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D.C. Triathlon Raises $2.5 Million For Cancer Research

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Thousands of people swam, ran and biked through the heart of D.C., in the country's first and only triathlon to benefit blood-cancer research. The Fourth Annual Nation's Triathlon raised nearly two-and-a-half-million dollars for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sixteen year-old Jake Silberg credits the non-profit with saving his life.

Rebecca Sheir reports...

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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
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Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
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As VP Nominee, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine Hits The Campaign Trail With Hillary

Hillary Clinton introduced Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate at a huge coming-out party event in Miami. She called Kaine "my kind of guy."
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The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

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