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Clinton Gets Back In The Game After Blowout Loss To Sanders In N.H.

Bernie Sanders had moments during the Milwaukee debate guaranteed to make his core supporters ecstatic. But he did not dominate the evening as one might expect the 22-point winner of the first primary to do.

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After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

The leak was first reported in October; since then, more than 6,000 residents were forced to evacuate the area northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

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Will Cuba Meeting Of Pope And Patriarch Help Heal A 1,000-Year Rift?

The split dates from when Christianity first spread through the Roman Empire. Friday's meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill is the culmination of longstanding efforts to promote dialogue.

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As The Water Crisis Continues, Flint's Superintendent Looks Forward

While the damage from lead in Flint's water is not yet known, even low levels can be harmful to children. The Michigan city's superintendent of schools says he's bracing for an uncertain future.

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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

Dr. Paul Kalanithi was finishing his residency in neurosurgery when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His memoir deals with the struggle and the joy of life as death drew near.

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Astronaut 'Graffiti' Seen For The First Time In Decades

The crew of Apollo 11 drew a calendar on the wall of their command module, as well as a tribute to the spacecraft, and jotted down numbers and other information from mission control communications.

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As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

A funeral is being held Friday in Italy for Giulio Regeni, a doctoral student allegedly tortured and killed in Egypt. Thousands have demanded an independent probe into Regeni's death.

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.

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How Bernie Sanders' Wall Street Tax Would Work

His proposed "speculation tax" — a small levy on every stock, bond or derivative sold in the U.S. – would fund higher education. Estimates of how much revenue it might raise vary greatly.

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Even Seizures Can't Slow This 6th-Grader: 'Nothing Can Stop Me!'

Last year, seizures forced Benny out of school. This year, he's back in class, with bigger things on his mind: "I finally realized, there's a galaxy of experiences."

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Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

Some of the genetic variations in human DNA that have been linked to quick clotting or depression or diabetes lie within or near the genetic stretches we picked up from Neanderthals, a study finds.

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