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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.
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Obama Cracks Wise At White House Correspondents Dinner

The president's punchlines spared no one, least of all himself, at the annual schmooze-fest for political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.

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California Chrome Wins The Kentucky Derby

The horse was the favorite going into the 140th running of the Derby, despite quirks that set him apart from his more traditional competitors.
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Playing Matchmaker To Empty Jobs And Those Seeking Them

Hundreds of thousands are out of work, yet employers say they struggle to fill positions. Oil refineries in L.A. often have temporary work, but even entry-level jobs require specialized training.
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In Evolution Of Execution Methods, Botched Procedures Remain

In Oklahoma, a botched execution resulted from a relatively new combination of lethal injection drugs. Ohio, Missouri, and Florida are all struggling to find alternatives to traditional drugs.
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GM Fuel Gauge Recall Affects Thousands Of SUVs

The defective fuel gauges can give drivers little or no warning their vehicle is at risk of running out of gas. GM says the readings can be off by as much as a quarter of a tank.
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Sanctions Put Pentagon's Business Deals With Russia Up For Debate

The U.S. wants Europe to enforce economic sanctions against Russia over its push into Ukraine, but the Pentagon itself is reluctant to stop trading with Moscow.
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Poised And Persistent, Reporter Broke White House Color Barrier

Harry McAlpin became the first black White House reporter in 1944, though he was excluded from joining the Correspondents' Association. Decades later, he'll be be honored at the group's centennial.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

The Hall of Famer calls the punishment for Donald Sterling's racist remarks wise and just, but wonders why the NBA tolerated the Clippers owner's "shameful record" for so many years.
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A Black Sheep Crashes The Kentucky Derby

California Chrome is a flashy red horse with a big white blaze down his face. Unlike his competition, he's from humble origins, but more important than his breeding is his speed.

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