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Science Jan 19NASA Ends Service Missions to Hubble Telescope
NASA has said it will no longer service the Hubble Space Telescope, which has been relaying spectacular images of celestial objects from its orbital vantage point for more than ten years.
Politics Jan 16President Bush Places Pickering on Appeals Court, Bypassing Congress
President Bush used his recess appointment power to install Charles Pickering on a federal appeals court, bypassing Congress, where Democrats had stalled the nomination for more than two years.
Health Jan 15Early Study Shows Flu Shot May Offer Little Protection
The flu vaccine that has been in high demand during this year's flu season may have offered little, if any, protection again the virus, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention preliminary study released Thursday.
Politics Jan 15Braun Drops Out of Race, Endorses Dean
Carol Moseley Braun dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race Thursday, throwing her support behind former Gov. Howard Dean of Vermont.
Nation Jan 14Liberal Radio Network Readies for Launch
The liberal radio network moved closer to becoming a reality after its new owner, Progress Media, announced this week it signed comedian Al Franken to host his own daily talk show and completed its first distribution deal in a major…
Politics Jan 14Dean Defeats Sharpton in Non-Binding D.C. Primary
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean won Washington, D.C.'s non-binding, "advisory" primary election Tuesday, besting three other top national candidates with 43 percent of the vote.
Health Jan 13Volume of Procedures May Not Indicate Hospital Expertise
Hospitals that frequently perform certain procedures are not necessarily more likely to save patients' lives, according to two new studies that looked at death rates for premature infants and heart surgery patients.
Politics Jan 13D.C. Holds Non-Binding Primary
Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday for Washington, D.C.'s non-binding Democratic presidential primary despite a lack of support from the national party and five of the top candidates.
Politics Jan 09Dean Defends Iowa Comments, Wins Harkin Endorsement
Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin endorsed Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean Friday, as Dean continued to defend himself over disparaging remarks he made in 2000 about the Iowa caucus system.
Politics Jan 09Supreme Court Accepts Case Testing Enemy Combatant Detention
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether a U.S. citizen seized abroad can be kept indefinitely in a military jail, the latest in a series of legal challenges to the Bush administration's antiterrorism policies.