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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says it's not clear whether Zika virus can spread through saliva.

Zika May Not Spread In Saliva Or Urine, Health Officials Say

U.S. health experts cautioned Friday that the apparent discovery of the Zika virus in saliva and urine from people in Brazil does not necessarily mean the virus can be spread by more casual contact with infected people, such as through kissing.

"I think we need to be careful that don't we jump to any conclusions about transmissibility," Anthony Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during an interview on NPR's Morning Edition.

The boundary of Southern California Gas Co.'s property where the Aliso Canyon Storage Field is located.

Calif. Official Says Leaking Gas Well Might Be Sealed As Soon As Next Week

The leaking gas storage well near the Los Angeles neighborhood of Porter Ranch might be capped earlier than originally anticipated, a state official told residents on Thursday.

Wade Crowfoot, an adviser to California Gov. Jerry Brown, said the utility that owns the well is expected to begin the final phase of the fix on Monday, The Associated Press reports. The Southern California Gas Co. is currently drilling a relief well to intercept the leaking well — and once it reaches its destination, workers should be able to seal up the leak in about five days.

High Costs For Drugs Used By A Few Are Starting To Add Up

The cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi can help people with specific genetic mutations breath better. But treatment with the pill comes with a hefty sticker price — $259,000 a year.

Orkambi, which was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last July, is expected to take almost $36 million from the California's general fund this fiscal year and next. The cost estimate doesn't include any discounts the state may receive from drug manufacturers.

Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?

Genetics researchers often discover certain snips and pieces of the human genome that are important for health and development, such as the genetic mutations that cause cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia. And scientists noticed that genetic variants are more common in some races, which makes it seem like race is important in genetics research.

Mapping Zika: From A Monkey In Uganda To A Growing Global Concern

The Zika virus has gone from an obscure disease to an international public health emergency.

Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, checks her cellphone after her address at a United Nations meeting in 2012.

Hillary Clinton's Emails: 5 Questions Answered

The decision by Hillary Clinton to use a private email server as secretary of state has spawned an FBI investigation, multiple congressional inquiries and dozens of private lawsuits that demand copies of her messages. It's also become an issue in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Republicans on the campaign trail have raised the prospect that Clinton could be charged with a crime — even as she downplays the FBI probe and asserts she wants voters to be able to see all of her messages from that time.

Officials Warn Of Potential Zika Transmission Via Urine, Saliva

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Dave Mirra was found dead in his truck, say police in Greenville, N.C., his longtime home.

Dave Mirra, A Superstar Of BMX, Has Died In What Police Say Was Suicide

BMX rider Dave Mirra, who for years dominated his sport even as he helped others embrace it, has died at age 41. Police in Greenville, N.C., say they found Mirra "sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."

Police found Mirra in a parked vehicle shortly after he had visited friends in Greenville, where he had lived for years as an active member of the community. Mirra is survived by his wife and two daughters.

The location of the crane collapse, at 40 Worth St. and West Broadway, Manhattan.

Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills At Least 1 Person

The New York City Fire Department says a crane collapse early Friday in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood killed at least one person and seriously injured two others.

Fire officials tweeted that they are responding to the scene of the crane collapse, which happened at the intersection of Worth Street and West Broadway.

Photos posted by the FDNY on Twitter show the red crane stretching down the street with its vehicle crushed and flipped over.

Theodore Roosevelt is one of the earliest presidents associated with "progressive" politics, even accepting the nomination of the Progressive Party in 1912.

Democrats Debate: What Is A Progressive And Who Wants To Be One?

Before they got down to debating the big issues Thursday night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wrangled over one big word: progressivism.

Which of them was the true progressive? Was Clinton a progressive at all?

Sanders has long billed himself as a progressive, also describing himself as a "democratic socialist." He has not been known for flirting with the term "moderate." But Clinton has at times willingly chosen the latter label.

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