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3:14 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:35 am

There's no getting around the fact that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a huge problem in the U.S. Prescription drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes.

But the overdose risks vary quite a bit depending on where in the country you live. One reason is that how often doctors prescribed the drugs, such as Percocet, Vicodin and generic opioids, varies widely by state.

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The Two-Way
3:08 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

FTC Alleges T-Mobile Charged Customers Millions In Bogus Charges

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 7:49 pm

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint on Tuesday, alleging that wireless provider T-Mobile made hundreds of millions of dollars on bogus charges against its customers.

Essentially, the FTC claims that T-Mobile knew that its customers never ordered text message subscriptions for things like "flirting tips, horoscope information or celebrity gossip," but it still continued to charge them $9.99 a month for the service.

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The Two-Way
2:46 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

For Sale: South Dakota Town With Bar, $399,000

Swett Tavern has many updates, including a new horseshoe-shaped bar, an extra party room and a stage area, according to the real estate listing.
Courtesy of Stacie Montgomery

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 9:38 am

It may seem there's nothing to do but play video lottery, shoot pool and drink at the still-breathing tavern in otherwise dead Swett, S.D. But the town was listed for sale last week for $399,000, and it's actually fairly well-located.

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The Two-Way
2:05 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

5 Things To Know For The U.S. Vs. Belgium Game

The return of U.S. striker Jozy Altidore, who had been sidelined by a hamstring injury, could help the Americans as they face off against a talented and young Belgian team Tuesday.
Marcos Brindicci Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 2:24 pm

Today, players and fans of the U.S. and Belgium are building toward a decisive game that will send one team to the World Cup's quarterfinals and send the other packing. Two key questions are whether the U.S. can strike early, as it did against Ghana, and whether Belgium can pull away late, as it has in all its games so far in Brazil.

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Technology
1:25 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Facebook's Newsfeed Study: Was It Ethical Or A Violation Of Privacy?

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 2:20 pm

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