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No Roads Lead To Iquitos But This Med Student Is Glad He Made The Trip

He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life — and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.
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Community Food: Tradition and Change at the Communal Table

From church basements to food festivals, community food sharing is a tradition that carries meaning far beyond fold-out tables. As neighborhood demographics change, dishes with more ethnic appeal have appeared alongside the ubiquitous...

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Trial Of Alleged German Autobahn Shooter Begins

The suspect is accused of firing more than 700 shots at other vehicles on German highways over five years. A three-judge panel will determine if he should face attempted murder charges.
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New Leader Of Iraq Is Nominated, But Maliki Insists He'll Stay In Office

"Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on his nomination," the White House says.
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Panic, Pouring Rain, A Ray Of Sun: Reporting On Ebola In Sierra Leone

They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.
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Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.
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Autobot$ Rule: Why Transformers 4 Is China's Box Office Champ

Transformers: Age of Extinction hauled in more than $300 million to become the country's all-time top-grossing film. A loyal and nostalgic fan base and action set in China help explain its popularity.
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Scientists Investigate Outbreak Of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Sea stars, commonly referred to as starfish, are experiencing a massive die off. Sea star wasting syndrome has wiped out millions of them along the West Coast — from Mexico to Canada.
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Kurdish Forces Reclaim 2 Iraqi Cities Taken By Sunni Extremists

For the latest news out of Iraq, Steve Inskeep talks to Washington Post reporter Loveday Morris and Wladimir van Wilgenburg, a correspondent for the news website Al-Monitor.
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What Makes A Nation Happy?

A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

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