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11 Billion People By 2100 — And India Will Be More Populous Than China

The number of people on the planet is growing at the fastest rate in history. U.N. demographers say the world's population will be up by 4 billion at the end of the century.
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Virginia Recalling Specialty License Plates With Confederate Flag

It remains unclear how quickly the Department of Motor Vehicles will recall the approximately 1,700 Confederate license plates issued throughout the commonwealth.
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Sumo Breakfast Of Champions: Bowls And Bowls Of Clay Pot Stew

Many sumo wrestlers adhere to a rigid diet centered around a traditional Japanese dish called chanko-nabe. Champions say they count on the stew's balanced nutrition paired with lots of rice to win.
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Psychology Group Votes To Ban Members From Taking Part In Interrogations

The American Psychological Association had been criticized for enabling harsh national security interrogations by keeping its ethics policy in line with the Defense Department's interrogation program.
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Eye Shapes Of The Animal World Hint At Differences In Our Lifestyles

Tigers have round pupils, but domestic cats have vertical slits in the center of their eyes. What gives? A census of the shapes of animals' pupils suggests size and way of life each play a big role.
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Men Looking To Get Ripped Are At Risk Of Abusing Legal Supplements

We're not talking steroids here; we're talking about the stuff you can buy at the supermarket. They're not dangerous in themselves. But overuse can signal emotional or physical problems.
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You're The Judge: Can The Job Market Stand Interest Rate Hikes?

On Friday, the Labor Department said the July unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent. If you had to choose, would you take that to mean the economy is too cool or too hot? Weigh the evidence.
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U.S. Coast Guard Seizes $181 Million In Cocaine In Massive Bust

A self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel was spotted some 200 miles south of Mexico. It turned out to be carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine.
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Why The Zambian Hip-Hopper 'B Flow' Changed His Tune

In his first two albums, the singer/rapper made music for lovers. Then came album No. 3: Voiceless Women.
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A Hip-Hop Soundtrack For A Musical About Alexander Hamilton? Sure, Why Not?

The new musical about the U.S.'s Founding Fathers — set to a mostly hip-hop score — that everyone's been talking about for months and months finally opens officially on Broadway Thursday night.

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