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Record Number of Children Were Killed in Syria Last Year

A record number of children were killed in Syria last year, more than a third of them in or near a school, the U.N. children's agency said ahead of the sixth anniversary of the war. (more…)

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20 Superfoods Every Black Man Should Eat

The old adage is true: You are what you eat. That's why on some days you end up feeling more like a cream-filled Twinkie than the lean cut of beef you aspire to be. (more…)

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Tuberculosis Cases Increase in U.S. for the First Time in 23 Years

The number of tuberculosis cases in the United States rose last year for the first time in almost a quarter century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday (March 24). Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia each had more cases in 2015 than 2014, raising questions --

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5 Bald Eagles Killed in Delaware

Five bald eagles have died in Delaware, state officials said on Tuesday, weeks after 13 of the U.S. national birds were determined to have been killed by humans in neighboring Maryland. (more…)

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Bill Gates Talks About His Life and His Choices for a Desert Island Playlist

Microsoft founder Bill Gates talks in detail about his life to the BBC's Kirsty Young on this week's Desert Island Discs, on Radio 4 - from his schooldays to his latest work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to "get rid of" diseases that kill young children. (more…)

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Wild Bees on the Decline Main U.S. Agricultural Regions

Wild bees, crucial pollinators for many crops, are on the decline in some of the main agricultural regions of the United States, according to scientists who produced the first national map of bee populations and identified numerous trouble spots. (more…)

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Shedding Light on the Brain Tumor That Killed Beau Biden

On Saturday, Joseph “Beau” Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, died after a long battle against brain cancer. Known for his sound character, military service, and political reforms, his passing came as a shock nationwide. (more…)

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Climate Change Will Bring Infectious Diseases to New Places

By now most people are aware that climate change means an increase in the number of invasive species. As land and water temperatures warm, some species will naturally seek out climates more to their liking. However, the most dangerous of invasive species are too small to be noticed until they

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Death Toll from Malawi Floods Rises to Nearly 200

The death toll from floods ravaging Malawi has risen to 176 with many more missing and 200,000 homeless, Vice President Saulos Chilima said Friday, as more heavy rain was predicted. (more…)

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