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Op-Ed: 7 Billion Now, But Population Will Drop

Earth's population crossed the 7 billion mark Monday. The growing population has been the subject of doomsday scenarios, but Colum Lynch worries that the U.S. and other wealthy countries will soon have too few citizens. He predicts the world population will decline by the end of this century.
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Who Left A Tree, Then A Coffin In The Library?

It began with a "poetree" — an ornately-crafted paper sculpture left in the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh. Next was a paper dragon. Who was leaving these cryptic messages around town?
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Major League Longing: What Comes After Game 7

In the post-baseball season, the nostalgic joys of America's favorite pastime seem even more sweet. After the final crack of the bat, commentator Glenn Stout yearns for the simple pleasures of his favorite game.
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'Rock Center': Serving Hard News, But Will It Sell?

NBC is rolling out a fresh newsmagazine — the first brand new example prime time has seen in nearly 20 years. Anchor Brian Williams means for it to be a vehicle for serious journalism — but TV writer Eric Deggans says audiences may no longer have the appetite.
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The 'Ick' Factor: Bugs Can Be Hard To Swallow

Lots of creepy crawly things will appear on doorsteps and fence posts for Halloween, but will they be on your dinner plate? Insects are being proposed as a cheap and environmentally friendly food source. Long accepted around the world, eating bugs is considered, well, gross to many in North America and Europe.

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