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Hillary Clinton announced her run for the president in a highly produced campaign video.

How Candidates Announce Can Say A Lot About Their Campaigns

Now that Democrat Hillary Clinton has officially launched her presidential campaign, the 2016 race for the White House is underway.

The GOP got its third entrant in what is shaping up to be a crowded field when Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his bid Monday.

How and where a candidate chooses to roll out a campaign can say a lot about the type of race he or she intends to run, at least in the early going.

The "My Life Check" calculator gives a personalized readout on heart-healthy behaviors.

Is That Corporate Wellness Program Doing Your Heart Any Good?

Odds are your employer has a wellness program that prods you to exercise and eat healthy. But that program may not be doing all that much for your health, according to the American Heart Association, and attempts to measure the benefits of wellness programs often fail.

Singer Percy Sledge died today.

Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Singer Percy Sledge, perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman," has died in Baton Rouge, La., Artists International Management Inc., his talent agency, said.

Sledge died of natural causes a little after midnight at a hospice in East Baton Rouge, La., according to a coroner. The coroner said Sledge was 74, though the Encyclopedia of Music as well as his talent agency say Sledge was 73.

Secretary of State John Kerry and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma signed an agreement Monday to establish the first Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa. The U.S. will provide technical advice and a few staff for the agency.

Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

In 1946, a malaria outbreak across the Southern U.S. catalyzed the formation of what would eventually become the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Then in 2002, China's CDC began its operations just as an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, took hold.

Dr. Robert Wachter writes that computers have crowded out eye contact between the doctor and patient, in his latest book, <em>The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age.</em>

Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Dr. Robert Wachter has long been an advocate for patient safety and a keen observer of trends in medicine.

Years ago, Wachter coined the term "hospitalist" and predicted the rise of these doctors who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients.

The mountain lion known as P-22 is seen in Los Angeles' Griffith Park in November 2014. He hid out for a time in the crawl space of a Los Angeles home.

Mountain Lion That Hid Out Under LA Home Appears To Have Left

Updated at 1:02 p.m. ET

The mountain lion who spent Monday night under a Los Angeles home despite authorities' best efforts to dislodge him appears to have left on his own, a wildlife official says.

Mass map with images of two galaxy clusters and a cosmic void.

Scientists Release Largest Map Yet Of Dark Matter In The Cosmos

Scientists have released the first of several dark matter maps of the cosmos.

Researchers from the Dark Energy Survey used data captured by the Dark Energy Camera, a 570-megapixel imaging device they say is one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, to put together the largest contiguous map of dark matter created. They presented their findings Monday at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Baltimore.

Jail Terms Handed To Most Atlanta Teachers Convicted In Cheating Scandal

Updated at 12:25 p.m.

Two of the 10 former Atlanta public school employees convicted this month of conspiring to cheat on state tests to earn raises and bonuses took plea deals while the others received jail time of between one and seven years.

Under her plea deal, former teacher Pamela Cleveland will serve five years' probation, including one year on home confinement. Under his deal, Donald Bullock, a former testing coordinator, was given six months of weekends in jail and five years' probation. Both those deals came on condition they won't appeal.

Senate Panel Weighs Bill Giving Congress Final OK On Iran Deal

A Senate panel could vote as soon as today on a measure that would give Congress final approval on any nuclear deal with Iran — despite a veto threat from the White House.

The U.S. and five other world powers — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — are negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, and are hoping to reach an agreement by the end of June that they say would prevent the Islamic republic from getting nuclear weapons. The White House fears that any congressional action could imperil those talks.

Hillary Clinton begins to speak as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, moves to take a seat after introducing her at the Clinton Global Initiative, Sept. 22, 2014, in New York.

'Clintonomics' Ruled The 1990s; 'Hillarynomics' Would Be Different

If you are under 30, this may be hard to imagine, but in the late 1990s, the economy was a job-generating machine.

In 2000, the final year of Bill Clinton's presidency, the unemployment rate fell as low as 3.8 percent. Then, within a decade of his White House departure, the rate was up to 10 percent.

Those two numbers explain why the name "Clinton" remains magic for many. People who got jobs, bought homes and invested money two decades ago associate "Clintonomics" with good times.