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The itchy rash of eczema, also sometimes called atopic dermatitis, can be painful and unsightly.

People With Eczema Are Itching For Better Health Care

It might seem silly to miss work for a rash. But people who have eczema often have to put a lot of time and money into managing the itchy, inflamed rashes they get over and over. Lindsay Jones, who lives in Chicago, was diagnosed with eczema when she was 2 weeks old.

Mohammed Emwazi is a Kuwaiti-born Londoner believed to be "Jihadi John," the central figure in the beheading videos released by the self-declared Islamic State. A British group, Cage, was in contact with Emwazi several years ago and claims that his treatment by British security officials contributed to his radicalization.

The British Group With A Very Different Take On 'Jihadi John'

Every day new details emerge about Mohammed Emwazi, believed to be the masked man with a British accent known as "Jihadi John" who appears in execution videos by the self-declared Islamic State. At the center of Emwazi's story is a divisive London-based organization called Cage.

A Turkish Airlines jet is seen after it skidded off a slippery runway Wednesday while landing in dense fog at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Turkish Airlines' Near-Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport

Turkish Airlines has the first slot for landing at the Kathmandu airport, just after 6 a.m. In the winter months, this often means long hours circling over the hills south of the Kathmandu Valley and waiting for the dense fog to lift. Today wasn't any different. At around 6 a.m. local time, flight TK726 crossed from India to Nepal, and the pilot advised passengers that fog over the airport meant a 90-minute delay. But not to worry, he said, there was plenty of fuel.

Spain is exporting record amounts of wine. Earlier this year, Spain's King Felipe VI, center, and Queen Letizia toasted with Freixenet president Josep Lluis Bonet during a visit to the winemaker's headquarters in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain.

Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. Annual results have not yet been reported in Italy, which was the top exporter last year.

The growth is due to a bumper crop at Spain's vineyards in 2013 that allowed it to surpass France in the export rankings. But a Spanish industry group says that despite 22 percent annual growth in exports compared with 2013, Spain's overall wine profits fell 2 percent in the same span.

From Madrid, Lauren Frayer reports:

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) attends an Interior Ministry meeting Wednesday in Moscow. He condemned the death of Boris Nemtsov, saying it was a "disgrace" to Russia.

Putin Speaks About The Killing Of Kremlin Critic Boris Nemtsov

Russian President Vladimir Putin has for the first time spoken publicly about the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, calling his death a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister who became a major opposition figure, was shot four times in the back Friday as he was walking near the Kremlin.

"The most serious attention should be paid to high-profile crimes, including the ones with a political subtext," Putin said in a televised address to the Interior Ministry. He said the country should be devoid of the shame and tragedies it has recently seen and endured.

The IRS and the Department of Education have the power to make the FAFSA easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?

The Magic Trick That Could Shorten The FAFSA

Read part one of our reporting on the FAFSA, "Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That"

It's deadline time for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Better known as the FAFSA.

The daunting application — with its 108 questions — stands between many college hopefuls and much-needed financial aid.

Ferguson Police Department and the Municipal Court in Ferguson, Mo.

A Few Reactions to the DOJ's 'Scathing' Report on Ferguson Cops And Racial Bias

The Justice Department reportedly did not find enough evidence to charge white officer Darren Wilson with any civil rights violations for shooting Michael Brown last August. But they did find plenty of evidence of routine discrimination by Ferguson police against black residents.

What's A Patient To Do When Hospital Ratings Disagree?

When you face a choice about hotels, restaurants or cars, the chances are you head to the Web for help.

Online ratings have become essential tools for modern consumers. Health care is no exception to the ratings game, especially when it comes to hospitals.

Many people check up on hospitals before they check in as patients. But there's a catch. A hospital that gets lauded by one group can be panned by another.

Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, poses for a photo with her son Hiroshi Okawa, 92, left, and other family members and friends on her 117th birthday celebration at Kurenai Nursing Home in Osaka, Japan.

Born In 1898: World's Oldest Living Person Celebrates Birthday

It's now past midnight in Japan, meaning that Misao Okawa, the world's oldest human being, has officially turned 117. She was born on March 5, 1898, and now lives in a retirement home in Osaka.

Okawa has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.

Okawa celebrated her birthday by eating cake and taking photos with her family, which includes several great-grandchildren.

A valve on the Musashi.

Japanese World War II Battleship Musashi Found, Billionaire Paul Allen Says

The World War II-era Japanese battleship Musashi was sunk by U.S. warplanes Oct. 24 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, one of the largest naval battles of the war. Despite numerous eyewitness accounts at the time, the ship's location was never known. Until now.

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