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7:56am

Fri December 9, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

With Doubts, FDA Panel Votes For Yaz And Related Contaceptives

Originally published on Fri December 9, 2011 2:52 pm

Katie Anderson, shown with her mother, Beth, in 2010, suffered a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Her symptoms started within a month of taking the birth control pill Yaz.
Jane Greenhalgh NPR

Doubts have been growing about Yasmin, Yaz and their sister contraceptives for several years now. And those doubts reached full flower at a Food Drug Administration advisory panel on Thursday.

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7:48am

Fri December 9, 2011
The Two-Way

Missing Ex-FBI Agent's Family To Captors: 'Tell Us Your Demands'

Originally published on Fri December 9, 2011 4:37 pm

Robert Levinson, in the video his family received from the retired FBI-agent's captors.
HelpBobLevinson.com

In a direct message to the people who have held retired FBI agent Robert Levinson since he disappeared nearly five years ago in Iran, his son and wife today ask the captors to "please tell us your demands."

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Fri December 9, 2011

6:20am

Fri December 9, 2011
The Two-Way

'Inferno' At Hospital In India Kills Scores, Staff Accused Of Running

Originally published on Fri December 9, 2011 4:05 pm

A grieving woman at the scene of today's fire in Kolkata.
AFP/Getty Images

Horrific news from Kolkata, India:

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5:55am

Fri December 9, 2011
The Two-Way

U.K. Isolated As Euro Nations Move Ahead On New Pact

Britain Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte earlier today at the summit in Brussels.
Eric Feferberg AFP/Getty Images

There's been movement today in Brussels, where leaders from the European Union nations are trying to save the euro and restore some faith in the financial markets that they can manage the euro zone's debt crisis. But an important division remains among the 27 nations.

The consensus among news outlets covering the story seems to be:

-- "UK Isolated As Europe Moves Ahead On Fiscal Union." (Reuters)

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