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Cold Cases: Forensic Experts Work to ID Unidentified Crime Victims

There are more than 400 people buried in the Harris County Pauper's Cemetery just outside Houston who've never been identified.  Forensic Anthropologists are using state of the art forensic technology to identify some of them, and, it is hoped, figure out how and why they died.

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New Blood Test Could Predict How Long You Will Live

A blood test that should be available in Europe by the end of the year could give you a pretty good indication of how fast you are aging and how much longer you will live.

The test measures telomeres, structures on the end of each of your chromosomes, which scientists think may hold the key to determining a person's "true age."

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Feds Release New Guidelines on Advertising Food to Children

A working group from four federal agencies -- FTC, CDC, FDA and USDA -- has released new voluntary standards for marketing food to children.  Childrens' and consumer groups are not optimistic they'll work.

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Japan Nuclear Plant Pumping Highly Radioactive Water

The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water Tuesday from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area in a crucial step toward easing the nuclear crisis.

Removing the 25,000 tons of contaminated water that has collected in the basement of a turbine building at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant will help allow access for workers trying to restore vital cooling systems that were knocked out in the March 11 tsunami.

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Houston Boy Brings Gun To School – 3 Injured

A six year old boy brought a gun to school and injured himself and two others in the cafeteria when it fell out of his pocket. Luckily, no one was badly hurt, but the incident raises questions we have all heard too many times before- How safe are our schools? How do we enforce stricter gun laws?

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Research Shows Sitting Can Kill You

People who sit most of the day have a 54 percent greater risk of heart attack than those who spend a good chunk of the day standing.

Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana came to this conclusion after analyzing the lifestyles of more than 17,000 men and women over 13 years.

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Most Americans Can’t Get Therapy Giffords is Getting

Wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is receiving and benefiting from the world-class treatment she's getting in Houston.  It's a level of care most Americans don't have access to, and she knows it.

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Japan Reactor Core May Be Leaking Radioactive Substance

The people of Japan just can't seem to catch a break.
Authorities in Japan raised the prospect Friday of a likely breach in the all-important containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a potentially ominous development in the race to prevent a large-scale release of radiation.

Contaminated water likely seeped through the containment vessel protecting from the reactor's core, said Hidehiko Nishiyama of the Japan nuclear and industrial safety agency.

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