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Personalized Cancer Vaccines Could Be Key Piece Of Cancer 'Moonshot'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:45am

Sharon Begley of STAT explains how these vaccines work, and why they could become a central player in the push to cure cancer.

President Obama's Call For A 'Moonshot' To End Cancer

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:40am

The new national effort to find a cure for cancer will be a public-private partnership led by Vice President Joe Biden.

Boy Band Blues: One Direction, SMAP Reportedly Breaking Up

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:33am

Britain's One Direction isn't the only boy band rumored to be breaking up. The Japanese group SMAP also appears to have parted ways.

5 Must-See Acts At The 2016 Winter Jazzfest

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:29am

Jazz in its most flexible definition hits New York City in a marathon weekend every January. Here are some of the 120 bands to seek out, including Camila Meza, Makaya McCraven and Ray Angry.

Management Lessons From The Mars Rover Landing

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:20am

The head of the NASA team in charge of the entry, descent and landing of Curiosity, shares what he learned.

Member Of Congressional Black Caucus Responds To President's Speech

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:12am

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri shares his reaction to President Obama's final State of the Union address.

Canadian Hostage Freed By The Taliban After 5 Years In Captivity

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:09am

Colin Rutherford was visiting Afghanistan as a tourist when he was captured. Canadian officials gave no details about how the release happened but thanked the government of Qatar for its help.

GOP Rep. Charlie Dent Reacts To State Of The Union Address

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:06am

The Pennsylvania congressman shares his thoughts on the president's final State of the Union address last night.

Responding To Nuclear Test, S. Korea Cranks Up The K-Pop

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:08am

South Korea is again blaring news, music and propaganda from banks of loudspeakers along the border. At minimum, it seems to annoy North Korea.

Trump And Supporters Hit Back At Nikki Haley's Jabs

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:02am

The South Carolina governor says she did have Donald Trump in mind when she criticized the "angriest voices" within the GOP in her State of the Union response.

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