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Pros And Cons Of Prostate Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends doing away with prostate cancer blood testing as part of routine medical screening. The panel found that, while one in 1,000 men could be saved by the screening, many more will undergo unnecessary--and often dangerous--treatments as a result. We talk about the risks and benefits of prostate-specific antigen tests.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding

The eight-part drama that begins Thursday stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a British baroness with an Israeli passport. She's a fearless actor in a show full of kidnappings, seductions and betrayals.
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Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm?

A group of environmentalists in Vermont aren't at all squeamish about "pee-cycling." A local hay farmer is using their pee as fertilizer as they run tests to find out how safe it is for growing food.
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On Cantor's Last Day As House Majority Leader, Debate Surrounds His Legacy

In his last address to colleagues as Majority Leader, Cantor told his colleagues to remember the House's bipartisan accomplishments.
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Meet HitchBOT, The Robotic Hitchhiking Wonder

With a bucket for a body and foam noodles for limbs, hitchBOT is a story-telling, story-collecting, hitchhiking robot invented by two professors. And it's just embarked on a trip across Canada.

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