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  • Chaunie Brusie is 27 and pregnant with her fourth child.

    Brusie's other three children are younger than 5. While the Babble.com blogger is happily married, she has felt a strain on her sex life.

    "Pregnancy for me does not feel like a sexy time at all," she said. "It just feels like we really need to get through these nine months … and get this baby out."

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    Brusie is one of the millions of women who have lost interest in sex. For her, the issue might not be exhaustion, but the pregnancy itself.

    Dr. Lauren Streicher, a Chicago gynecologist and author of the new book "Love Sex Again: A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life" says a hormone called prolactin could possibly be dousing the flame.

    Other causes could include diabetes, depression and even birth control pills.

    "So many women come to me saying I'm their third, fourth, fifth opinion for a problem that has really been impacting on their

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  • Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets

    By Dr. Alok Patel, ABC News Medical Unit

    Parental decisions are the bedrock of childhood vaccination rates. While most parents turn to their pediatricians for help making decisions about immunization there's also a lot of conflicting information for them to sift through. Worry over whether it's safe to allow their child to have 24 shots before the age of two and up to five pokes per visit has left many parents on the fence about if and when they should stick to the vaccination schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Vaccine hesitancy and outright refusal to vaccinate are now helping to drive the resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases including measles, mumps and chicken pox. Recently, for example, there have been measles clusters cropping up in parts of California with lower vaccination rates and new cases of mumps appearing in Ohio.

    As more parents switch to alternative schedules or delay shots, experts say we are losing the "herd immunity"

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  • ABC News' Rich McHugh reports:

    Paul and JP Norden are brothers and best friends
    , and for many, they represent the defiance and resilience Boston showed after the bombings at the famed Boston marathon last year.

    The Norden brothers each lost a leg in the double explosions on April 15, but they believe their lives are better now.

    "Even though this was such a bad tragedy and stuff, I feel like we're more positive people now than we were a year ago," JP Norden said in an interview with ABC News' Amy Robach.

    'I'm Happy'

    His brother added: "I'm just very happy now … Like, before I would have said I was - maybe, like, just content. But now I'm, like, happy."

    (Paul (C) and J.P. Norden (R) cross the finish line on the one-year anniversary of the bombings/Getty Images).

    The brothers, who worked together as roofers, were nearly killed in the attacks allegedly carried out by another pair of brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The twin explosions near the finish line of the marathon killed three people and injured 260 others.

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently awaiting trial. He has pleaded not

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  • Car Bursts Into Flames, Nearly Feeding Family to Lions

    A mother her young children faced an agonizing choice on a recent visit to a safari park in England, when their car burst into flames in the middle of a lion habitat.

    Helen Clements and her two young kids, visiting the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England, Friday, had to make a split-second decision whether to take the chance that the flames didn't reach them before help arrived, or trust themselves to the mercy of the lions outside.

    "You're stuck and you can't control and you can't do anything about it," Clements said.

    Other tourists in the safari park couldn't believe what they were seeing.

    Bad day for someone @Longleat ! And we were in the lion enclosure #notagoodtimeforabreakdown pic.twitter.com/YcEuPIiPEW

    - Hannah (@MissLight20) April 18, 2014

     

    Clements said she tried to get out and her son tried to run off, but the park rangers stopped them.

    "They were shouting at us get back in the car, do not get out the car and it's a situation - what do you do?" Clements said.

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  • Car Dashcams Capture Possible Meteorite Above Russia

    Whatever it is, it looked quite spectacular.

    Several car dashcams captured video showing a bright blue and red flashing object streaming through the sky above the city of Murmansk shortly after 2 a.m. Russian time on Saturday. Officials have neither confirmed nor denied the object is a meteorite, according to Russia Today.

    Last year, a meteorite exploded near Chelyabinsk, about 930 miles east of Moscow, Russia, injuring some 1,200 people.

    The recent sighting comes days before former NASA astronauts and experts who are part of the the B612 Foundation are due to deliver a presentation based on research suggesting the Earth has experienced 3 to 10 times more large-scale asteroid impacts than previously thought over the past decade, according to Phys.org.

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  • WASHINGTON - The Obama family today attended an Easter service in the capital, drawing special attention from the pastor and a warm reception from the congregation.

