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Missouri rodeo clown banned for Obama mask flap

Missouri rodeo clown banned for Obama mask flap

SEDALIA, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A rodeo clown Monday was banned from working Missouri's State Fair for wearing a Barack Obama mask and asking the crowd if it wanted to see a bull run over him.

Unpaid bills and utility cutoffs increase

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Utility companies across the United States are more often turning power off to customers who cannot pay bills, industry figures show.

Millions in U.S. face energy shutoff

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- Large numbers of Americans face the prospect of energy shutoffs during the coming months because of rising energy prices and stagnant wages, officials said.

'Doctor' claims dance show rip-off

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- A man who bills himself as "The Dance Doctor" is suing Fox TV in Los Angeles, claiming the network ripped off his idea for "So You Think You Can Dance."

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Middle class applying for energy aid

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Middle-class people from the suburbs of New York are seeking government help for high heating bills -- and getting turned down.

Cleveland Clinic docs vote to ban Natrecor

CLEVELAND, May 4 (UPI) -- Cleveland Clinic heart doctors have voted unanimously to severely curtail or even ban the clinic's use of Johnson & Johnson drug Natrecor.

Heart drug may increase risk of death

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- A team of cardiologists said Tuesday their analysis of data on the medication Natrecor obtained from the manufacturer suggests it could be placing heart-failure patients at an increased risk of death.
STEVE MITCHELL

Poor to get less help with heating bills

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Low-income residents who apply for state help to pay their heating bills this winter will get less money than last year, reports Stateline.org.
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