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Dr. Richard Schlegel and postdoctoral fellow Nancy Palechor-Ceron use a microscope to look at human epithelial cells growing on mouse fibroblasts at Georgetown University Medical Center. Lauren Wolkoff/Georgetown University hide caption

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A Bed Of Mouse Cells Helps Human Cells Thrive In The Lab

Researchers have developed a powerful method for growing human cells in the laboratory that has led to some unusual findings. Cell tests suggest a malaria drug might work against cervical cancer.

Gov. Jerry Brown speaks to the crowd during the California High-Speed Rail Authority groundbreaking event in Fresno. The $68 billion project faces challenges from Republicans in Congress, and from Central Valley farmers suing to block the train from crossing their fields. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Line

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The stars of Fox's new drama Empire (clockwise from left): Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Michael Lavine/Fox hide caption

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Fox's 'Empire' Sets 'Dynasty'-Style Soap Opera To A Hip-Hop Beat

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Santería ceremonies traditionally make use of hourglass-shaped batá drums. Eric Pancer/Flickr Creative Commons hide caption

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How Santería Seeped Into Latin Music

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The Yale football team in an undated photo. Commentator Frank Deford finds it curious that a sport as brutal as football became popular among the academic elite. AP hide caption

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Crowning The 33rd-Best Football Team In America

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Dr. Richard Schlegel and postdoctoral fellow Nancy Palechor-Ceron use a microscope to look at human epithelial cells growing on mouse fibroblasts at Georgetown University Medical Center. Lauren Wolkoff/Georgetown University hide caption

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A Bed Of Mouse Cells Helps Human Cells Thrive In The Lab

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Contralto Marian Anderson in the role of Ulrica from a Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's Un ballo en maschera in 1955. Anderson was the first African-American soloist to appear at the Met. Sedge LeBlang/Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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Marian Anderson's Groundbreaking Met Opera Moment

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The Southwestern Women's Surgery Center in Dallas is one of the clinics in Texas that has doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a requirement of HB2. Rex C. Curry/AP hide caption

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U.S. Court Weighs Texas Law's Burden On Women Seeking Abortions

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Vice President Joe Biden takes a selfie with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's grandson A.J. Bellabona during Tuesday's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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That's So Joe: How The Senate Swearing-In Became Must-See TV

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