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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.
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For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The No. 1 Cause Of Death

For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.
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Outpouring Of Grief For Iranian Pop Star Catches Regime Off Guard

Melissa Block speaks with New York Times Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink about the massive public gatherings in Iran following the death of a young pop star that have caught the regime off guard.
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The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.
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Russia's Plans In Iran Could Make Waves In Nuclear Talks

Russian plans to build nuclear plants in Iran. Robert Siegel talks with Ariane Tabatabai, columnist for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, about how that might affect the nuclear talks resuming on Tuesday.
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Diplomacy Through Cricket? It's All In How You Spin It

Many attempts have been made by India and Pakistan to ease regional tensions through cricket. But the sport's reputation as the "Gentlemen's Game" is a lie: deceit, betrayal and bare-faced criminality abound.
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Slain Aid Worker Shows 'One Person Can Make A Difference,' Parents Say

In a statement, Paula and Ed Kassig remembered their 26-year-old son, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, as both a realist and an idealist. Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group.
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Why Sterilization Is The Most Popular Form Of Family Planning

The tragic news from India of women dying after being sterilized is not the norm. More than 200 million women a year rely on this procedure. Under proper conditions, complications are minimal.
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U.K.'s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.
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'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.

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