Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, sitting in a wheelchair, announces her plan to replace her country's intelligence service with a new agency. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Argentina's President Dissolves Intelligence Agency, Citing Prosecutor's Death

A week after an Argentine prosecutor was found dead on the eve of his testimony about an alleged government cover-up of a terrorist attack, President Cristina Fernandez unveils a new plan.

Medicare is looking to tie more of what it pays doctors and hospitals to the quality and value of the care the provide. ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume Kaiser Health News

The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.

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Free Syrian Army fighters run behind sandbags in Daraa Al-Mahata, in southern Syria, on Jan. 21. Many moderate rebels joined the uprising to fight against President Bashar Assad, but the U.S. plans to train them to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Wsam Almokdad/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Syrian Rebels Want To Fight Assad, But Now They'll Face ISIS

The rebels took up arms to topple the government, but the Pentagon is training them to fight what it considers a greater threat.

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Pediatricians Say Don't Lock Up Teenagers For Using Marijuana

Making pot legal for adults means teens will be more likely to use it, too, pediatricians say. And while they're concerned about health effects, they say there are better ways to deter usage than jail.

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., announces he will vote to pass the health care reform bill after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order reaffirming the ban on the use of federal funds to provide abortions, March 21, 2010. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

Seattle garbage collector Anousone Sadettanh empties a small residential garbage bin into his truck in 2014. It is now illegal to toss out food with the trash in the city. Residents will get warning tags for now; the city will start imposing fines in July. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That KUOW

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia, waits for procedures to start at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands on Jan. 26. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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A Former Child Soldier Will Stand Trial In The Hague For War Crimes

Dominic Ongwen is accused of forcing child soldiers to beat, maim and kill. Only he himself was once a victim — abducted by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army as a 10-year-old walking home from school.

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