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In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In December, Tania Bruguera planned a performance at Revolution Square. She ended up in jail and had her passport taken. Now she returns to the scene of her alleged crime. This time for an interview.

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Mosquitoes Can Smell Inside Your Blood

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

When malaria parasites infect blood, they manufacture odor molecules that smell sweet to mosquitoes, scientists report. So how do these odors get from the bloodstream to the insects?

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University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they're trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.

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Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.

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The Takeaway

From Angelina Jolie to Me: Facing The Risk of Cancer

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allison Gilbert has a lot in common with Angelina Jolie Pitt. Both women lost their mothers to cancer, and both also made decisions to remove their ovaries and their breasts.

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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.

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Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.

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A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To 'Professional Patient'

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition. But protracted treatment, even when successful, comes at a high personal toll for patients and their families.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Is Charged With Desertion

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in exchange for five detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison. He was captured in 2009 after walking off his post in Afghanistan.

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Takeaways From The Federal Report On Deadly Force By Philadelphia Cops

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Justice Department crunched years of data after Charles Ramsey, the city's police commissioner, requested that it look into how and when his officers used deadly force.

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Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Researchers were surprised by what they found when they sandwiched a drop of water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.

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Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these "heat-beater" beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.

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Obamacare Five Years Later: Thriving Or On Political Life Support?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The health care law has sliced the number of uninsured by a third. Yet it remains deeply polarizing, and its fate could be decided by the Supreme Court and the coming presidential election.

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Patients Often Aren't Offered Minimally Invasive Surgery

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Laparascopic surgery can be faster, safer and cheaper, but patients don't always get the choice even if it's appropriate, a study finds. Using it more often would reduce complications and save money.

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U.S. Confirms It Is Supporting Saudi Military Operations In Yemen

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The attacks, coordinated with 10 allies, began hours after rebels seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations against al-Qaida. The base is just 35 miles from Aden, an economic hub.

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With Sen. Dan Coats' Retirement, One More Gone From The Old School

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

These days, flying with both the defense hawks who want more money for the Pentagon and the budget hawks who want to attack the deficit has become more difficult within the GOP.

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How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kpetermeni Siakor was 900 miles from home when Ebola struck. But with special software, he helped direct volunteers and supplies to the right spots.

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Supreme Court Revives Pregnant UPS Worker's Discrimination Lawsuit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At issue is an employer's responsibilities under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The decision gives a former UPS driver another chance to show the company discriminated against her.

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The Takeaway

Future of Coal Industry Before Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The EPA says power plants that run on coal and oil emit too many harmful chemicals like mercury and arsenic. But industry backers say reducing emissions is too expensive. 

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Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices called a district court decision that upheld the state's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous."

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