    The first family's decision to skip church on Christmas Eve and Christmas while on vacation in Hawaii four months ago did not go unnoticed, among media outlets both religious and mainstream. Today, they made up for lost church time.

    (Reuters) The Obamas made a short trip to the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (which is actually off 16th St. NW, after moving over 30 years ago), eschewing St. John's Episcopal, a church traditionally visited by presidents that sits across Lafayette Square from the White House, where the Obamas have attended church services in the past along with a few other area houses of worship.

    A tan-suited President Obama and the first family sat in the second row of a middle section of pews.

    The Obamas received some extra attention from the pastor, Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, who directed part of a prayer at the first

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  • Car Bursts Into Flame, Nearly Feeding Family to Lions

    A mother her young children faced an agonizing choice on a recent visit to a safari park in England, when their car burst into flames in the middle of a lion habitat.

    Helen Clements and her two young kids, visiting the Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire, England, Friday, had to make a split-second decision whether to take the chance that the flames didn't reach them before help arrived, or trust themselves to the mercy of the lions outside.

    "You're stuck and you can't control and you can't do anything about it," Clements said.

    Other tourists in the safari park couldn't believe what they were seeing.

    Bad day for someone @Longleat ! And we were in the lion enclosure #notagoodtimeforabreakdown pic.twitter.com/YcEuPIiPEW

    - Hannah (@MissLight20) April 18, 2014

    Clements said she tried to get out and her son tried to run off, but the park rangers stopped them.

    "They were shouting at us get back in the car, do not get out the car and it's a situation - what do you do?" Clements

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  • What the Heck is a Bilby?

    Photos of Prince George enjoying a curious meeting with a bilby named after him while on a trip to Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Sunday not only elicited a collective "aww" from the Internet, but also posed the (very serious) question: what on earth is a bilby?

    Not quite a rat or possum, the short and plump little critter is a marsupial found in the Australian bush and outback that acquired its name from an Aboriginal word belonging to the Yuwaalaraay people of northern New South Wales, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The long nose and face closely resemble another native Australian animal, the bandicoot, which some people may recognize from the wide-eyed cartoon character of the video game "Crash Bandicoot."

    While both are ground-dwelling animals, bilbies have longer, more sensitive ears, a typically white-tipped tail and silkier fur. They are omnivorous (watch those fingers Prince George!) and feed mainly on insects like spiders, very small animals, seeds and fruit,

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  • Jesus-Like Image Appears in California Cafe Pancake

    They're claiming it's a delicious miracle.

    A cafe in Norco, Calif., says that the Mickey Mouse pancake it was trying to make on Good Friday ended up looking like Jesus Christ, something they're taking as a sign from above.

    "The night before, she [his wife Karen] decides to pray about something and the next day on Good Friday we get this pancake," said Gary Henderickson, the co-owner of Cowgirl Café with his wife Karen, said. "To us it looks like a picture of Jesus looking down, like he's looking down over us."

    The couple is keeping the pancake in their freezer at home to preserve it; they're looking into more permanent methods of preservation, too. In the meantime, they're displaying a picture of the pancake on the Cowgirl Cafe wall.

    Henderickson says he's taking the message to heart, especially since his brother was diagnosed with lung cancer a month ago. But he said he isn't sure why the Lord has decided to bless him with his son's image on a Mickey Mouse-shaped pancake

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  • Woman Sues After '8THEIST' Plate Denied, 'BAPTIST' Approved

    A woman filed a federal lawsuit alleging that her First Amendment rights were violated when she was denied a license plate that would proclaim her atheist views in New Jersey, though a plate reading "BAPTIST" was approved.

    According to the suit, Shannon Morgan of Leesberg, N.J., said she tried to register online with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission for a vanity license plate reading "8THEIST," but was told that the "requested plate text is considered objectionable."

    Morgan then tested the system to see if she could register a license plate that read "BAPTIST" and found that it was permitted and she could order the license plate if she wished.

    When Morgan attempted to follow up in person with the Motor Vehicle Commission about why her request was denied, she said she was never given a clear answer.

    The suit alleges that by denying Morgan's request, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission is infringing on her First Amendment rights.

    The suit also alleges that another

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