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200 million women, girls genitally mutilated

They covered her face and laid her down.

What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.

"They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out."

Her genitals had been mutilated.

Agnes, now 14, underwent the p...

Brazilian mother

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CDC issues safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus

Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the v...

Rio de Janeiro ready to celebrate Carnival

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Zika virus won't ruin Brazil's Carnival

The Zika virus isn't scaring away Brazil's Carnival revelers and the country's hotels are reporting higher bookings than last year. Over 1 million tourists are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival.

Arizona woman with Asperger's killed

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Police shoot, kill Arizona woman with Asperger's

Police in Mesa, Arizona, say they didn't know a 24-year-old, knife-wielding woman had Asperger's, a high-functioning variant of autism, when they shot and killed her Thursday

Hsiu-Ying Lisa Tseng

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California doctor sentenced in overdose deaths

A Southern California doctor convicted of murder in connection with the overdose deaths of three of her patients was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Friday by a judge in Los Angeles.

Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

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5 things you need to know about Zika

A mosquito-borne virus is prompting worldwide concern because of an alarming connection to a neurological birth disorder and its rapid spread across the globe.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan called it an "extraordinary event...

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UK asks airlines to spray insecticide to fight Zika virus

The British government has made a public request asking all airlines flying from Zika-affected areas to spray their planes with insecticide before coming back to the U.K.

Adviser explains Affordable Care Act in February 2015

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12.7 million Americans sign up for Affordable Care Act 3.0

Some 12.7 million Americans signed up for the Affordable Care Act for 2016, according to new figures released Thursday.

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5 things to know about CTE

The list of football players with a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, continues to grow. But what exactly is CTE? Here are five things you need to know:

1. CTE isn't just about concussions

A concussion is a brain injury th...

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A text a day to keep the doctor away?

Text messages could be the latest solution to the very old problem of getting patients with chronic diseases to take their medications.

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