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Midday Roundup: When small-scale stardom isn’t enough, try politics

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Candidate runner-up? Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has announced his bid for Congress. Aiken, a Democrat who is openly gay, will run for the…

Brain-dead Canadian woman kept alive to save her baby

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Health | Just a week after a Texas man won his fight to have his pregnant wife removed from life support, a Canadian man is hoping doctors can keep his wife alive long…

Midday Roundup: Sandra Fluke goes from birth control to ballots

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | House race. Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law school student who became a household name after urging Congress to include contraceptive coverage in Obamacare,

Adult stem cell discovery could save embryos from scientific research

By Lynde Langdon
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Science | Scientists have announced a breakthrough in stem cell research that is good news for both patients and embryos. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital…

Midday Roundup: Waxman retires, conservatives rejoice

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Done. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is retiring after 40 years in office. That’s right. Voters sent him to Washington 20 times. Pundits describe Waxman, 74,

Globe Trot: Obama administration mute as Iraq unravels

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: Anbar Province, and particularly Fallujah, is experiencing its worst cycle of violence in years. At Fallujah Hospital, a nurse told me a…

No GMOs in new Cheerios

By Julie Borg
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Food | General Mills stirred a decades-old controversy earlier this month when it announced it would begin producing Cheerios that are free of genetically modified…

Globe Trot: Hope for peace in Syria begins to sink

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: The showboat the United States has made of Syrian peace talks in Geneva began to sink before it ever sailed. Direct talks with the Syrian…

Family docs: Lung cancer screening advice is a bad prescription

By Mark Russell
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Health | Last week, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with a federal task force and other medical organizations by rejecting a new…

Testing morality

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Will safer and more sophisticated prenatal tests give parents a helpful heads-up, or prompt abortions?

Drowsy drug

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Scientists explain why a swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy in Europe

Womb for rent

By Lynde Langdon
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Health | A new, radical surgery offers hope to women who are missing reproductive organs due to birth defects or disease. But that hope comes at a cost and raises the…

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