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Lab-Grown Lady Bits

Four young women born with defective or absent vaginas now have fully functioning parts, thanks to science.


Meet the House GOP Shrink

Rep. Tim Murphy sometimes get teased by colleagues about his profession. But in the wake of the Fort Hood and Pittsburgh attacks, he could see Mental Health Crisis Act become law.


The Evolution of Jared Diamond

The author of ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ is out with an adaptation for young people of ‘The Third Chimpanzee.’ He also has some strong words for his critics.


Why the Five-Percenters Hate You

After Jay-z wore a medallion linked to the obscure 5 Percenter religion, best known through prison stories an hip hop songs, we give you some background on the group and its beliefs.


With new leader for Obamacare, White House shifts to election mode

By Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kathleen Sebelius' departure as President Barack Obama's health secretary signals a new chapter in the White House's efforts to defend Obama's signature healthcare law and help Senate Democrats who face tough battles for re-election in conservative states this fall. In the tightly orchestrated transition that included Sebelius' resignation late Thursday and Obama's quick appointment of well-regarded budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Sebelius' replacement, the political calculus was clear: Having stood by Sebelius during a painful few months when Obamacare's rollout was marred by a balky enrollment web site, stinging criticism from Republicans and falling popularity ratings for Obama, the White House saw a chance to reset the national conversation over Obamacare amid good news, and with a new face in charge of the program.


In Iowa, Ryan says budget a step toward GOP unity

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told an Iowa audience Friday that his party can and must come together, and he held out his recently passed budget plan as a sign of growing GOP unity.

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