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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

In 1960, all of Chile shook violently for more than 10 minutes. That quake along the western coast of South America was so big, it changed the way people see the world.
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Audits Of Some Medicare Advantage Plans Reveal Pervasive Overcharging

Federal audits of 37 Medicare Advantage health plans cited 35 for overbilling the government. Many plans, for example, claimed patients with depression or diabetes were sicker than they actually were.
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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

The five covers feature the company's heroes — including Spiderman, Iron Man, and the Hulk — all engaging in activities educators have been trying to promote.
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After Losing Half A Beak, Grecia The Toucan Becomes A Symbol Against Abuse

After the famous toucan received a prosthetic replacement, it's story has helped spark a national movement against harming animals in Costa Rica, where a new anti-abuse bill is also gaining traction.
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Why Do We Only See Dragonflies In The Summer?

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Dr. Jessica Ware about dragonflies in this next installment of the summer series "What's Bugging You?"
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National Day Of Mourning Commences In Italy After Earthquake

Funerals are being held today for some of the more than 260 killed in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook central Italy reducing many villages to rubble. Relief efforts are underway.
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Maryland Confirms First Case of Sexual Zika Transmission By Man Without Symptoms

The case is the first in the country of its kind.

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Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Protected Marine Area Near Hawaii Is Now Twice The Size Of Texas

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument was created by President George W. Bush. Now President Obama is quadrupling it in size — making it the biggest marine reserve in the world.

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