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Wed September 5, 2012

Vaginal Ring Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

A small, plastic vaginal ring loaded up with an HIV drug protects monkeys from infection with simian immunodeficiency virus.
Julie Sitney Courtesy of the Population Council

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 11:10 am

When it comes to contraception, women have many options. There are pills, patches, diaphragms and even a vaginal ring that slowly releases birth control hormones.

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NPR Story
3:12 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Plaquemines Parish Still Deluged With Stormwater

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 4:56 pm

Melissa Block talks with Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser about residents how in that area of Louisiana are recovering from Hurricane Isaac.

NPR Story
3:12 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Michelle Obama's DNC Speech Met With Rave Reviews

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 4:56 pm

First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday that was met by thunderous applause, emotional tears, and rave reviews.

It's All Politics
2:41 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

The Conventions' Version Of Reality TV

They've been all over the political conventions this year — not just politicians, but "real people."

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The Two-Way
2:40 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Shuttle Endeavour's Trip To L.A. May Cause 400 Trees To Be Cut Down

A stump remains in the median of Manchester Boulevard as workers remove trees to clear a path for the space shuttle Endeavour in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday. Residents are upset that 400 trees might be cut down to allow the shuttle to travel from the airport to its new home at a science center.
Reed Saxon AP

The space shuttle Endeavour will make its final trip next month, to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. But while most South L.A. residents are excited to have a piece of history nearby, many are also upset that the shuttle's 12-mile transit is forcing the city to cut down about 400 trees.

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