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Kansas Becomes First State To Ban Second Trimester Abortion Procedure

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A dozen families gather in Dover, Del., for a house church meeting. Everyone brings something, either a dish for the potluck dinner or a conversation topic for the informal worship service. Eleanor Klibanoff hide caption

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House Churches Swap Steeples For Sofas, And Say They've Never Been Closer

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The UASK app helps sexually assaulted college students in D.C. access a range of services, from rides to the hospital to phone numbers for counselors. The information is personalized to their school. Another version of the app, ASK, provides the same resources to non-students. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It?

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A Battle To Wash Away A Fountain's Controversial Namesake

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The Carrolls, who once raised cattle, decided three decades ago to raise Christmas trees instead. The trees take seven to 12 years to mature. Courtesy of Claybrooke Farm hide caption

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Christmas Tree Farmers Invest Long-Term In The Holiday Spirit

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Thousands gathered on the National Mall last week to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Some law students say their involvement in the protests means their exams should be postponed. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

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Dr. Mohammed Arif helps treat a wounded patient at a field hospital in Kobani, Syria. Most of the clinics in this besieged Syrian border town are now in ruins. Only one still stands, its location kept secret lest it be targeted. Jake Simkin/AP hide caption

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So bad it's ... good? Consumer appetite for ugly Christmas sweaters — the tackier, the better — has had an impact on how retailers stock for the season. TheUglySweaterShop.com/Flickr hide caption

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It's Ugly Christmas Sweater Season — Share Your Best (Bad) Attire

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Women who underwent sterilization surgery at a government-run camp were hospitalized in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh after 13 patients died following the procedure. Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has launched an Ebola donation campaign on the website and tossed in $25 million of his money to help fight the virus. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Mary Mallon, known as "Typhoid Mary," was immune to the typhoid she carried. Working as a cook, she spread the disease in New York and ended up quarantined on Brother Island (above) for more than two decades. Bettmann/Corbis hide caption

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