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

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:41

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:15

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:14

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?

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:12

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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Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:59

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:23

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'

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:56

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 Will Be Charged With Desertion, Lawyer Says

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:56

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

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Takeaways From The Federal Report On Deadly Force By Philadelphia Cops

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:30

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:01

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:04

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?

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:23

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:13

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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Yemen's President Flees Country As Rebels Capture Major Airport

Wed, 2015-03-25 07:40

State television, which is now controlled by the Houthis, said the rebels have seized an airbase that was critical to U.S. drone operations against al-Qaida. The base is just 35 miles from Aden.

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 07:21

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!

Wed, 2015-03-25 07:15

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

Wed, 2015-03-25 07:11

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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Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:39

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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Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After 9/11, But Must Speed Reforms

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:02

An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."

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Crash Victims Include Students, Opera Singers

Wed, 2015-03-25 06:00

One hundred and fifty people are believed to have died when Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed Tuesday. The passengers were from at least 15 countries, including the U.S.

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