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People

Police: Chris Brown charged with felony assault in DC

In this Feb. 10, 2013 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the 55th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown was arrested early Sunday in Washington after a fight broke out near the W Hotel, police said, complicating an already snarled legal history for the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer.

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Lifestyle

Number of plus-size women outweighs number of fashion choices

This undated image provided by H&M shows plus-size model Jennie Runk, who is a size 12 or 14, in a swimsuit ad from 2012. (AP Photo/H&M) by Mae AndersonAP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to women’s clothing sizes, there’s some funny math going on. The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960. Yet women’s plus-size clothing, generally defined as size 14 and up, still makes up only about 9 percent of the $190 billion spent annually on clothes. What’s wrong with this equation? It’s not that plus-size women aren’t into fashion. Rather, the fashion industry doesn’t seem interested in them.

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National

Kennedy’s vision for mental health never realized

In this Oct. 31, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy signs a bill authorizing $329 million for mental health programs at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Bill Allen, File) by Michelle R. SmithAssociated Press Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The last piece of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed turns 50 this month: the Community Mental Health Act, which helped transform the way people with mental illness are treated and cared for in the United States.

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Health

Insurance markets open to surge of new customers

Wendy Jackson, left, and others with Independence Blue Cross mark the opening health insurance exchange by providing information on health carereform at Suburban Station Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) by Carla JohnsonAP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The online insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul struggled to handle the wave of new consumers Tuesday, the first day of a six-month open-enrollment period.

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Business

When BlackBerrys ruled the world!

BlackBerry on May 13 unveiled the Q5, a lower-cost, brightly colored smartphone aimed at emerging markets. (CNN Photo/Courtesy BlackBerry) by Jonathan Anker (HLN) — Hey bud, what’s up? Got a second for your old man? I wanted to tell you about something. Just, please, put your iPhone down for a second so we can talk, OK?

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Sports

Boxing great Oscar De La Hoya admits himself to rehab

In this Dec. 9, 2011, file photo, boxing promoter Oscar De La Hoya watches during the the weigh-in for a fight between Amir Kahn and Lamont Peterson in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Oscar De La Hoya has admitted himself to a treatment facility as he continues to fight his substance abuse.

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Lifestyle

Another Skywalker: Lucas, wife have baby daughter

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson seen at The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Redtouch Red Carpet, on June 16, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision for EFG/AP Images) NEW YORK (AP) — “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and new wife Mellody Hobson have had a baby daughter.

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National

Autos troubles, race at root of Detroit collapse

In this Aug. 18, 2009, aerial photo is downtown Pittsburgh located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers on the north side of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true. It came true in cities across the industrial heartland, from Chicago’s meatpacking plants to the fire-belching steel mills of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. It came true for decades, as manufacturing brought prosperity to big cities in states around the Great Lakes and those who called them home. Detroit was the affluent capital, a city with its own emblematic musical sound and a storied union movement that drew Democratic presidential candidates to Cadillac Square every four years to kick off their campaigns at Labor Day rallies.