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Curbing The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Overprescription of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that kill thousands each year. Antibiotics in animal feed add to the problem. We look at how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups aim to track antibiotic use and curb overuse.

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Mocktail, Anyone?

Cocktail culture has been enjoying a renaissance for several years now. But what if you don't drink alcohol? We take a look at the creative non-alcoholic drinks popping up on more and more menus across the region and beyond.

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Match Game: Which Couples Go Together?

Go ahead and guess which individuals are paired up. Surprised? Intrigued? Have your own story? We asked members of the #xculturelove group to submit photos of themselves and share reactions they've heard about their interracial relationship.
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At Iranian Colleges, Some See Brighter Future In Another Country

President Hassan Rouhani is promising more opportunities for young Iranians. NPR's Peter Kenyon found that many college students like his rhetoric, but don't want to wait and see if it becomes reality.
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Sylviane Diouf: "Slavery's Exiles"

They are known as "maroons:" escaped slaves who lived on the margins of settlements throughout the southern U.S. A new book explores how and where they lived, and what day-to-day survival meant for those who fled slavery.

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Douglas Rushkoff On "Generation Like" And "Present Shock"

Tech Tuesday explores how our devices are running our lives, turning teens on social media into an army of advertisers and trapping us all in the present moment.

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Pop Music Lags Dealing With Interracial Love Anxieties

Interracial romances have been featured in American popular music for more than a century. But pop singers no longer croon about miscegenation even as the number of interracial and inter-ethnic marriages has sharply risen.
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Syria Peace Talks Appear Near Collapse

The Syrian peace talks in Geneva are in deep trouble. Representatives of the opposition met a delegation from Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime several times this week. But the two sides can't agree on an agenda.
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Virginia's Ban On Gay Marriage Is Struck Down

U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen has ruled Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Steve Inskeep talks to Mark Herring, Virginia's attorney general, about the ruling.
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Iran's Hope Is Sanctions Relief, But Reality Is Struggling Economy

Most Iranians back President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to reach out to the world, but so far there's been very little tangible improvement in an economy that's been hurting for years.

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