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Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square

Researchers were surprised by what they found when they sandwiched a drop of water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.
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Obamacare Five Years Later: Thriving Or On Political Life Support?

The health care law has sliced the number of uninsured by a third. Yet it remains deeply polarizing, and its fate could be decided by the Supreme Court and the coming presidential election.
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Patients Often Aren't Offered Minimally Invasive Surgery

Laparascopic surgery can be faster, safer and cheaper, but patients don't always get the choice even if it's appropriate, a study finds. Using it more often would reduce complications and save money.
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Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE

Dr. Gregory D. Myer says schools need to do more, not less, with physical education. Not just for their health, but because it affects their academic performance.
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With Sen. Dan Coats' Retirement, One More Gone From The Old School

These days, flying with both the defense hawks who want more money for the Pentagon and the budget hawks who want to attack the deficit has become more difficult within the GOP.
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Supreme Court Revives Pregnant UPS Worker's Discrimination Lawsuit

At issue is an employer's responsibilities under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The decision gives a former UPS driver another chance to show the company discriminated against her.
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Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering

In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices called a district court decision that upheld the state's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous."
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Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After 9/11, But Must Speed Reforms

An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."
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Affordable Care Act Makes This Tax Season Painful For Many

Figuring out the penalty for not signing up for health insurance is just one complication. Tax filers who made more money last year than they anticipated may have to pay back some of their subsidy.
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SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

The Princeton Review wanted to use a line from her song "Fifteen" as an example of bad grammar. The problem is the lyric in question was misquoted.

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