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Pink ribbons to Haiti

Pink ribbons to Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Having breast cancer here often means no care at all, or care that's too costly for any common person to afford, or a lot of initial missteps.

"I felt something in my breast that hurt," says a woman who asked to be identified only by her first name – Merlyn.

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Mandela gets OK to leave hospital

Mandela gets OK to leave hospital

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from a hospital and will continue receiving treatment at his home in Houghton, a spokesman for South African President Jacob Zuma told CNN on Wednesday.

Mandela, 94, was treated for an acute respiratory infection in 2011. He was hospitalized for a lung infection on December 8; and on December 15, he underwent surgery for removal of gallstones.

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  • Written by Kim Norgaard/CNN
  • Category: News

CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet

CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet

President Barack Obama's Cabinet – currently undergoing a mid-presidency shuffle – receives mixed reviews in a CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday.

But the president's wife, first lady Michelle Obama, still gets high marks as she prepares for another four years in the White House alongside the president.

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  • Written by Kevin Liptak/CNN
  • Category: News

Yolanda Adams: holidays, diabetes & control

Yolanda Adams: holidays, diabetes & control

Holiday meals and traditions don't have to disrupt your diabetes control. With a little preparation, you can get through holiday season and still enjoy it.

Award-winning Gospel singer and health advocate Yolanda Adams shares five simple tips to help take charge of your diabetes and help prevent gum disease this holiday season.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service
  • Category: News

Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

President Barack Obama is Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2012.

"We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Barack Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America," Time said in announcing its choice.

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  • Written by CNN
  • Category: News

Scott gets nod for U.S. Senate

Scott gets nod for U.S. Senate

Conservative Republican Tim Scott now is in line to become the U.S. Senate's only African-American member and the GOP's second African-American senator since Reconstruction.

Saying she was "convinced...he was the right U.S. senator for our state and for our country," Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced Monday she was appointing GOP Rep. Scott as Sen. Jim DeMint's successor.

Speaking at the South Carolina state house in Columbia, Haley said Scott had "earned the seat" by virtue of his personality and record. Scott will become the Senate's only African-American member and the GOP's second African-American senator since Reconstruction.

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  • Written by Peter Hamby/CNN
  • Category: News

'These tragedies must end'

'These tragedies must end'

NEWTOWN, Conn. – "We can't tolerate this anymore."

That's what President Barack Obama told those attending a memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., two days after a man shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people – 20 of them children no older than 7, who would never go on a date, drive a car, marry or have kids of their own.

Obama offered his condolences, saying, "All across this land of ours, we have wept with you." He praised the residents of Newtown for having pulled together and "loved one another" with a spirit all could emulate. And he asked whether more could be done to prevent more parents, sisters and brothers, like those in this quiet New England town, from suffering similar heartaches.

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  • Written by Susan Candiotti and Greg Botelho, CNN
  • Category: News

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