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Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

A study offering the parents of newborns a scan of thousands of the baby's genes raises a big question: Do you want this kind of information on disease risk in your child's permanent record?

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager talks with his attorney, Andy Savage, before a hearing on Jan. 4. Brad Nettles/AP hide caption

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For Many, S.C. Police Shooting Trial May Finally Offer A Turning Point

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A picture taken on April 20, 2010, shows a Russian nuclear-capable Iskander ballistic missile launcher during a military parade rehearsal outside Moscow. Russia transferred Iskander-M missile launchers within range of three Baltic states earlier this month. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'A Dangerous Situation' As U.S.-Russia Tensions Spill Over To Nuclear Pacts

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A portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad is mounted on a wall in Damascus on March 3. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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For Foreign Journalists, A Rare Invitation To Damascus

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Asteroids regularly pass by Earth, as depicted here. A new NASA system called Scout aims to identify the ones that will come closest to the planet. P. Carril/ESA hide caption

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NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

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Animals

Yes, Cat Yoga Is A Thing Now, And It's Pretty Purrfect

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Yes, Cat Yoga Is A Thing Now, And It's Pretty Purrfect

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Struth photographed Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 2011. "They were actually quite nice together," he says of the experience. (Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh, Windsor Castle 2011) Thomas Struth/Promised Gift to the National Gallery of Art from the Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker hide caption

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Photography Writ Large: The Monumental Art Of Thomas Struth

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Politics

A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court

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A Girl And Her Service Dog Head To The Supreme Court

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Rick Swenson, triumphant in his pumpkin. This photograph was taken when he unofficially broke the record at mile 15.2. Mark Peterson/Courtesy of Rick Swenson hide caption

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He Couldn't Break The Record For Pumpkin-Growing — So He Broke Out A Paddle

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