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An insurance company wants you to hand over your Fitbit data so it can make more money. Should you?

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Yes, John Hancock and other life insurance companies are primarily interested in saving money. But research shows you could benefit too.

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Police officer fired after saying he was going to arrest ‘these zoo animals’ in Snapchat post

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig described said the former officer "admitted that he did this. He said he didn’t mean it the way it came off.”

Monday, Sep 24

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A man accused of kidnapping and masturbating on a woman got a ‘pass.’ Now people want the judge and prosecutor out.

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State officials have called the case “very disturbing” but insisted that the judge and prosecutor were constrained by Alaska law.

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South Carolina is enduring some of its worst flooding from Florence, more than a week after it departed

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Rivers in the region are finally cresting and engulfing entire communities.

How one university teaches its students to vote (and it’s old-school)

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The voting program is working at Northwestern University, where new students are greeted by peers who talk to them about registering to vote and options for accessing ballots.

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A 6-year-old with autism vanished during a family walk. The FBI is searching for him.

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Local, state and federal authorities are searching for Maddox Ritch, a 6-year-old boy who has autism and went missing in Gastonia, N.C.

Admiral tapped for promotions despite dinners with ‘Fat Leonard’

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Defense secretary’s senior aide is cleared after three-year federal investigation.

Dallas Police Dept. fires officer who killed Botham Jean in his apartment

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Amber Guyger was already facing manslaughter charges, but police had not taken disciplinary action until Monday's firing.

Yale Law students sit out class, travel to Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh

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In the wake of sexual-assault allegations from decades ago that recently became public, students protested Yale graduate Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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She gave medicine to pets she rescued from Hurricane Florence. She was arrested for it.

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Tammie Hedges, who took in 27 cats and dogs during Hurricane Florence, is facing a dozen misdemeanor charges.

September’s full Harvest Moon peaks Monday night, but the show goes on for days

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This is a full moon that likes to linger low in the sky.

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Asteroid explorers take first hops, snap a photograph of their new world

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Two tiny robotic explorers took their first cautious “hops” — the first movements made by any human-made spacecraft across the surface of an asteroid.

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Storms fester in the Atlantic — including remnants of Hurricane Florence

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Moisture from Hurricane Florence rotated back into the Atlantic and is taking aim at the East Coast again.

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CIA renews focus on nation-state rivals, director says

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The agency is moving away from a consuming emphasis on counterterrorism to focus on foreign nations that challenge or threaten the United States.

Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy

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Several people with spinal-cord injuries are now able to stand, take steps and even walk, thanks to the device that stimulates electrical activity, accompanied by months of daily physical therapy.

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In Pew survey, women fare better on most leadership traits

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A new survey finds women tend to score better on a list of leadership traits. Despite these votes of confidence in their qualities, women increasingly doubt voters are ready to elect them.

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FBI says murder, violent crimes fell slightly after previous increases

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New crime statistics suggest slight decreases in murder, manslaughter, burglary and other violent crimes in 2017. Rapes rose 3 percent.

Sales are booming at a Manhattan typewriter store, mostly thanks to young people (and Tom Hanks)

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Vintage typewriters are making a comeback. Sales have skyrocketed to about 60 a month for Gramercy Typewriter Co., with millennials steadily buying the machines and bringing them in for repair.

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Arctic lakes are leaking dangerous greenhouse gases. And one is behaving very strangely.

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The volume of gas wafting from Esieh Lake could deliver the climate system another blow if lakes like it turn out to be widespread.

Sales are booming at Manhattan typewriter store, mostly thanks to young people (and Tom Hanks)

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“There's a big demand right now for what we do," said Schweitzer, 79, owner of Gramercy Typewriter Co.

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An Illinois priest living legally in the U.S. for 14 years is being deported — over a single vote he shouldn’t have cast

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The Rev. David Boase admitted to USCIS that he once voted by mistake 12 years ago — costing him a shot at citizenship and resulting in deportation.

Rod J. Rosenstein to stay in his position, will meet with Trump

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The two men will meet Thursday, the White House press secretary said, after officials had described a series of private discussions that pointed to Rod J. Rosenstein's resignation or firing.

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After Florence, thousands of dead fish wash ashore — onto a highway

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Residents described a "horrible decaying flesh smell," and firefighters tried to use a hose to clear the road.

Sunday, Sep 23

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A good Samaritan helped a stranded driver. Police say another man killed him — and stole his car.

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Dana Thomas Byrd stopped to see whether the man was dead, then took off in his car, authorities said.

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Even as the U.S. grows more diverse, the medical profession is slow to follow

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Blacks and Hispanics make up only small percentage of medical school graduates.

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The town that gave the world Spam is proud to be ‘autism-friendly’

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Ten years ago, Austin, Minn., became one of the first towns to launch a community-wide effort to reduce the disorder’s stigma and make businesses aware of the needs of autistic customers.

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‘I knew I’d never be the same’

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How the victim of a sexual assault not only recovered but also regained her goals in life.

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Men who allegedly shot neighbor in mattress dispute arrested — again — after video surfaces

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The father and son who allegedly killed a neighbor after a dispute over a mattress are back in custody after an outcry from residents.

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Congress allows airlines to continue passenger fees that cost $4.6 billion last year

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An effort to keep after-ticket prices “reasonable” gets snipped from the FAA reauthorization bill.