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Cuomo versus Dolan

Cardinal Dolan Battles Andrew Cuomo over Abortion Law

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has entered into a sparring match with Governor Andrew Cuomo over recently enacted abortion legislation, accusing the governor of “hiding behind labels” rather than debating facts about abortion.

Los Angeles homeless (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Typhus Epidemic Spreads in Los Angeles

A typhus epidemic is spreading in Los Angeles, and has moved beyond the homeless population, according to a report by local NBC News affiliate KNBC-4.

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China Accuses Gene-Editing Scientist of Using Fake Blood Samples to Evade Oversight

The case pressed by the Chinese government against He Jiankui, the scientist who stunned biologists and alarmed the medical community by claiming he modified the DNA of unborn children, came into sharper focus on Tuesday with allegations He used fake blood samples to slip his project past review boards.

China scientist defends gene-editing babies as trial paused

China Confirms Birth of Gene-Edited Twins

Chinese authorities answered one of the lingering questions in the case of rogue scientist He Jiankui on Monday by confirming the twin girls he claims to have genetically edited as embryos were born and are currently under medical supervision.

Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, announced during the March for Life rally Friday that he has launched the first pro-life caucus in the U.S. Senate.

Montana Sen. Steve Daines Launches Pro-Life Caucus in Senate

Daines told the thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the National Mall, “I have a very exciting announcement to share with you here today. I’m very proud to announce that I have founded the first-ever pro-life caucus in the United States Senate.”

Elon Musk SpaceX (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

SpaceX Picks Texas Border City Over Los Angeles to Build Mars Ship

SpaceX, the space exploration firm founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, announced Wednesday it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in South Texas and not at the Port of Los Angeles, a decision made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, California-based company said in a statement.

This picture released on January 11, 2019 by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) via CNS shows the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, taken by the Yutu-2 moon rover, on the far side of the moon. - China will seek to establish an international lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing …

China Announces Cotton Seeds Placed on Moon Have Sprouted

The China National Space Administration has announced a second “first-ever” in space exploration on Tuesday as tiny sprouts sprang up from cotton seeds taken on a spacecraft that made a successful maiden journey to the far side of the moon this month.

Nobel Prize winner James Watson, the "Father of DNA"

‘Father of DNA’ James Watson Stripped of Awards for Remarks on Race

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson, often referred to as the “Father of DNA,” has been stripped of several awards and dumped by the lab he led throughout his career after he made remarks on the connections between race and IQ in a recent PBS documentary.