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Sweet: Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it's a win for consumers, trees and animals.
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Why Do You Care About Fairness? Ask A Chimp

Squirrel monkeys, chimps and humans: Two among these are willing to give up an unfair advantage, but why? It's about greasing the social wheels, scientists say.
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Some Airports Have A New Security Routine: Taking Your Temperature

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at your forehead, airports around the world are trying to stop infected passengers before they board a plane.
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San Francisco Politician Goes Public With His Choice To Take Anti-HIV Drug

City Supervisor Scott Wiener said he is taking a pill that can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection. He appears to be the first elected official to have gone public with the decision.
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McAuliffe Legacy At Stake In Special Session On Medicaid Expansion In Virginia

Virginia lawmakers are returning to Richmond through Friday, and the big question is whether Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be able to deliver on his campaign promises working with a Republican legislature.

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Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
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The Insights Of An Ebola Doctor Who Became A Patient

Dr. Kent Brantly, an American Ebola survivor, tells NPR what it was like to suffer from the deadly and "humiliating" disease.
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Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch

Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.
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Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality

Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.
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Who's Giving What: Nonprofits Step Up Anti-Ebola Efforts

Nonprofits have an important role to play in fighting Ebola, Obama said yesterday. Indeed, they are now donating millions, dispatching doctors and sending over critical supplies.

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