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California: Insurers must cover elective abortions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have …

Botswana to pay for all inmates' HIV drugs

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.<p>Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled on Friday that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights.<p>Dickson Tapela and Mbuso Piye, two …

This Is What It Looks Like To Dive Between Continents

This takes "two places at once" to a whole new (lower) level.<p>The Silfra fissure is a deep, watery crack that separates the North American and Eurasian continents. It's the place where two massive tectonic plates once met and now slowly drift apart, causing earthquakes about once per decade.<p>For …

The Happiest States In America Might Also Be The Prettiest

Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll asking Americans how they feel about living in their home states. The results left us with one thought -- a pretty state is a happy state.<p>You see, the states with the largest percentage of residents who believe their state is the "best or one of the …

Shifting strategy for abortion battles

Conservative states that ran into legal trouble passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation last year have shifted their approach for 2014: smaller instead of sweeping.<p>Rather than bans that directly challenge <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, many states are again going for more incremental measures …

Lion's Head, Cape Town Is The Ultimate Daredevil Instagram Spot

Lion's Head, a picture-perfect mountaintop in South Africa, is one of those places that just makes your mouth drop.<p>The rocky playground is perched over 2,000 feet above Cape Town's coastline, but the ascent up the mountain is relatively easy. We've seen some pretty precarious Instagram spots …

Five Doctors Without Borders Staffers 'Taken' in Syria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Five staffers for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) were taken from a Syrian home …