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LaHood, Mellon square-off in second weekly debate for vacant Congressional seat

Candidates seeking Illinois' 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock reiterated their positions during a second debate this week.
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Yes, it's a cliche: "Yoga saved my life."

Google the phrase, and you'll get 12 million matches!

But when Walter Mugbe says it, he really means it. It's not an exaggeration. It's the truth.

When Mugbe was 7, his dad, John, died in a car accident. His father was an electrician, and his salary supported the family of five children. Walter's mom, Catherine, didn't work. Suddenly, the family was in crisis. The two older siblings had a tough time. At a very young age, Walter Mugbe felt he had to make sure his younger siblings had enough to eat.

Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

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With egg freezing being touted as a way for women to potentially expand future childbearing options, the viability of those eggs when they're defrosted is still relatively unknown. The latest bit of guardedly good news is a short report in JAMA indicating that frozen eggs do indeed lead to live births after IVF nearly half the time — but that the odds of a live birth are almost 20 percent higher for IVF using fresh eggs.

This presidential campaign, Donald Trump may test the maxim that if you can't say anything nice, you shouldn't say anything at all.

Before a boisterous crowd of 1,400 in Greenville, S.C., on Thursday, Trump made no apologies for criticisms he's made about his fellow GOP rivals — even if it's that tone and attitude that has taken a toll on him in at least one area of the polls — an area Trump seems to have a myopic obsession with.

A three-judge panel for a U.S. appeals court has thrown out a lower-court decision that sought to stop the NSA from continuing to collect metadata on phone calls made by Americans.

The lower court ruling had found that the practice was unconstitutional.

Former President George W. Bush, whose legacy was irreparably marred by the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, is visiting New Orleans today to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

Bush and his wife, Laura, arrived Friday morning at Warren Easton Charter High School, where they met students, as well as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Kathleen Blanco, who was Louisiana governor when Katrina hit the city in August 2005.

Today, the National Zoo announced that the surviving cub of giant panda Mei Xiang is a boy.

Genetic testing also showed that he was sired by China's panda, Tian Tian, the zoo tweeted.

Once thought to be ephemeral and fleeting, the keeping of keepsakes online may be the best way to hold onto – and to share – historic photographs and documents.

In the wake of a massive hacking, the founder and CEO of the cheating website Ashley Madison has stepped down.

Noel Biderman had been at the center of controversy after hackers released information on 33 million people who had used to the site to try to cheat on their spouses.

Usain Bolt has addressed Thursday's encounter with a mobile cameraman on a Segway.

If you missed it, a cameraman lost control and ran into the elite runner just after he won the 200-meter final during the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will allow a southern Illinois township board to vote to dissolve the unit of government to save taxpayer funds. The legislation signed Thursday by Rauner permits the dissolution of Belleville Township without a vote of residents. The township shares a name and boundaries with the southern Illinois city.

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