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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. [Associated Press]

Obama seeks studies on 'precision medicine' based on individuals' genetics (w/ video)

WASHINGTON — Saying that "the possibilities are boundless," President Barack Obama on Friday announced a major biomedical research initiative, including plans to collect genetic data on 1 million Americans so that scientists could develop drugs and treatments tailored to the characteristics of individual patients.  …

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  1. NASA launches satellite to track Earth conditions

    Nation

    Los Angeles

    NASA launches satellite to track Earth conditions

  2. Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-led Congress

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with plans for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.

     After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.  [Associated Press]
  3. Temporary deportation relief opens for immigrants Feb. 18

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Applications will be accepted starting Feb. 18 for temporary deportation relief for immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children as part of protections under President Barack Obama's new immigration plan.

  4. Japan condemns ISIS video showing killing of hostage

    World

    TOKYO — Japan condemned with outrage and horror today an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

    This image is from a video claiming to show an Islamic State militant with Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.
  5. Female-only mosque may be first in U.S.

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    LOS ANGELES — A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States.