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The U.S. Navy version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter conducts a test flight on Feb. 11, 2011, over the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. The F-35 is the fighter jet of the future for the U.S. military, but its high cost and many delays have raised questions. U.S. Navy/Lockheed Martin/Getty Images hide caption

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National Security

How Good Is The World's Most Expensive Fighter Jet?

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How Good Is The World's Most Expensive Fighter Jet?

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Music Interviews

Ed Sheeran: All Pluses, No Minuses

7 min

Ed Sheeran: All Pluses, No Minuses

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Chiara Andolina, a malaria researcher in Thailand, feeds her mosquito colony by letting the insects bite her right arm. These mosquitoes are picky and will dine only on live human blood. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Mosquito Maven Takes Bites For Malaria Research

3 min

Mosquito Maven Takes Bites For Malaria Research

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Rep. Pete Stark, a California Democrat, was defeated in November. Stark leaves a long-lasting mark on the nation's health care system. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy

4 min

Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy

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The Federal Trade Commission will award $50,000 to an individual or small company that comes up with the best solution for blocking illegal robocalls. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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National

FTC Offers $50,000 Reward To Help Stop Robocalls

3 min

FTC Offers $50,000 Reward To Help Stop Robocalls

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Partners Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) decide to use a surrogate to expand their family in The New Normal. Trae Patton/AP hide caption

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Who's Gay On TV? Dads, Journalists, Investigators And Footmen

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A policeman stands guard at the Parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, in June. The Lower House recently passed a bill similar to the United States' Patriot Act, touching off a debate about privacy in the country. Ahmad Kamal/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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World

Pakistan's 'Patriot Act' Could Target Politicians

3 min

Pakistan's 'Patriot Act' Could Target Politicians

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Posting a picture like this on the fridge might seem like good motivation for weight loss. But scientists say it might instead inspire weight gain. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Can Skinny Models Undermine Your Dieting Goals?

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Can Skinny Models Undermine Your Dieting Goals?

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An analysis of many studies finds a small spare tire may be associated with longer life. But skeptics say that conclusion is rubbish. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Research: A Little Extra Fat May Help You Live Longer

3 min

Research: A Little Extra Fat May Help You Live Longer

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