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The Josephson family in 2001, after Dixie (third from left) was told she had cancer.

A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To 'Professional Patient'

Dixie Josephson was 56 when she was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer. She's 71 now, but the cancer is still with her.

Josephson's story is one shared by other fortunate cancer patients. Advances in treatment mean that more people like Josephson can live longer with their disease. Still, the five-year survival rate for metastatic ovarian cancer is 27 percent, putting Josephson in the minority.

And the treatments that have extended her life have also taken a toll on her and her family.

This photo provided by Eugene R. Fidell shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl preparing to be interviewed by Army investigators in August.

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Is Charged With Desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in 2009, after he walked off his military outpost in southeastern Afghanistan. In a controversial move and five years after his capture, the Obama administration cut a deal with the Taliban, securing Bergdahl's release in exchange for the release of five Taliban detainees who were being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

Two years ago, Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia's police commissioner, called for a federal review into the city's police practices. Ramsey called for a similar federal inquiry during his tenure as Washington D.C.'s police chief.

Takeaways From The Federal Report On Deadly Force By Philadelphia Cops

Even before the unrest in Ferguson or the Eric Garner incident in New York City last summer, Charles Ramsey, Philadelphia's police commissioner, called on the federal government to look into how the officers in his department used force, and how their use force might contribute to the department's often-strained relationship with the city's residents.

Water molecules between two layers of graphene arranged themselves in a lattice of squares — unlike any other known form of ice.

Scientists Discover A New Form Of Ice — It's Square

Scientists recently observed a form of ice that's never been seen before, after sandwiching water between two layers of an unusual two-dimensional material called graphene.

It's the latest surprise from the lab of a guy who's perhaps best known for levitating a frog in a magnetic field, even though it's his ground-breaking work with graphene that won him a Nobel prize.

These beans, grown on test plots at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia, can thrive in temperatures that cripple most conventional beans.

Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

A planet that is warming at extraordinary speed may require extraordinary new food crops. The latest great agricultural hope is beans that can thrive in temperatures that cripple most conventional beans. They're now growing in test plots of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, or CIAT, in Colombia.

President Obama speaks at the White House Wednesday about the fifth anniversary of his signing of the healthcare law.

Obamacare Five Years Later: Thriving Or On Political Life Support?

The health care law, the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. Whatever you call it, five years after President Obama signed the law, it remains polarizing.

Patients Often Aren't Offered Minimally Invasive Surgery

It would be nice to think that when you go in for surgery you'd be offered the safest, cheapest alternative, but that's not always the case, a study finds.

Some hospitals are much more likely than others to offer minimally invasive surgery for procedures like colon or lung surgery or appendectomy, according to an analysis published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery.

People seek shelter amid gunfire at an army base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Wednesday.

Reports: Yemen's President Flees As Rebels Capture Major Airport

Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET:

Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled his palace in Aden, after Houthi rebels appeared to be closing in on the southern port city. It's not clear if the embattled president has left the city or the country.

U.S. State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, says the administration was in touch with Hadi earlier today. She confirmed that he is no longer at his Aden residence, but cannot confirm any additional details about his location.

Sen. Dan Coats on midterm election night in 2014.

With Sen. Dan Coats' Retirement, One More Gone From The Old School

Senate Republican Dan Coats of Indiana announced Tuesday — probably surprising no one — that he would not seek another term in 2016. Although he has been a stalwart Republican through a turbulent generation in Washington, Coats seems less at home in the hyper-partisan world of Congress today.

While Coats, 71, said his decision was strictly personal and age-related, he did refer to the "terribly dysfunctional Senate" in an interview with the Howey Politics Indiana newsletter.

Kpetermeni Siakor (left), a Liberian who is studying in Ghana, used crowdsourcing software to help out during the Ebola epidemic.

How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing!

From more than 900 miles away, Kpetermeni Siakor helped get volunteers to the right neighborhoods in his native Liberia during the height of the Ebola epidemic.

He did it with Ushahidi, crowdsourcing software that was developed in Kenya in 2008, when the country experienced a wave of post-election violence. The word Ushahidi means testimony in Swahili.

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