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President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announce the revamping of his contraception policy, at the White House on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Politics

New Contraceptive Plan: A Successful Balancing Act?

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New Contraceptive Plan: A Successful Balancing Act?

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney

As CPAC Ends, Contest In Conservatism Goes On

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As CPAC Ends, Contest In Conservatism Goes On

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University students take part in a wake against violence held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in October. According to the United Nations, Honduras is the most violent country in the world. Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Americas

In Honduras, Police Accused Of Corruption, Killings

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In Honduras, Police Accused Of Corruption, Killings

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The Jamesburg Earth Station closed in 2002, but the 10-story satellite dish still stands tall. Courtesy of Bert Aronson hide caption

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Space

A Real Estate Deal That Spans The Earth

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A Real Estate Deal That Spans The Earth

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Jay Hunter Morris has received glowing reviews for his role as Siegfried in the Metropolitan Opera's most recent production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Music Interviews

An Understudy Turned Star Shines On The Met Stage

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An Understudy Turned Star Shines On The Met Stage

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West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Catholic up for re-election this year, was one of the Democrats who spoke out against the White House birth control policy before it was altered. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Politics

Religion And Birth Control: Not Just A GOP Fight

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Religion And Birth Control: Not Just A GOP Fight

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Mosquitoes like this one can carry the virus that causes dengue fever. James Gathany/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Research News

Deconstructing Dengue: How Old Is That Mosquito?

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Deconstructing Dengue: How Old Is That Mosquito?

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Temperatures have been above normal in Chicago this winter, saving the city's snow removal budget millions of dollars. Jeffrey Phelps/AP hide caption

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Economy

Mild Weather Warming Local Budgets

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Mild Weather Warming Local Budgets

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In sports-crazy Argentina, sports journalism schools have cropped up to train aspiring reporters and broadcasters. Here, Argentine national soccer team coach Sergio Batista arrives for a press conference in Cordoba, Argentina, last year. Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Americas

Sports Journalism Is The Goooaal At Argentine School

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Sports Journalism Is The Goooaal At Argentine School

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Big Sounds, Bright Lights: Chico and Rita's musically inflected story follows a pair of lovers, a pianist and a singer, from Havana to New York to Paris. GKIDS hide caption

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'Chico And Rita': A Love Story With A Latin Groove

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