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Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

Sat, 2015-05-23 03:03

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

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Irish Anti-Gay-Marriage Leader Tweets Election Concession

Sat, 2015-05-23 01:52

In a gesture that indicates the Irish ballot measure to legalize same-sex marriage has succeeded, the head of the organization that ran the No campaign tweeted his congratulations to the Yes side.

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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

Sat, 2015-05-23 01:30

Sex education often occurs in one of two places: at home or at school. Francisco Ramirez is bringing the subject out into the open.

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Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

Fri, 2015-05-22 23:35

The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension

Fri, 2015-05-22 21:15

The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.

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Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate

Fri, 2015-05-22 17:11

The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.

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Expats Find Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is Undone By Reality

Fri, 2015-05-22 16:32

Brazil is touted as one of the most racially harmonious places in the world, but people of color who move there say they are surprised at the degree of discrimination they face, based on skin color.

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TLC Pulls '19 Kids And Counting' Amid Reports Of Star's Sexual Misconduct As Minor

Fri, 2015-05-22 15:33

Reports say Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls in 2002 and 2003. Duggar has apologized, and his family says they have been open about "one of the most difficult times of our lives."

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In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:42

What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one, but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.

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Pre-Race Day, Indy 500 Struggles With Flying Cars

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:39

Leading up to the premier race is a series of unpredictable airborne crashes — and no one can explain why. Officials have mandated a lower driving speed, while engineers work to find some solution.

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Man Convicted Of Killing D.C. Intern Chandra Levy To Get New Trial

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:30

Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, who was found guilty in 2010 of killing Levy in 2001.

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Decision On Gay Scout Leaders To Come By October, Group's Head Says

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:01

Robert Gates, the former CIA director and former defense secretary, tells NPR that the Boy Scouts of America needs to talk to its sponsoring institutions about the potential change.

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What Archbishop Romero's Beatification Means For El Salvador Today

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:29

Saturday's ceremony ends a long battle for recognition of the staunch defender of the poor assassinated in 1980. But some say the violence-wracked country is no better off now than it was then.

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Obama: Camden, N.J. Police A Model For Improving Community Relations

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:26

"Wherever you walk around, there goes a cop," says one resident, who is happy with the changes in the city. But some critics still see evidence of old-school police tactics that they say don't work.

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The Future Of Cardiology Will Be Shown In 3-D

Fri, 2015-05-22 11:41

The Living Heart Project aims to create a detailed simulation of the human heart that doctors and engineers can use to test experimental treatments and interventions.

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Thai Authorities Arrest Protesters On Anniversary Of 2014 Coup

Fri, 2015-05-22 11:39

At least 13 people were arrested in the capital, Bangkok, and seven others in the country's northeast after they staged protests against Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's rule.

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ISIS Affiliate Claims Responsibility For Suicide Attack In Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:32

The bombing of a Shiite mosque killed at least 19 people. The claim of responsibility is a first for the extremist group involving an attack inside the kingdom.

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Who Let The Dogs In? We Did, About 30,000 Years Ago

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:32

A new study suggests that canis familiaris split from wolves much earlier than the 11,000 to 16,000 years ago that was long assumed.

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State Department To Release Clinton Emails Today

Fri, 2015-05-22 08:04

The department said it will release the first batch of 296 emails from the former secretary of state's email accounts, which were provided to the Select Committee on Benghazi in February.

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A Desk That Can Take A Ton Of Earthquake Rubble

Fri, 2015-05-22 08:03

It's fairly light, costs $35 per student and could save lives in earthquake zones. But not everyone thinks this quake-proof desk is a good idea.

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