In 2014, Texas voters might just see something they haven't experienced in two decades — a competitive race for governor.
Current Republican Gov. Rick Perry isn't running for re-election, so it's an open race, with new faces and new optimism for Texas Democrats.
Earlier this year, the Democrats were once again facing the prospect of scrambling to find someone to run as their candidate. Then, on June 25, state Sen. Wendy Davis came to the Capitol in Austin wearing running shoes and ready to block a restrictive abortion bill.
Having even a small stroke can be a scare. Some people recover well, while others struggle to talk, move or live as they did before.
Quality of life in the years after a stroke is something that's gotten surprisingly little attention, even though so-called quality-adjusted life years are a common measure for the cost-effectiveness of medical treatments.
A fishmonger tosses a just-purchased fresh salmon to a colleague behind the counter at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.
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An Almadraba tuna is lifted by a crane in the port of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain. Almadraba tuna is caught by an elaborate and ancient Andalusian fishing method used in Spanish coastal areas close to the Strait of Gibraltar since Phoenician times.
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A halibut is seen on the line of a fisherman in Ilulissat, Greenland.
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A fisherman checks the measurements of a Dungeness crab he just pulled in from the Pacific Ocean off Marin County, Calif.
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A swordfish chills on ice.
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A fisherman holds freshly caught potted brown shrimp in Southport, England.
Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 8:32 am
Human rights activists are suing the United Nations on behalf of five Haitian families afflicted by cholera — a disease many believe U.N. peacekeeping troops brought to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake there.