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After President Obama overturned Bush-era policy restricting federal funding of embryonic stem cell research in 2009, Nebraska Right to Life led a protest of the research outside the University of Nebraska regents' meeting. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

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Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

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Protesters wear prison-style orange jumpsuits, handcuffs and hoods during a 2012 demonstration urging the government to close down the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads

Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Luck, Good And Bad

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Luck, Good And Bad

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand greets panel members from the military and the Defense Department testifying on Capitol Hill on March 13 before the subcommittee's hearing on sexual assault in the military. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand

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This map, from the United States Geological Survey, shows the age of bedrock in different regions of North America. Scientists found ancient water in bedrock north of Lake Superior. This region, colored red, was formed more than 2.5 billion years ago. United States Geological Survey hide caption

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Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

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Afghan and U.S. officials attend the closing ceremony for the Paktia provincial reconstruction team on April 9 in eastern Afghanistan. NATO created more than 20 teams to help the Afghans rebuild. But now the U.S. teams are winding down their activities. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

U.S. Hands Over Nation-Building Projects To Afghans

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U.S. Hands Over Nation-Building Projects To Afghans

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