'Brain on Fire:' Rare disease causes woman to suffer from hallucinations, paranoia and memory loss

A rare autoimmune disease causes a young 'New York Post' writer to have paranoia, hallucinations and seizures for one month. She doesn't remember much of it, but through interviews and medical records, she chronicles that time in her life in a new memoir

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Obama sworn in to second term at private ceremony

President Obama was sworn in Sunday to a second term, during a subdued and private White House ceremony that precedes the pomp of Monday's public inauguration. 

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Flu season fuels debate over paid sick days

An unusually early and vigorous flu season is drawing attention to a cause that has scored victories but also hit roadblocks in recent years: mandatory paid sick leave for the 40 percent of American private-sector workers -- more than 40 million people -- who don't have it.

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Death toll at Algerian gas plant rises to at least 81 as bomb squads find more bodies

The death toll from the bloody terrorist siege at a natural gas plant in the Sahara climbed to at least 81 on Sunday as Algerian forces searching the complex for explosives found dozens more bodies, many so badly disfigured they could not immediately be identified, a security official said.

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Top Democrats optimistic Congress will pass gun control legislation, with outside Washington help

Top Democrats expressed confidence Sunday that Congress will pass significant gun-control legislation, with the backing of Washington lawmakers and pressure from Americans across the country.

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