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Parkour May Run, Flip, Dive And Slide Its Way Into Olympics

Some leaders of this extreme city sport where people run, jump and slide on streets and over buildings, hope to slip into the games by courting the International Olympic Committee.
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A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.
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A Promise Fulfilled Upends Kansas Governor's Race

GOP Gov. Sam Brownback is losing support from his own party because his tax-cutting agenda contributed to the state's budget problem. Moderate Republicans are turning to the Democratic opponent.
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Congress Generally Supportive Of Action Against ISIS

President Obama's request for congressional authorization to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State militants has thrown a wrench into what was supposed to have been a quiet two weeks on Capitol Hill.
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U.S. Marks 13 Years Since Sept. 11 Attacks

On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, memorials were held in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.
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Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.
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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.
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Obama's Plan: The Pros And Cons

The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.
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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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