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The New York Times (October 21)

In Debate, Clinton Deflects Questions About 2008

stage of senate debate

In a lively but cordial hour of exchanges, Mrs. Clinton steered toward substantive answers about foreign and domestic policy, and was sharply critical of the Bush administration's handling of the war in Iraq. . . . "You know, in the middle of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln did not hesitate to change generals," Mrs. Clinton said, drawing applause from the audience at the University of Rochester auditorium. (Similar reports by ABC News, Washington Post, UPI, Newsday, Capital News 9 [Albany], New York Observer, Buffalo News, Elmira Star-Gazette, Washington Times, R News, and Democrat and Chronicle.)

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ABC News (October 22)

Stem Cells Might Cause Brain Tumors, Study Finds

Injecting human embryonic stem cells into the brains of Parkinson's disease patients may cause tumors to form, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday. Steven Goldman, professor of neuromolecular medicine, and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York said human stem cells injected into rat brains turned into cells that looked like early tumors. (Also reported by Washington Post, MSNBC, Seattle Times, Reuters, Sydney Morning Herald [Australia], Xinhua [China], San Francisco Chronicle, Indianapolis Star, and others.)

Washington Post (October 17)

Race Gap Persists in Health Screening

Washington Post (October 17) Race Gap Persists in Health Screening Racial and ethnic differences in getting such potentially lifesaving preventive testing as mammograms, Pap smears and colon cancer screenings appear to be larger than previously thought, according to a new study. . . . "Our sense is that probably the claims data are giving us a better picture of the true dispari-ties here in services than in simply asking people whether they've received a preventive service or not," said Kevin Fiscella, the study's lead researcher and an associate professor of family medicine and community and preventive medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. (Also reported by South Bend Tribune [Indiana], Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Medical News Today, News-Medical.Net, and

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