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How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:38

Twenty years ago, many scientists didn't think that genes could cause diseases like cancer. The discovery of the BRCA gene for hereditary breast cancer changed that. Mary-Claire King tells how.

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Federal Court Upholds Stringent Abortion Restrictions In Texas

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:34

The court found the state was within its rights to require abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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President Prepares To Meet King As U.S.-Saudi Divisions Deepen

Thu, 2014-03-27 13:00

On the eve of President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, Robert Siegel speaks with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. They discuss U.S.-Saudi relations and questions on Iran.

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In Egypt, Defendants Are Being Tried By The Hundreds

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:38

A judge this week sentenced more than 500 men to death for the killing of a policeman. He's now presiding over a case with 700 defendants as the country's courts come under increasing criticism.

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Custom Chromo: First Yeast Chromosome Built From Scratch

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:14

It's not about making designer beer. Johns Hopkins scientists and undergrads stitched together strands of yeast DNA as a step in exploring the essential genetics of various species: What makes us us?

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U.N. General Assembly: 'No Validity' For Crimea Referendum

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:10

In a rebuke of Moscow, the 193-member body votes to condemn Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

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Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

India and 10 other Southeast Asian nations have eradicated polio, health leaders say. The milestone means 80 percent of the world's population now lives without risk of the paralyzing virus.

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Internal Report Clears Christie Of Bridgegate, But Dems Don't Buy It

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

Gov. Chris Christie's administration has released the results of an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closures. The report clears Christie of wrongdoing, but New Jersey Democrats question its validity.

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IMF Bailout Comes With A Hefty Side Of Pain For Ukrainians

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a large bailout for Ukraine's struggling economy, but the austerity measures that come with it will have a severe impact on the population.

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In First Visit To The Vatican, Obama Finds Himself Moved

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

President Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time at the Vatican. The meeting is intended to mark a fresh start for the administration's sometimes-strained relationship with Catholic leadership.

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With $1B In Aid For Ukraine, Congress Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

Congress has approved a billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine. Both chambers voted in favor, two days after Senate Democrats removed a provision to overhaul the International Monetary Fund.

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Air Force Roots Out Cheaters In Ranks — As Well As Why They Did It

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

The Air Force has implicated some 100 officers in a cheating scandal at U.S. nuclear missile bases. Its investigation has found an issue: Officers often feel pressure to achieve near-perfect scores.

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Israeli Prisoner Release Steps Toward Peace And Draws Controversy

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00

Israel is preparing a prisoner release as part of the peace process with Palestinians. Arab citizens of Israel are set to be let go, a move more controversial than releasing non-citizen Palestinians.

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9 Missile Commanders Fired, Others Disciplined In Air Force Scandal

Thu, 2014-03-27 11:25

The actions stem from a scandal over cheating on proficiency exams at the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

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The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

Thu, 2014-03-27 11:25

It's the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that's as good as much pricier models.

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Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds 6 Million

Thu, 2014-03-27 11:19

That means the White House reached its revised enrollment goal for the first year the Affordable Care Act was in full effect.

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Jump In Autism Cases May Not Mean It's More Prevalent

Thu, 2014-03-27 11:18

The number of children diagnosed with autism keeps rising, but researchers warn that it may be just because we're getting better at recognizing and treating the disorder.

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Texas Judge Orders State To Reveal Source Of Execution Drug

Thu, 2014-03-27 10:30

Texas has argued it needs to keep its supplier secret because its previous supplier received threats and stopped selling them the sedative used in the execution cocktail.

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Mudslide Volunteers: 'We're Going In Whether You Let Us Or Not'

Thu, 2014-03-27 09:40

Search efforts continue in the tiny community that was devastated on Saturday. Officials warn that the death toll, now at 25, is likely to go up substantially.

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Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Sanctions On Russia

Thu, 2014-03-27 09:20

The House and Senate have passed versions of a bill to grant $1 billion in loan guarantees to Kiev and impose economic penalties on Moscow for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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