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Contraception Compromise Acceptable if it Ends Legal Challenges, Administration Says

Robert Barnes - Washington Post

The Obama administration said a compromise floated by the Supreme Court to resolve objections from religious organizations to providing their employees with contraceptives would work only if it was clear that the women would receive the coverage through other means, and if it ended the controversy.

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. told the court that requiring a modification to the accommodation already offered to the religiously affiliated colleges, charities and hospitals was unnecessary.

The Graying of HIV: 1 in 6 New U.S. Cases are People Older than 50

Lenny Bernstein - Washington Post 

Thousands of people 50 and older are diagnosed with HIV each year in the United States, a development that has significant consequences for the health care and social support they need and the doctors, counselors and others who provide it.

Older people tend to be sicker when the infection is finally discovered. They usually have other health conditions that accompany aging and often are too embarrassed to reveal their illness to family and friends.

The Latest On Zika: More Sexually Transmitted Cases Of Zika Virus

Anna Almendrala - Huffington Post

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babies born with the birth defect have smaller heads and sometimes brains that aren't fully developed, which can result in life-long developmental problems.   

Zika is currently spreading through Central and South America and the Caribbean, and with the high volume of news about the virus, it's tough to stay up-to-date. 

Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs Reopens

Tom Roeder - The Gazette

With exterior walls still carrying the bullet scars of a Nov. 27 shooting that killed three, the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic reopened for business on Monday.

Leaders say the clinic has a full docket of appointments this week for services including abortions, which accused shooter Robert Lewis Dear has said motivated his rampage.

"We are opening today with our eyes to the future," said Vicki Cowart, president of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains.