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Six years ago, 11,000 untested rape kits were found in Detroit. Now nearly all of the kits have been tested, but it will cost the city millions to investigate and prosecute every case.
February 10, 2015
Mary Harris found out she was pregnant the day before she had scheduled surgery for breast cancer. It turns out there is limited data on how chemotherapy during pregnancy affects a baby.
February 10, 2015
The Obama administration is creating a new agency to gather and distribute intelligence on cyber threats more quickly. The agency is modeled after the National Counter Terrorism Center, created after Sept. 11 to improve information sharing across the U.S. government.
February 10, 2015
Illinois' new Republican governor is taking a page in politics from other Midwestern states. Bruce Rauner is setting policies that have government labor unions bristling and he hasn't even been on the job for a month.
February 10, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a present to Cairo for the Egyptian president — a Kalashnikov rifle. The two leaders also signed a deal for a Russian nuclear plant.
February 10, 2015
Margaret Bentley, a woman in British Columbia, didn't want food or liquids if she became mentally disabled. But a nursing home is refusing to stop feeding her, even though she has Alzheimer's.
February 10, 2015
In a new book, David Axelrod, a political strategist who helped Obama triumph in two presidential campaigns, said Obama opposed gay marriage for political expediency.
February 10, 2015
The former Florida governor isn't technically a presidential candidate yet. But he released the first chapter of an e-book based on hundreds of thousands of emails he sent and received as governor.
February 10, 2015
There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims.
February 10, 2015
The Israeli prime minister said his country had a "profound disagreement" with the White House on nuclear talks with Iran, and it was his duty to speak up on an issue that affects Israel's survival.
February 10, 2015
California lets kindergartners start school as long as they've had the first dose of all required vaccines. But some schools aren't tracking whether such kids end up getting all the doses they need.
February 10, 2015
White House spokesman Joshua Earnest would not say if the hostage was being held by the Islamic State, but he said that the U.S. was aware of at least one other American being held in Syria.
February 10, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, one day before a critical meeting in Minsk over the future of Ukraine.
February 10, 2015
An Oklahoma Senate panel approves a bill that provides "civil immunity for damage or destruction of a drone on personal property."
February 10, 2015
The deteriorating security situation in Yemen is leading the U.S. embassy in Sanaa to reduce staff and suspend consular operations.
February 10, 2015
The Aam Aadmi [Common Man] Party won 67 seats, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party won three. The Congress Party, which until recently ruled India, and Delhi, won nothing.
February 10, 2015
Current military action against ISIS relies on a Bush-era vote by Congress authorizing force against al-Qaeda. The Obama administration is drafting language for a new authorization specific to ISIS.
February 10, 2015
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is being accused of procuring prostitutes for orgies, says "there were only 12 parties in total." His career unraveled amid allegations he raped a hotel maid in 2011.
February 10, 2015
The owners of a Kentucky cavern say they've made the world's largest indoor bike park, with 320,000 square feet of riding. It just happens to be 100 feet below the surface.
February 10, 2015
Even though a disease like measles can spread easily through a workplace, employers often are reluctant to require employee vaccinations. Hospitals are one big exception.
February 10, 2015

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