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The Great Success And Enduring Dilemma Of Cervical Cancer Screening

The Pap smear has dramatically decreased rates of cervical cancer, but testing too often has a downside, too. Many women say they aren't yet ready to follow new guidelines and skip the annual tests.
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New York Takes Migrating Birds Into Consideration

Electric lights cause millions of birds to crash into buildings. Now, the state of New York will turn off bright outdoor lights in its buildings during the spring and fall migration seasons.
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Will Big-Screen Movies Turn Astronauts Into Couch Potatoes?

The International Space Station crew took delivery of a projection screen that measures 65 inches. It's supposed to be for video conferences only, but the other day the crew watched the movie Gravity.
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Skip A Grade? Start Kindergarten Early? It's Not So Easy

New research calls for a fresh look at policies on jumping gifted students ahead.
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'Baltimore Sun' Probe Exposes 'Disturbing Pattern' Of Police Brutality

Renee Montagne talks to Mark Puentes, of The Baltimore Sun, whose investigation revealed the city paid about $5.7 million over 4 years to settle suits from citizens accusing police of excessive force.
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Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles In The Justice System

Senators Charles Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce bipartisan legislation to increase funding and overhaul a federal law that's designed to protect juveniles.
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In An Empty Camden Yards, Orioles Beat White Sox 8-2

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox Wednesday afternoon, but the roar of the crowd played no part in the victory. That's because the game was played in a nearly empty stadium.
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Pacquiao's Fans Are Confident His Hard Work Will Pay Off Against Mayweather

In the lead-up to Saturday's mega-bout between premier boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao is widely viewed as "the good guy." It's a role the Filipino boxer knows well.
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Baltimore Unrest Reveals Tensions Between African-Americans And Asians

In West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood, Asian immigrant shopkeepers cleaned up the damage caused by rioters. Also in need of repair: their relationship with their African-American customers.
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Ruling: Judicial Candidates Can't Personally Solicit Campaign Funds

The Supreme Court upheld a Florida ban on elected judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices.

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