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CATHERINE RAMPELL: When gray meets brown

OPINION: The fact that the country is aging bodes poorly for public spending on todays youth

I’m pessimistic that urging compassion will change the way Americans think about economically immobile youth for two major reasons. Both are related to demographics: The country is getting older, and its younger generations are less white.

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MICHAEL GERSON: The next epidemic

OPINION: The Ebola outbreak should be a wake-up call

The next time a politician sneers at “foreign aid,” substitute the words “disease surveillance” and see if his or her statement still makes sense.

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Squawk of the Day - March 31, 2015

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Republicans vs. Republicans

OPINION: Ted Cruz already is subject of negative chatter from within the GOP

Talk radio is already taking sides and trying to tell conservatives which potential nominee is most worthy to wear the mantle of Ronald Reagan.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: Obama opponents still awaiting the apocalypse

OPINION: The Affordable Care Act has failed to produce the disaster its fiercest critics predicted

The worst failings of the Affordable Care Act are beyond its supporters’ control. Because of persistent, irrational Republican opposition, more than 20 states have refused to expand Medicaid — even though the feds would pay the lion’s share of costs

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Thumbs Up - March 30, 2015

Thumbs Up! March 30, 2015

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Squawk of the Day - March 30, 2015

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Sorry, Coach Lowe, cussing is becoming today's norm

OPINION: Quest for 'realism' is chipping away at standards of decency

Swearing, once the secret language of boys being naughty, is becoming all too common.

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Bright Side of the Day - March 29, 2015

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Squawk of the Day - March 29, 2015

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BARRY LEVINE: Fool make its way into song titles

THE OLD ROCKER: History of April Fools Day cloudy

To honor this unique celebration, here are some of my favorite songs with the word “fool” or a derivative of the word in the song’s title.

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JIM HENDRICKS: Getting the unknown behind you

OPINION: A colonoscopy is your best defense against developing colon cancer

Last year, I decided to finally get a colonoscopy, which I should’ve done when I hit 50. It wasn’t something I’d consciously put off, more like something I’d never gotten around to. Plus the idea of someone running a camera through my colon, on the whole, wasn’t something I was looking forward to getting behind me, so to speak.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: It's important to know your numbers

HEALTH FITNESS: There are important numbers you should be aware of

There are some numbers everyone should know about themselves, including weight, blood pressure, waist size, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar level.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at quotes about foolishness

HISTORY: April Fool’s Day and more

Many historians believe April Fool’s Day dates as far back as 1582.

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