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Movement Against Female Genital Mutilation Gains Spotlight In U.K.

The U.K. tended to treat the issue as a practice from a foreign culture that did not demand attention. But it has become a central focus for police, doctors, and even the British prime minister.

Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats who knew?

Hospital Official: Ebola Patient's Travel Not Relayed To Doctors

A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.

Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.

Michael Dunn Found Guilty In Florida 'Loud Music' Shooting

The case, which ended in a mistrial earlier this year, drew national attention because of its racial overtones. Dunn, a white man, said he shot a black teen because he felt threatened.

Mitt Romney Campaigns For Georgia Republicans

One-time Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Georgia Wednesday, but quashed rumors he might make another bid for the White House. He was stumping for Georgia candidates.

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

The efficacy of the Secret Service has come under scrutiny lately, after an armed man ran into the White House. Under pressure from lawmakers, the service's chief resigned.

Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.

How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.