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Lowell orthodontist pays settlement

A Lowell orthodontist has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle allegations that he improperly billed the state's Medicaid program, resulting in thousands of dollars in overpayments.  Full story

Remains found at late mobster's NY home believed to be human

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investigators have found what they believe are human remains in a search of the former home of late New York mobster Jimmy Burke, suspected mastermind of the 1978 Lufthansa cargo heist, New York City Medical Examiner spokeswoman Ellen Borakove told Reuters on Thursday. Full story

U.S. Naval Academy football players investigated for sexual assault

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three members of the U.S. Naval Academy football team are being investigated for the alleged sexual assault of a female student, the Pentagon said on Friday, the latest in a string of scandals that have thrown a spotlight on sex crimes in the military. Full story

Clarence Burke Jr., soul singer and songwriter, dies at 64

   As the lead singer of the Five Stairsteps, an R&B group, Burke and his siblings went on to score a string of hits in the 60s and early 70s. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

Fitness experts separate folklore from fact

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Can crunches create six-pack abdominal muscles? Do weight-lifting women risk bulging biceps? Is stretching always a good idea? Full story

Does America need a Republican party?

   Columbia University's John McWhorter, The Manhattan Institute’s Avik Roy, The Daily Beast’s Michelle Goldberg, and The Nation’s John Nichols discuss whether liberals have an investment in the Republican Party rebuilding itself.

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  Remembering CEO James Burke

The former head of Johnson & Johnson who later led the Partnership for a Drug-Free America has died at the age of 87. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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