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Nuclear Challenges Continue In North Korea, Iran

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The nuclear activities of both North Korea and Iran are in the news. North Korea is preparing for a long-range rocket launch later this week, and new satellite photos indicate Pyongyang may be preparing for an underground nuclear test as well. In Iran, Tehran has agreed to hold talks on its nuclear program with the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in Istanbul late this week. They would be the first such talks in more than a year, but prospects for success seem dim.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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