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It's Nobel Prize Time: Medicine

It's the first day of Nobel week! Today's winner, in Medicine: Robert G. Edwards, the man behind in-vitro fertilization


Today is the first day of Nobel week, where each day a different Nobel Prize winner will be announced. Today's prize is Medicine and the winner is Robert G. Edwards, the man behind in-vitro fertilization. Edwards was the first doctor to fertilize an egg with sperm outside the human body, and then reinsert the fertilized egg into the woman. The first baby fertilized this way, Louise Brown, was born in 1978 and is known as the first "test-tube baby." Today, more than 4 million pregnancies have been created using Edwards's method.
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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

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Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules.

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