois Is Not Gaining Ground on Poverty

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Census says numbers are stagnant