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A demonstrator dressed as a bather protests against the rationing of water, outside the official residence of Sao Paulo's Governor Geraldo Alckmin in Sao Paulo, on Jan. 26. The banner behind him reads, "Planet Water, Dry Lives."

A Historic Drought Grips Brazil's Economic Capital

Last Sunday, hundreds of Paulistanos, as the residents of Sao Paulo are known, dressed up and danced on the streets at one of the dozens of block parties that happen in advance of the annual celebration known as Carnival.

Except this year – among the pirates and Viking bumblebees — some costumes had a more serious, if still not entirely sober, theme.

Antonio Passareli was dressed as a water fountain — with the spigot placed strategically on his waist. But it's no laughing matter, he said.

Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy talks about the $35 million pledged by the Manhattan district attorney to help eliminate a nationwide backlog in testing rape kits during a news conference in November.

Advocates Join Fight To Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog

In Detroit six years ago, 11,000 untested rape kits were found in an abandoned police storage unit.

Since then, most of those kits have been sent to crime labs for testing. Prosecutors say the initial results point to at least 188 serial rapists. Often the same DNA shows up in multiple rape kits, or matches DNA in other state databases. But investigating all the results will take millions of dollars the city says it just doesn't have.

Mary Harris was relieved when Stella was born with a mop of thick black hair, as if she had been protected from the chemo somehow.

Pregnant With Cancer: One Woman's Journey

After years of debating whether to have a second child, my husband, Mark, and I decided to give it a try. Two weeks later, we found a lump. I was 35.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at an Economic Club of Detroit meeting on Feb. 4.

What We Learned From Jeb Bush's E-Book

Not-quite-yet presidential candidate Jeb Bush posted the first chapter of an e-book about his two terms as Florida governor online Monday, along with six massive files containing a quarter-million of his emails.

Poultry bone broths are typically simmered for 24 hours or more. It can be consumed as a hot beverage, or incorporated into gravies, sauces or soups.

Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here

How did bone broth become the magic elixir du jour?

We're not sure, but in the last three months, breathless stories about its umami depth and super nutrition have ricocheted through food media. Meanwhile, restaurants like New York's Brodo, Portland's JoLa Café and Red Apron in Washington, D.C., have begun selling it, to much fanfare.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly Cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office on Feb. 8.

Israel's Netanyahu Says He Is 'Determined To Speak Before Congress'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today his country had a "profound disagreement" with the White House on Iran and he was "determined to speak before Congress" on March 3 on the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

"I am going to the United States not because I seek a confrontation with the President, but because I must [fulfill] my obligation to speak up on a matter that affects the very survival of my country," Netanyahu said in a statement.

Sara Martín reads bedtime stories with her children. When the kids were younger, she says, staying up-to-date on their frequent immunizations was tough, because of cost and transportation issues.

Schools Not Keeping Track Of Kids Who Are Behind On Their Shots

When Sara Martín's children were infants, she made sure they got all the recommended immunizations. But at some point, when they were toddlers, "I started to fall a little behind on the vaccinations," she says. "Not intentionally — just, that's kind of how it happened for me."

Martín is 29 years old and a single mother of two. She says it was a huge chore to travel from her home in East Los Angeles to a community clinic downtown.

White House Says There's At Least One Other American Hostage Held In Syria

At least one other American is being held hostage in Syria, White House Press Secretary Joshua Earnest said during his daily briefing.

Earnest was asked if 26-year-old Kayla Mueller, who died during Jordanian airstrikes against the self-styled Islamic State in Syria, was the last American believed to be in the hands of the Sunni militants.

"Sadly, I cannot say that," Earnest said. "There is at least one other hostage that is held in the region."

Drones fly at the International CES held last month in Las Vegas. In Oklahoma, a state senator has introduced a bill that would allow land-owners to shoot a drone down if it's above their property.

'Drone Shoot-Down Bill' Advances In Oklahoma

A bill that would let property owners shoot down a drone that's over their land has made its way out of a Senate committee in Oklahoma, setting up a potential vote on the matter.

It's unclear whether the legislation has a chance of passage; we're reporting on it here as another facet of the debate over how drones are integrated (and regulated) in modern society.