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Inducing labor at 39 weeks may involve IV medications and continuous fetal monitoring. But if the pregnancy is otherwise uncomplicated, mother and baby can do just fine, the latest evidence suggests. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pregnancy Debate Revisited: To Induce Labor, Or Not?

Young women with simple pregnancies can safely ask a doctor to induce labor, a study finds. It doesn't increase their risk of needing a C-section after all and can even offer potential benefits.

Rep. Chris Collins delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention in 2016 in Cleveland. Collins was the first sitting member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump's presidential bid. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Congressman Pleads Not Guilty To Insider Trading Charges

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Solar Wind I Am Waiting for You Last Summer
A Dividing Line The End of the Ocean

A woman from the Mexican state of Michoacán who did not give her name stands with her daughter at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico, as names are read off a list of people who will cross into the United States to begin the process of applying for asylum. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Lawsuit Challenges Administration's Crackdown On Asylum-Seekers

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Upon Eager Eyes Giants
Clarity Moonlit Sailor
Cursed Meniscus
Reykjavik I Like Trains
Cast the Route Mooncake

An Denver Post employee holds up a sign during a rally against the paper's ownership group, Alden Global Capital, on May 8 outside the paper's office. A series of layoffs have slashed the paper's newsroom staff. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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A Flourishing Region, A Withered Paper: Denver Post's Run Of Bad News

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Oscar statues are seen backstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Changes Are Coming To The Oscars

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Hooray for Hollywood Larry Bunker, Harry "Sweets" Edison et. al.
Noosepaper Followed By Ghosts
Iron Ribs Beware of Safety
Light of Day Beware of Safety
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Beg for Sleep Flies are Spies from Hell

This courtroom sketch depicts defense lawyer Kevin Downing questioning of Rick Gates, as former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (bottom front left) listens. Dana Verkouteren/AP hide caption

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Rick Gates, Battered In Cross-Examination, Ends Testimony In Paul Manafort Trial

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Beach goers wade in the surf at Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz , Calif. Public access to some beaches in California may be at risk with legal challenges to the California Coastal Act Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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New Challenges To Californians' Beach Access

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Young Hearts of Summer Dorena

Inducing labor at 39 weeks may involve IV medications and continuous fetal monitoring. But if the pregnancy is otherwise uncomplicated, mother and baby can do just fine, the latest evidence suggests. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pregnancy Debate Revisited: To Induce Labor, Or Not?

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Prehistory Catfish Dancing
Look Back, Look Up Codes in the Clouds
Salvador No Em Pingo D'Agua
Spintop Lemongrass

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