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When Scientists Give Up

They were talented, idealistic risk takers, on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.
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U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card

Domestic cats, high-rises and vanishing habitat are taking a toll on more than 33 species of American birds, a comprehensive update reports. Still, wetland and coastal birds are faring better.
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Ray Rice Case Could Open 'National Discussion' On Domestic Violence

The NFL has issued a new policy on domestic violence, following the organization's much criticized handling of the Ray Rice case.
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Get The Measles, Get Ready To Be Out For Two Weeks

Many people think of measles as a mild childhood illness. But people who got the measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were so sick they missed two weeks of school or work.
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Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime

Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterward. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.
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Jose Padilla Gets 4 Years Added To His 2007 Sentence

The Muslim convert and former Latin Kings gang member was sentenced seven years ago after his arrest in Chicago on terrorism-related charges.
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Janay Rice Says Assault Video Has Brought A 'Nightmare' To Life

Janay Rice says the media has sought to boost ratings by releasing a video that shows her being hit by her then-fiance, Ray Rice. The Baltimore Ravens ended Rice's contract Monday.
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5 Questions About The 2 Weeks Congress Plans To Work This Fall

It's not fair to call this a "do nothing" Congress. It's just that the House and Senate each have very different "to do" lists.
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Marriage Of 96-Year-Old Alexandria Woman Raises Legal Questions

The family of 96-year-old Edith Hill in Annandale, Va., says her sudden marriage to 95-year-old Eddie Harrison puts her estate into question.

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High U.S. Support For Airstrikes, Low Numbers For Obama, Poll Says

In a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News, Americans are increasingly in favor of strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State, as President Obama's ratings drift to near-record lows.

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