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CDC Considers Counseling Males Of All Ages On Circumcision

Citing reduced risk of HIV and other sexually acquired diseases, the federal agency says health care providers should discuss circumcision with men as well as parents of infants and teen boys.

Too much partying at the office holiday bash can lead to lawsuits, firings or just plain awkwardness. Bill Sykes Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Mischief Under The Mistletoe: Office Partygoers Behaving Badly

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Colleen Bradley Bell and her husband, Bradley Bell, attend an art and film gala in 2011. Colleen Bell, a big donor to Obama's campaign, has been confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Hungary. Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP hide caption

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When Big Money Leads To Diplomatic Posts

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Alabama defensive back Nick Perry (right) breaks up a pass on Auburn wide receiver D'haquille Williams (center) as Alabama defensive back Landon Collins looks on during the second half of the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Alabama won 55-44. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Flag On The Play! Playoffs May Shift Focus From Football's Fumbles

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Mary J. Blige has just released a new album, her 13th, called The London Sessions. Polina Yamshchikov for NPR hide caption

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Mary J. Blige: 'I'm Not Worried, Trying To Keep It Real — I Am Real'

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When Peggy Young, a UPS truck driver, told the company she was pregnant, she lost her job. The Supreme Court will hear her case Wednesday, putting pregnancy discrimination in the national spotlight. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Did UPS Discriminate Against A Pregnant Worker By Letting Her Go?

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Pedestrians walk past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble in Moscow on Wednesday. The ruble was trading at about 35 to the U.S. dollar this summer. Now it's more than 50 rubles to the dollar and the currency has been hitting record lows recently. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia Heads Toward Recession, With No Relief In Sight

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Lumberjack Yukiko Koyama cuts pine trees on a hillside overlooking Matsumoto City in Nagano prefecture on Japan's central Honshu island. Koyama's employment at a local timber mill is partially subsidized by a government program to get more Japanese women into the workforce. Yo Nagaya/NPR hide caption

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Is 'Womenomics' The Answer To Japan's Economic Woes?

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