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Scientists And Surgeons Team Up To Create Virtual Human Brain Cells

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By rushing live brain cells from the operating room to the lab, scientists have been able to create three-dimensional reconstructions of cells that reveal their electrical behavior and shape.

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Scientists Work To Overcome Legacy Of Tuskegee Study, Henrietta Lacks

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An influential Harlem church is trying to help the National Institutes of Health overcome reluctance by some African-Americans to participate in a medical study of 1 million diverse Americans.

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Alexis Okeowo Finds God In The Brave Acts Of Ordinary Africans

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The journalist, fatigued with stories of hopelessness and despair, writes a book about people who have the courage to resist extremism — sometimes just by playing basketball.

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Assaulting An 'Adulterous' Ex-Wife Doesn't Merit Jail Time, Portuguese Court Says

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A court of appeals in Porto justified a suspended sentence for a man who beat his ex with a nail-studded bat. The judges noted that the Bible says an adulterous woman should be put to death.

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At A Presidential Library, Lessons From Truman For Trump

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The 33rd president is remembered for dropping atomic bombs on Japan to end World War II, but his legacy is rich and it offers lessons to the man in the White House today.

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Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico

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The hospital offers services to some 3,000 young patients. Tesla's solar system is reportedly providing the hospital with all the electricity it needs.

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Sen. Flake: GOP Must Stand Against Trump's Behavior 'Or Lose That Chance'

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Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who announced his retirement on Tuesday in a fiery speech denouncing the president, tells Morning Edition "the pivot we all hoped for isn't coming."

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Albums Featuring Drummer Tom Rainey Showcase 2 Styles Of Jazz Counterpoint

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Rainey plays on Jason Stein's Lucille! as well as on his own quintet's record, Float Upstream. Critic Kevin Whitehead says the albums demonstrate the range and glory of jazz counterpoint.

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Experiences Of Discrimination In America

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How do African-Americans experience discrimination in daily life? A new poll is examining the extent of discrimination against six major ethnic and racial groups in America today.

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News Brief: Trump's Call To Widow, Border Wall With Mexico

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The White House is bogged down in controversy surrounding a call President Trump made to a military widow. Near San Diego, the administration is constructing prototypes of the proposed border wall.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Live From Ireland

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Relive great sets of Irish music, including performances by The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies and more.

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Tell Us: What Songs Should Be Retired, Never To Be Heard From Again?

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When a song has been played to death, no matter how good or adored, it's time to send it packing — and yet, some are untouchable. Tell us what you think.

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Amazon's Newest Service Would Let Couriers Unlock Front Doors, Monitored By Cameras

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Amazon Key, which requires a smart lock and Amazon's new Cloud Cam security camera, would allow deliveries to be placed inside. Eventually, it could be used to let in contractors or pet sitters.

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'Her Body and Other Parties' Charts Dark Territory With Enormous Style

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The eight stories in Carmen Maria Machado's new collection feature women in extremis — physical danger, psychological meltdown, treacherous love or close encounters of a ghostly kind.

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Journalist Chronicles Ordinary People Fighting Extremism In Africa

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New Yorker writer Alexis Okeowo wanted to get past standard journalistic narratives of war and tragedy and show people as flawed, complicated individuals in her new book, A Moonless, Starless Sky.

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Jana Novotná, 'Acrobatic Athlete' Who Won 17 Grand Slams, Dies At 49

The Czech star won the singles Wimbledon title, 16 doubles Grand Slams and three Olympic medals. The Women's Tennis...

Week Ahead: Trump Again Shows He's Willing To Use His Pardon Power

The president pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has teased that he could pardon others and this week, the week of...

When College Plans Washed Away With Hurricane Maria

As Puerto Rico students settle into high school on the mainland — one big question emerges: What happens to my...

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