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Steve Case On D.C.'s Role In Tech's "Third Wave"

The co-founder of AOL and longtime resident of the Washington region shares his vision for the future of tech.

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Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Now that only three major candidates remain in the 2016 race for the White House, attention turns to the details of their policy proposals. Where the presidential candidates stand on key issues like job creation, healthcare, taxes and education.

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Do Women Need Periods?

Long-lasting hormone contraceptives are now the most recommended form of birth control for young women. And many women say the fact that they can reduce or eliminate periods is a big plus.
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Penicillin Shortage Could Be A Problem For People With Syphilis

The medication is the only one available to prevent an infected pregnant woman from passing the disease to a fetus. Pfizer says the shortage should be over in July.
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Feeling 'Invisible' — How Mental Illness Often Goes Unnoticed In The Classroom

At least one in five young people in the U.S. exhibit signs or symptoms of mental illness. For students who suffer through it, it often feels like nobody at school is willing or able to understand.

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Longtime Couples Get In Sync, In Sickness And In Health

You like the same movies, drink the same beer — and over time your health becomes more like that of your mate, researchers say. Doctors might want to consider the couple when treating illness.

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Today's Tools For Combating Zika Mosquitoes Hark Back To 1945

The message about reducing the risk from the Aedes aegypti mosquito is the same today as it was 70 years ago. This time there's just a new virus involved.
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Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Criminalize Performing Abortions

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a controversial abortion bill Friday. The measure would have made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions.
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Puerto Rico Confronts Spread Of Zika Virus Amid Debt Crisis

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Hector Colon Cruz, deputy director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response in Puerto Rico, about the large number of pregnancies showing evidence of Zika.
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Oklahoma Governor Faces Tough Decision On 'Sweeping' Anti-Abortion Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has a few more days to decide what to do with a bill on her desk that would make it a felony for doctors to perform abortions. Opponents call the bill "sweeping and unprecedented."

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