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Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords grabs a softball autographed by breast-cancer survivors before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in the Sixth Annual Congressional Women’s Softball game against women reporters.

She didn't play, but she did something for her former colleagues. Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords threw the ceremonial first pitch at an annual charity softball game pitting women in the Washington press corps against congresswomen - who won for the first time in four years. Read more» 1

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Cronkite News reporter Anne M. Shearer holds a picture of her mother, Susan Knudson, who died in June of ovarian cancer. Because her mother tested positive for a gene mutation carrying an increased chance of ovarian and breast cancer, Shearer is deciding whether to be tested herself.

“This doesn’t have to happen to you.” My mom, Susan Knudson, told me that from her hospital bed in May, less than a month before dying of ovarian cancer at age 54, leaving behind my father, my two brothers and me. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, leans off of first base on a rainy Washington evening during an annual charity softball game between congressional women and women journalists.

It’s one thing to claim that you can work across the congressional aisle in the spirit of bipartisanship. It’s quite another to sweat with members of the other party. But that’s what congressional women were doing on Wednesday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to play women journalists in a charity softball game on a steamy Washington night. (with video) Read more»

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Children learn cancer education at a Hopi Tribe Health Fair.

Arizona has the lowest reported rate of cancer in the nation, but those who get cancer here, are more likely to die from it. That’s because people in Arizona wait too long to get checked for cancer, and once diagnosed, the disease overtakes most cures. Read more»

Karen Handel during her bid for Georgia governor in July 2010.

Karen Handel has resigned as Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Vice President for Public Policy over the breast cancer charity's controversial decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Read more»

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You've probably heard about some of the changes in that the new health overhaul law this year. But several lesser-known provisions also take effect in coming months that could have a lasting impact on the nation's health care system. Read more»