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South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online – Bangor Daily News

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical. The family physician stopped accepting all forms of health insurance. In early 2013, Ciampi sent a letter to…

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Featured Story Drones and the New Vision of War Fred Kaplan – MIT Technology Review

Editor’s Note: This story relies upon anonymous sources who could not have spoken on the record without prosecution or other serious repercussions. The author revealed their identities to MIT Technology Review. The unmanned aerial vehicle—the “drone,” the very emblem of…

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36 Hours in Verona, Italy – New York Times

Compact and easy to navigate, Verona remains one of Italy’s most underrated cities despite its picturesque center of cobblestone streets lined with medieval pink-hued buildings, well-preserved Roman sites and dozens of churches. A short hop from major hubs like Milan…

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Cleaning More Than Cobwebs – New York Times

It turns out that Bhakti Sondra Shaye does windows. She also scours microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers and closets. Recently, she arrived at my front door, swathed in a pale pink pashmina, brandishing an empty pink spray bottle. Slight and pixieish, she…

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Jaden Smith Wears Iron Man Costume On Date With Kylie Jenner (PHOTOS) – Huffington Post

Forget gas masks, Jaden Smith has one-upped Justin Bieber in the weird getups department by dressing up in an “Iron Man” costume. The 14-year-old was spotted in New York City on Wednesday with his rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner. And while…

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Dave Barry’s Mix of Over the Top Humor, Seriousness Reflects ‘Insanity’ of Miami – PBS NewsHour

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, switching the tone just a bit for a conversation with humorist Dave Barry. Barry is well-known for his long-running newspaper column about all things wacky and wonderful in Miami. And Miami is the setting for his…

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Higher-Ups Knew of IRS Case – Wall Street Journal

By JOHN D. MCKINNON, SIOBHAN HUGHES and DAMIAN PALETTA The Internal Revenue Service’s watchdog told top Treasury officials around June 2012 he was investigating allegations the tax agency had targeted conservative groups, for the first time indicating that Obama administration…

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Writer Advocates ‘Clean’ Start for America on Addiction – PBS NewsHour

JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight, a new book argues that blaming addicts for their addictions could hurt people’s chances for getting clean. Judy Woodruff has our conversation. JUDY WOODRUFF: Drug abuse and substance addiction costs the United States nearly $ 600 billion…

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Justin Bieber Booed At Billboard Music Awards, Claims He’s An Artist (VIDEO) – Huffington Post

Justin Bieber was booed at the Billboard Music Awards, despite winning two awards and performing twice. The “Beauty and the Beat” singer was accepting the Milestone Award when the crowd seemed to erupt in boos. Looking a bit confused, Bieber…

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Will Smith’s Kids Are ‘Not His Property’: ‘I’m Trying To Release The Sense Of … – Huffington Post

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — Will Smith has a new outlook on teenagers: Parents do indeed understand. The rapper-turned-actor says he’s “grown a lot” since writing the Grammy-winning 1988 hit that humorously declared they didn’t. All three of his children…

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