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Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain

Izidor Ruckel lived in a Romanian orphanage where children were neglected. Scientists say that lack of attention can damage a child's brain. But Ruckel thinks his adoptive parents' love saved him.
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American Held In Israel For 1997 Murder Is Killed In Prison Shootout

Samuel Sheinbein fled to Israel after murdering a Maryland teen. He claimed Israeli citizenship but was later convicted and had been serving a long prison term near Tel Aviv.
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Explorers' Aim For Perilous Polar Trek: 'Get Home In One Piece'

Two men broke a record for traveling from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, on foot. They retraced the steps of a British Royal Navy officer, whose team died on the journey in 1912.
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With Leadership Jumble, Ukraine Continues To Transform

A day after Ukraine's president fled the capital, the country's parliament moved to restore order. The question is: What's next? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Peter Kenyon in Kiev.
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Sochi Olympic Flame Is Extinguished

The last big games of the Olympics, including the gold medal hockey game and four-man bobsled, concluded Sunday. After the closing ceremony, thousands headed for Sochi's tiny airport. NPR's Robert Smith provides a roundup of highlights.
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Taliban Break Off Negotiations On U.S. Soldier Held Since 2009

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban since his capture nearly five years ago. He is thought to be somewhere in Pakistan.
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Egypt's Morsi Accused Of Aiding Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The ousted Egyptian leader is accused of being part of a wide conspiracy to destabilize Egypt involving, among other things, passing state secrets to Tehran.
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Many Wounded, 2 Dead In Bangkok Bomb Blast

The explosion, in one of the capital's busiest shopping districts, appeared to be aimed at anti-government protesters seeking the ouster of the country's prime minister.
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Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.
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UN Security Council Agrees On Syria Aid Resolution

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria. More than 9 million people need help, according to the U.N.

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