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Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.
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Same-Sex Marriage, In The Justices' Words

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of same-sex marriage. In the meantime, we know a good deal about the justices' views already.
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For Japan's Prime Minister, U.S. Visit A Chance To Elevate Image

Shinzo Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement and make a historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his weeklong visit.
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Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
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In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.
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Too Scared To Talk To Police, Stalker's Victims Open Up In 'Grim Sleeper'

From 1985 to 2002, a series of killings struck South Central Los Angeles. A new documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, explores the 25 years it took for police to arrest a man they say is the killer.
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Opening Statements To Begin Monday In Colorado Theater Shooting Trial

James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre that killed 12 people in Aurora, Colo., nearly three years ago. Two key questions remain: Was Holmes insane, and should he be put to death?
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Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Than California

The state is accustomed to tornadoes and severe weather. But since 2008, there's been a surge of quakes — linked to oil and gas drilling.
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As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with a California landscaper who says demand for her business is booming.
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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

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