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A British study that tracked the health of thousands from childhood through midlife finds early distress to be even more potent than adult stress in predicting later diabetes and heart disease.

Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our car. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.

Flint, Mich., started drawing its tap water from a local river in April 2014. The water is so corrosive that it's causing lead to leach out of aging pipes, resulting in serious health issues.

House Republicans questioned the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, on whether the women's health group needs federal funding.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations on Tuesday, capping the day by raising his people's flag alongside member states. But back home, the 80-year-old's leadership is in doubt.

World leaders agree on at least one thing when it comes to the war in Syria: ISIS is now a global threat that needs to be countered. President Obama chaired a special U.N. summit on the issue, and he says an international coalition is growing — though some countries differ on how to handle Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Critics say research on fetal tissue is no longer needed to answer crucial medical questions. But National Institutes of Health officials and other scientists say alternatives don't yet measure up.

Many local startups say their biggest hurdle is cash. It's such a common complaint, Atlanta's mayor is launching a venture capital fund to help tech companies get off the ground.

The head of Planned Parenthood testifies Tuesday before a House committee investigating secretly recorded videos by a group that accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from the sale of fetal tissue.

A congressional report scheduled for release Tuesday suggests some 30,000 people worldwide have gone to Syria to fight in recent years. That includes some 250 Americans who've gone there and to Iraq.

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