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For the first time, a medically approved birth control app has been certified as a method of contraception. It relies on math, an algorithm and a woman's body temperature to determine fertility.
July 13, 2017
"This was a homicide. Make no doubt about it," says Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub.
July 13, 2017
The 61-year-old dissident died after more than seven years in prison. He was a prominent critic of China's government. "There is no force that can put an end to the human quest for freedom," he wrote.
July 13, 2017
One-third of all Medicare recipients were prescribed opioids last year, the HHS inspector general says, with more than half a million getting high doses for at least three months.
July 13, 2017
Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Zaur Dadayev, a former officer in the security force of the Russian province of Chechnya.
July 13, 2017
U.S. bees are in trouble, and one of the major threats is a deadly parasite called varroa mite. So researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.
July 13, 2017
In response to a lawsuit, a judge had given the Justice Department 30 days to disclose parts of Jeff Sessions' security clearance form that dealt with contacts with Russian government officials.
July 13, 2017
Prosecutors had sought a life sentence for Zaur Dadayev, a former officer in the security force of the Russian province of Chechnya.
July 13, 2017
The Senate's top Republican says if the GOP can't pass a bill, they'd need to turn to Democrats to fix health care markets. The minority party would try to preserve as much of Obamacare as possible.
July 13, 2017
States are under the gun to meet requirements of the new federal education law. But with budget crises, new regulations and a whole lot of uncertainty, many say the road ahead is far from clear.
July 13, 2017
The U.S. Women's Open golf tournament begins Thursday at the Trump course in New Jersey. Fans agree that it's a beautiful course, but some object to helping boost a Trump-owned business.
July 13, 2017
In addition to defending his son's decision to hold the meeting, President Trump also told Reuters that he had no knowledge of the meeting at the time and only learned of it recently in media reports.
July 12, 2017
The Supreme Court's decision to allow part of President Trump's travel ban to take effect means that starting on July 13, many already-vetted refugees will be denied entry to the U.S.
July 12, 2017
Trump Hotels was hit again by hackers who broke into the reservations system to take credit card data. TechCrunch says this was the third time the hotel chain's system has been compromised.
July 12, 2017
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommends the agency, for the first time, approve a new kind of treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to attack cancer cells.
July 12, 2017
The forces aligned with Iraq's government allegedly used crude, imprecise weapons that caused an unnecessary level of civilian casualties in the fight against ISIS, the U.K.-based rights group says.
July 12, 2017
Some businesses are keeping costs down for workers by removing deductibles for supplies needed to manage diabetes and other chronic conditions.
July 12, 2017
But he, and others in the Trump campaign, may have violated other laws.
July 12, 2017
The laws were spurred by the criminal case of an emergency room doctor charged with performing the procedure on multiple girls in suburban Detroit. The United States banned the practice in 1996.
July 12, 2017
Asked what he would do if asked by the president to do something illegal, attorney Christopher Wray said, "First, I would try to talk him out of it, and if that failed, I would resign."
July 12, 2017

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