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A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.
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How Much Damage Can A 6-Year-Old Boy Do Over 10 Years?

A satirical website compiled the cost of property damage if Calvin — of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" — was a real kid. The total: nearly $16,000.
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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.
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Principal Makes Good On Bet With Students

School principal Mike Neubert of South Dakota told elementary students if they collectively ran 200 miles, he would run a marathon. Neubert ran the equivalent of a marathon around the school.
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'Breach In Protocol" Suspected In 2nd Texas Ebola Case

The first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. has led to the first transmission of Ebola from one person to another in this country. It happened in Dallas where Thomas Duncan was being treated.
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Protesters Converge On St. Louis To Remember Brown's Death

Demonstrators marked the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The unarmed black man was shot by a white police officer, who's awaiting word on a possible indictment by a grand jury.
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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.
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A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

Veterans in some rural areas have to travel hundreds of miles on empty interstates to get health care, losing a day of work or sometimes two. A new program lets them see nearby doctors instead.
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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune

As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.
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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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