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In Abortion Debates, Female Lawmakers Recount Their Rapes

In Abortion Debates, Female Lawmakers Recount Their Rapes

By Julie Carr Smyth and Christina A. Cassidy | May 18
For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature.

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

By Shefali Luthra | May 18
The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand.

5 States Announce New Suits Over Opioids

5 States Announce New Suits Over Opioids

By Anthony Izaguirre, Georff Mulvihill | May 17
Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that's now the leading cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states.

The U.S. Could Have Ended Up with a British-Style Health Care System - Here's Why it Didn't

The U.S. Could Have Ended Up with a British-Style Health Care System - Here's Why it Didn't

May 17
The U.S. could potentially even have ended up with a British-style, government-run health care system. Yet, the country went a different route.

Odyssey Wellness Tattoo: The Healing Power of Ink

Odyssey Wellness Tattoo: The Healing Power of Ink

By Jill Gleeson | May 16
Odyssey Wellness Tattoo's Darlene DiBona shares her insights on how tattoos can offer healing and hope beyond their cosmetic appeal.

Less Fat, More Fruit May Cut Risk of Dying of Breast Cancer

Less Fat, More Fruit May Cut Risk of Dying of Breast Cancer

By Marilynn Marchione | May 16
For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer.

Blurred Lines: A Pregnant Man's Tragedy Tests Gender Notions

Blurred Lines: A Pregnant Man's Tragedy Tests Gender Notions

By Marilynn Marchione | May 16
When the man arrived at the hospital with abdominal pains, a nurse didn't consider it an emergency, noting he was obese and stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant; a trans man in labor who was about to end in a stillbirth.

A Look at the Likely Court Fight over Abortion Rights

A Look at the Likely Court Fight over Abortion Rights

By Mark Sherman and David Crary | May 15
Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Study Reveals Penis Enlargement Ineffective and Often Dangerous

Study Reveals Penis Enlargement Ineffective and Often Dangerous

May 15
Penis enlargement may be hazardous to your health. Nor does it work, according to a new British study.

2020 Democrats Warn Alabama Portends Larger Abortion Fight

2020 Democrats Warn Alabama Portends Larger Abortion Fight

By Will Weissert | May 15
Democratic presidential candidates rushed Wednesday to condemn Alabama's approval of a ban on nearly all abortions, warning that it portends a larger offensive by conservatives around the country to undermine the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

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