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The Day Shimon Peres Returned To His Boyhood Village

Last Updated by Joanne Levine on

Like many founding fathers of Israel, he was born in Eastern Europe. After the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned in 1992 searching for his old family home.

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California Eliminates Statute Of Limitations On Rape Cases

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The bill is widely believed to be inspired by allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, after some of his accusers came forward long after the alleged sexual assaults took place.

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Agnes Nixon, 'Queen Of Modern Daytime Drama,' Dies at 93

Last Updated by Merrit Kennedy on

Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She was known for exploring challenging and taboo social issues through daytime television.

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

Last Updated by Elissa Nadworny on

The Addams Family, Mary Poppins and Almost, Maine top Dramatics magazine's high school theater rankings for the 2015-2016 school year. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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California Imposes Sweeping Sanctions On Wells Fargo Amid Scandal

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California's state treasurer has announced he is suspending major parts of the state's business relationship with Wells Fargo because of a scandal involving unauthorized customer accounts.

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Parents Speak Out, Say FBI Arrest Saved Son On Verge Of Joining ISIS

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Parents of a young man who pleaded guilty to trying to join ISIS met with community leaders this week. They made the case for why parents should report their kids if they suspect them of radicalizing.

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Austerity Measures In Cuba Spark Fears Of A Return To Dark Economic Times

Last Updated by Carrie Kahn on

Since July, authorities have cut work hours, electricity and gas supplies. Those measures have prompted fears of a return to austere economic times. Meanwhile, Venezuela has cut subsidies to Cuba.

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NASA Spots What May Be Plumes Of Water On Jupiter's Moon Europa

Last Updated by Nell Greenfieldboyce on

If jets of water vapor are indeed erupting from Europa, a spacecraft could potentially fly through them and analyze their chemistry. The moon is believed to have a vast subterranean, saltwater ocean.

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Yay, It's Time For My Performance Review! (Said No One Ever)

Last Updated by Yuki Noguchi on

At many companies, annual reviews are being transformed as the nature of work changes. And instead of ranking their employees, firms are turning to more frequent, less formal evaluations.

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There's A 'Glaring' Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease

Last Updated by Nurith Aizenman on

The U.N. has set the goal of eliminating extreme poverty and reducing the toll of disease by 2030. But there's a surprising obstacle.

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What Meerkat Murder Tells Us About Human Violence

Last Updated by Rebecca Hersher on

What is the most murderous mammal? A new study says it's the meerkat. But the study argues that over all of human history, humans are still more lethally violent than the average mammal.

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Florida Resists Joining Interstate Bid To Cut Down On Double Voting

Last Updated by Renata Sago on

There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Last Updated by Alina Selyukh on

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

Last Updated by Clare Leschin-Hoar on

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.

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THIS COLLECTION IS NOT LEAD / LEAVE EMPTY

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THIS COLLECTION IS NOT LEAD / LEAVE EMPTY

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The Day Shimon Peres Returned To His Boyhood Village

Like many founding fathers of Israel, he was born in Eastern Europe. After the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned...

California Eliminates Statute Of Limitations On Rape Cases

The bill is widely believed to be inspired by allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, after some of his accusers...

Agnes Nixon, 'Queen Of Modern Daytime Drama,' Dies at 93

Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She was known for exploring challenging...

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