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** FILE ** Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

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The United States Supreme Court is seen Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Washington, two days before the court will begin hearing arguments Monday on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, derisively labeled "Obamacare" by its opponents. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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Demand for donor blood is dwindling because of fewer elective surgeries, medical advances that curb bleeding and other "patient blood-management" strategies. (Associated Press)

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National Edition News Cover for December 4, 2013 - Pro-lifers hail shift in stem cell funding: Researcher Terry Storm works in a stem cell research lab at the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday, March 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The president said his signature health care law "is working and will work into the future." Obama said the benefits of the law have "gotten lost" in recent months as attention focused on the widespread problems that crippled the website where people can sign up for health insurance. On stage with the president are Americans the White House says have gained as a result of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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CUTTING EDGE: Dr. James Eliason studies induced pluripotent stem cell lines, an alternative to embryonic stem cell research. Grant funding seems to be trending toward projects that use adult stem cells. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Is former Massachusetts Sen. Scott P. Brown planning to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire? Looks like it. The Granite State Republican Party has asked him to be the host at its Christmas party. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, currently holds the seat. (Associated Press)