How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

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Sometimes one person's insight transforms medicine. Dr. John Clements is one of those people. In the 1950s he discovered a slippery lung substance key to breathing, and to the survival of tiny babies.

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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

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More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.

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From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

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Tiny Pearlington, Miss., was obliterated 10 years ago. In a town of 1,700, only two houses stood relatively unscathed. Volunteers did most rebuilding, for better or worse, and recovery has been slow.

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Obama's Climate Plan Faces Huge Political Challenges

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Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama's plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition.

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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

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Young entrepreneurs in Africa say they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.

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14 GOP Candidates Will Share The Stage At New Hampshire Forum

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Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Melissa Block that unlike official GOP debates, which will limit the number of participants, all the hopefuls were invited to to appear in Manchester on Monday.

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Bat Boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck In Baseball Game

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During his team's game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The accident has left a Kansas community in mourning.

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Greek Stocks Drop Sharply As Market Reopens For First Time Since June

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When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent.

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Delta Will Ban Big Game Trophies As Airline Freight

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The airline said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies."

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Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

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Most young children who are extra choosy about what they'll eat eventually outgrow the habit. But research finds that in extreme cases, the pickiness may be linked to depression or social anxiety.

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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

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Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."

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Ghosts Of Katrina Still Haunt New Orleans' Shattered Lower Ninth Ward

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A decade after the hurricane, the city has mostly bounced back, but not the African-American neighborhood with some of the worst damage. Many people didn't return; life's a struggle for those who did.

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After Katrina, One Sister Moves On; For Another, 'Tomorrow Never Came'

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Two New Orleans sisters who lost their home and sheltered in the sweltering, squalid Superdome followed very different paths in the storm's wake.

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New York Attorney General Orders Immediate Halt To Realistic Toy Gun Sales

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New York law requires toy guns made in realistic colors to have a bright, 1-inch-wide orange stripe "down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel," according to a press release.

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Oil Prices Tumble Again, Hurting Drillers But Helping Drivers

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Oil prices are falling, down sharply since mid-June to just over $45 a barrel. That has affected gasoline prices, now down to an average of $2.65 a gallon, about 85 cents less than a year ago.

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Delta Will Ban Big Game Trophies As Airline Freight

Delta Will Ban Big Game Trophies As Airline Freight

The airline said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies."

Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

Could Your Child's Picky Eating Be A Sign Of Depression?

Most young children who are extra choosy about what they'll eat eventually outgrow the habit. But research finds that in extreme cases, the pickiness may be linked to...

From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

Tiny Pearlington, Miss., was obliterated 10 years ago. In a town of 1,700, only two houses stood relatively unscathed. Volunteers did most rebuilding, for better or...

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