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Scientists Build A Live, No-Frills Cell That Could Have A Big Future

Scientists announced Thursday that they have built a single-celled organism that has just 473 genes — likely close to the minimum number of genes necessary to sustain its life. The development, they say, could eventually lead to new manufacturing methods.<p>Around 1995, a few top geneticists set out …


Garry Shandling, inventive TV comedian, dead at 66

<b>(CNN) —</b> Garry Shandling, the comedian whose TV shows "The Larry Sanders Show" and "It's Garry Shandling's Show" parodied talk shows and sitcoms with reflexive, absurdist comedy, has died. He was 66.<p>Shandling's publicist, Alan Nierob, told CNN that Shandling died of an apparent heart attack.<p>Los …


GOP lawmakers in Kansas race to pass school funding plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican supermajorities in the Kansas Legislature raced Thursday to approve a new plan to reshuffle education spending, hoping to head off the state Supreme Court's threat to shut down public schools statewide if lawmakers don't fix the funding problems by the end of June.<p>The …

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Alex Rodriguez will retire when contract expires after 2017 season

Alex Rodriguez’s record-setting and embattled major league career, launched when he was an 18-year-old shortstop in 1994, will end with his retirement after the 2017 season, the New York Yankees slugger told ESPN New York on Wednesday.<p>Rodriguez, 40, will step away from the game after the final …