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Some troops turn to liposuction to pass fat test

JULIE WATSON Associated Press Writer   SAN DIEGO (AP) — Soldiers often call plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum in a panic. They need liposuction — fast. Some military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from their waists in a desperate attempt to pass the Pentagon’s body ...

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Maya Angelou accepts Mailer Center lifetime award

NEW YORK (AP) — Her body weak, her voice rich and strong, Maya Angelou sang, lectured and reminisced as she accepted a lifetime achievement award Thursday night from the Norman Mailer Center. The 85-year-old author, poet, dancer and actress was honored during a benefit gala at the New York Public ...

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Tennessee’s health rate ranks low amongst other states

BC-TN–Editorial Rdp/1004 Tennessee editorial roundup The Associated Press Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: Oct. 21 Jackson (Tenn.) Sun on a healthier Tennessee goal of new foundation: Tennessee consistently ranks near the bottom when it comes to the overall health of the state’s residents. From obesity to smoking-related illnesses to diabetes, ...

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Some States Will Reopen National Parks

AP-US-Shutdown-National-Parks/993 Some states reopen nat’l parks; others eye options MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Obama administration’s willingness to reopen national parks shuttered by the government shutdown came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won’t see again. So ...

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Q&A About the Defecit Debate

AP-US-Deficit-Q&A/1264 Obama, GOP talks leading back to deficit debate JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly it’s about the deficits. As a deal moves toward ending the partial government shutdown, raising the nation’s line of credit, and abandoning the drive to upend the 3-year-old health care law, Washington’s attention ...

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Enterprise Holdings to hire 11,000

APNewsBreak: Enterprise Holdings to hire 11,000 JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Enterprise Holdings told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it plans to hire 11,000 new workers by the middle of next year, thanks to the success of its trio of car rental companies. The hiring, expected ...

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