Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., announces he will vote to pass the health care reform bill after President Obama agreed to sign an executive order reaffirming the ban on the use of federal funds to provide abortions, March 21, 2010. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia, waits for procedures to start at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands on Jan. 26. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Africa

A Former Child Soldier Will Stand Trial In The Hague For War Crimes

Dominic Ongwen is accused of forcing child soldiers to beat, maim and kill. Only he himself was once a victim — abducted by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army as a 10-year-old walking home from school.

Seattle garbage collector Anousone Sadettanh empties a small residential garbage bin into his truck in 2014. It is now illegal to toss out food with the trash in the city. Residents will get warning tags for now; the city will start imposing fines in July. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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The Salt

Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That KUOW

Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine people for not properly sorting their garbage. The law took effect on Jan. 1 as a bid to keep food out of landfills and encourage composting instead.

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Shots - Health News

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

The simple test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's bloodstream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amniocentesis, but also doesn't tell as much about fetal health.

Joe Clayton, president and CEO of Dish Network, introduces the Sling TV earlier this month at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Television

Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

This photograph taken on Jan. shows detail on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit bearing his own name during a joint news conference with President Obama in New Delhi. Modi's fashion choices have won plaudits in the past, but his decision to wear a suit with his own name printed all over it sparked mockery on social media. Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

India's Modi Makes A Name For Himself — Literally — In Meeting With Obama

The Indian prime minister wore a suit with pinstripes that read "Narendra Damodardas Modi." The reaction on social media was scathing, but Modi is often lauded for his fashion choices.

An employee in a Sydney bookshop in 2012 adjusts packaged cigarettes, which have to be sold in identical olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings. William West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

2 Approaches To Ending Smoking: Laws And Labels Ozy.com

A fifth of the world's population smokes cigarettes, and countries around the world are trying to lower consumption. Bhutan and Australia present two strikingly different approaches.

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