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Despite published reports about a shortage of condoms in Cuba, a majority of Havana drugstores were carrying the prophylactics, according to NBC News. The Miami Herald published reports from Cuban bloggers noting a shortage of condoms in state-run pharmacies in some parts of Havana, though they said they were available at higher prices at shops that cater to foreign visitors. The Ministry of Health could not answer NBC News about supplies around the city. But calls made by NBC News around the city found about 19 of 27 pharmacies, over seventy percent, were carrying the prophylactics.   [READ MORE]
 

 
From Clinton To Obama, Many Parallels
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As Bill Clinton prepared for an August 1994 news conference in which he hoped to build public support for his struggling — and ultimately unsuccessful — health care overhaul, he told his advisers: "A lot of them want to know they can keep their own plan if they like it." Nearly two decades later, President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans about his own plan, which won approval in Congress in 2010, by telling them, "If you like your plan you can keep it." More than 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the "Obamacare" law; how the overhaul is perceived could become a deciding point for the fate of Obama's fellow Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections.   [READ MORE]
 
Only Lady Gaga could share a makeup-free selfie after undergoing surgery and still manage to look flawless. After getting her wisdom teeth removed yesterday, the singer decided to document her recovery on Twitter, sharing a natural-faced photo that has me wondering why she even wears makeup at all. The pop star is all snuggled up in bed with a wide-eyed monkey stuffed animal, pouting for the camera.   [READ MORE]
Fish Farming Explores Deeper, Cleaner Waters
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Norwegian fish farmer SalMar has been working two years on creating oil-rig-like structures that can harvest salmon in more free-flowing waters, reducing disease and pollution concerns. WSJ's Ellen Jervell reports.   [READ MORE]
 
Viewers are just about a month away from the premiere of HBO's screen adaptation of The Normal Heart and now the final trailer for the Ryan Murphy-directed version of the Tony Award-winning play has been released. Thus far, the trailers have focused on the advocacy side of the story, showing Mark Ruffalo screaming at various faceless adversaries, but this one focuses more on the human relationships central to the story set during the AIDS epidemic of the 1990s. The cast also includes Julia Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner, a physician struggling to find the cause for AIDS, or GRID, as it was called then.   [READ MORE]
Georges St-Pierre -- I Want To Be A Villain!!
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Georges St-Pierre may have a dark side because the UFC legend tells TMZ Sports he has a secret desire to be a villain. St-Pierre was crutching around L.A. after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL when photographers started talking about his cameo in the new "Captain America" flick and asked him if he had any desire to play a superhero on the big screen. St-Pierre said he's always been a huge "Star Wars" fan and would love to appear in one of the upcoming flicks, but only if he can be a bad guy.   [READ MORE]
 
Miley Cyrus is forced to cancel yet another show on her Bangers Tour after being hospitalized. Oh gosh, keep upping that Vitamin C, girl. So Miley Cyrus is in the hospital again after an allergic reaction to some sinus infection medication she ...   [READ MORE]
 
 
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