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May 4, 2014

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Young blood may hold key to reversing aging

Two teams of scientists published studies on Sunday showing that blood from young mice reverses aging in old mice, rejuvenating their muscles and brains. As ghoulish as the research may sound, experts said that it could lead to treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. — The New York Times

Acrobats injured in fall at Rhode Island circus act

A platform collapsed during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at a circus performance Sunday, sending eight acrobats plummeting to the ground in Rhode Island. Nine performers were seriously injured in the fall, including a dancer below, while an unknown number of others suffered less serious injuries. The accident was reported about 45 minutes into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ 11 a.m. Legends show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. — BBC

Donald Sterling will fight to keep Clippers, LA mayor predicts

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he will continue to press Clippers owner Donald Sterling to give up his ownership of the NBA team, but said it may take a “protracted fight” before the 80-year-old billionaire agrees to sell. “He thinks he’s going to be the owner for a long time,” Garcetti said Sunday on the CBS TV program “Face the Nation.” — LA Times

‘Mouthy’ kids murder trial

The trial gets under way Monday in the case of a Florida woman accused of killing her teenage kids because they were being “mouthy.” — CNN

Signaling interest in 2016, Perry talks of ‘second chances’

WASHINGTON — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas on Sunday sent some of his clearest signals of interest in a 2016 presidential bid, joking wryly about his “botched” run in 2012 but then adding, “I think America is a place that believes in second chances.” Appearing on the NBC program “Meet the Press,” Perry defended his state’s use of the death penalty as “appropriate and humane,” even after the bungled execution in Oklahoma last week. He called for a greater national focus on job creation and the underemployed, particularly women. And he criticized President Obama for what he called a “one size fits all” approach to solving problems perhaps best left to the states. — New York Times

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