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WASHINGTON (AP) — Solar power is coming to President Barack Obama's house.
The most famous residence in America, which has already boosted its green credentials by planting a garden, plans to install solar panels atop the White House's living quarters. The solar panels are to be installed by spring 2011, and will heat water for the first family and supply some electricity.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Flu season may not sound as scary for pregnant women this year as last — but they're still at high risk and need that shot, says a letter being mailed to thousands of health providers this week from some leading medical societies.


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NEW YORK (AP) — A Pakistani immigrant who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison by a judge who said she hopes he spends some of his time behind bars thinking "carefully about whether the Quran wants you to kill lots of people."


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court opened its new term with Justice Elena Kagan on the bench.


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NEW YORK (AP) -- The male-female orgasm gap. The sex lives of 14-year-olds. An intriguing breakdown of condom usage rates, by age and ethnicity, with teens emerging as more safe-sex-conscious than boomers.

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PARIS – Japan and Sweden joined the U.S. and Britain on Monday in warning citizens about traveling in Europe because of concerns about a terror attack.


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SLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say five German militants are believed to have been killed in an American missile strike close to the Afghan border.
The officials say the missiles hit a house in the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan region late Monday.


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Hundreds of thousands of people from across the country converged Saturday on Washington, D.C., to in a rally to let the U.S. Congress and the White House know that job creation and fixing the ailing economy should be the number one priority.


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A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or more in this age group.


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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — "Things will get easier; people's minds will change," Ellen DeGeneres pleads in an Internet video, staring into the camera, her voice breaking. "And you should be alive to see it."


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