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Fertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggs

The technique aims to rejuvenate a woman's eggs using mitochondria from cells extracted from her ovaries. A Toronto clinic's first births are due soon, and some doctors are worried about side effects.
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Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.
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Federal Regulators Link Workers' Comp Failures To Income Inequality

Changes to workers' compensation laws mean families and government bear more of the costs that result from injuries on the job.
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House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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Here Are The Racist Emails Ferguson Officials Passed Around

One email compares President Obama to a chimpanzee. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said Wednesday that one employee has been fired and two others are on administrative leave.
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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?
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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.
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Northwest Oil Terminal Plan Would Mean Jobs — And More Oil Trains

Oil companies hope to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Washington. Proponents say it will bring economic growth, but others fear it could mean fiery accidents.
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Clinton's Use Of Personal Email Could Hamper Archiving Efforts

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives, about federal laws governing email.
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Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Opens With Admission Of Guilt

Opening statements began Wednesday in the trial of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Both the defense and prosecution agree Tsarnaev is guilty, but they differ on why he did it.

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