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annanira.jpgFamily History: Reporter Anna Gorman wrote a powerful,
beautiful first-person piece about losing her father – and her ovaries -
to a genetic mutation. And if you like the story, too, you
can tell her so yourself. She’ll be doing a live chat today at 1 p.m.

fertil.gifDoctored Story: In one of the first such cases, a medical journal might be sued for claiming one its contributors plagiarized a study. It’s so cute when doctors act like journalists, isn’t it?

pellit.jpgLook! Over There! It’s A Shiny Thing! Attorneys for Anthony Pellicano appear to be trying to shift the focus of his trial away “from celebrity wiretapping to claims of government misconduct.” Sorry, Tony. Celeb wiretapping is way more sexy than wanton FBI agents. Unless it’s these FBI agents.

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