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5:29 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Soaked Texans Brace For More Storms After 7 More Inches Of Rain Fall

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 5:46 pm

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Law
5:28 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Silk Road Founder Sentenced To Life In Prison

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 6:09 pm

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Law
5:28 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Hastert Indictment Concerns Ex-Speaker's Time Before Congress, Reports Say

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 6:09 pm

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Shots - Health News
5:28 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

There are legal questions about how far employers can go to encourage participation in wellness programs.
Bjorn Rune Lie Ikon Images/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 6:09 pm

Scotts Miracle-Gro makes products for the care and health of lawns. The Marysville, Ohio, company says it wants to nurture its 8,000 employees the same way.

"It's very much of a family culture here," says Jim King, a spokesman for the Scotts company, which offers discounted prescriptions, annual health screenings and some free medical care.

In states where it's legal, the company refuses to hire people who smoke.

"We've been screening for tobacco use for about a decade," King says. "We no longer employ tobacco users."

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The Two-Way
5:02 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Reports: Ex-Speaker Hastert's Payments Linked To Sexual Misconduct

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks in Washington on July 28, 2009, following the unveiling of his portrait.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Fri May 29, 2015 5:40 pm

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting.

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