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After kicking cancer to the curb, a Texas oncology nurse discovers the power of essential oils for hair regrowth and launches her own handmade hair care line.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton released her platform on technology that promises to breathe life into the economy-- but would Silicon Valley approve? The Wall Street Journal's Colleen McCain Nelson has the latest details.