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Roundup: Here's What People Are Saying About Barbie's Diversity Makeover

Mattel is rethinking how the Barbie brand could represent women of all colors, shapes, and sizes. Some are buying it. Others, not so much.
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Zika May Not Spread In Saliva Or Urine, Health Officials Say

Discovery of Zika virus in the saliva and urine of infected people is concerning but may not mean the pathogen can actually be transmitted through those fluids, experts caution.
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Calif. Official Says Leaking Gas Well Might Be Sealed As Soon As Next Week

An adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown says the well that has been leaking since October could be capped in days — sooner than the end-of-February target that had been set by the utility that owns the well.
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High Costs For Drugs Used By A Few Are Starting To Add Up

A cystic fibrosis drug that is expected to be taken by only a few hundred people may drain almost $36 million from California's general fund over two fiscal years.
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Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?

Medical researchers often use race to define health risks. But a geneticist and a sociologist say racial categories don't accurately reflect who people are, and that science has to change.
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Hillary Clinton's Emails: 5 Questions Answered

Clinton's use of a private email server has become an issue in her presidential bid. Here's what we know about the FBI's investigation, whether she could be charged with a crime and what happens next.
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Dave Mirra, A Superstar Of BMX, Has Died In What Police Say Was Suicide

"We love you, Dave Mirra. We're going to miss you," says the mayor of Greenville, N.C., the town where the legendary X Games athlete lived for years.
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Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills At Least 1 Person

At least two people were seriously injured when the crane collapsed early Friday, the New York City Fire Department says. Several cars in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood were crushed.
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Democrats Debate: What Is A Progressive And Who Wants To Be One?

The term has also been used to cover certain ideas, attitudes, movements and schools of thought. It has been affixed to leading American politicians, in both major parties, including Teddy Roosevelt.
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Obama Celebrates 'Durable Economy' As Unemployment Drops Below 5 Percent

The January jobs report indicated unemployment was at 4.9 percent, the lowest rate since the recession. But the U.S. only added 151,000 jobs, missing economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs.

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