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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde (from left), Jose Ugaz of Transparency International, Daria Kaleniuk of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, and Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg participate in a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London in May 2016. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Trump's Conflicts Could Undercut Global Efforts To Fight Corruption, Critics Say

The global fight against government corruption has often been led by the U.S., but those in the movement's trenches worry that signals being sent by the Trump administration could undercut the effort.

Demonstrators march from an encampment on the banks of the Cannonball River to a nearby construction site for the Dakota Access Pipeline to perform a daily prayer ceremony in September 2016. Andrew Cullen hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Timeline: Key Moments In The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight

The pipeline's route takes it over four states and nearly 1,200 miles. But one river crossing just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has become the focal point of a fight over how the route was analyzed and approved by the federal government.

Vijayan's night frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani), a 13.6 mm miniature-sized frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats in India, sits comfortably on a thumbnail. It is one of seven newly discovered frog species. SD Biju hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

Scientists in India say the frogs are actually fairly common but have eluded discovery likely because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and unusual calls.

Protesters march in New York's Times Square on February 19, 2017, in solidarity with American Muslims and against the travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch

Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.

Seema Verma, who is Donald Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional rather than required. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

GOP Considers Reduction In Health Law's 10 Essential Benefits

Maternity coverage is a popular target, but other items also might be watered down or eliminated as Republicans look for ways to replace or revise the Affordable Care Act.

A Planned Parenthood sign in Dallas. A federal judge has temporarily blocked an attempt by Texas officials that would have removed Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Judge Rules Texas Can't Cut Off Medicaid Funds To Planned Parenthood — For Now

After Texas officials moved to block the health provider from receiving Medicaid dollars, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, allowing the group to stay in the program.

An illustration from 1875 depicts the survivors of the frigate Cospatrick, which caught fire off South Africa's Cape of Good Hope in November 1874. Of more than 470 people on board, just three ultimately survived, and they were reduced to cannibalism. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Cannibalism: It's 'Perfectly Natural,' A New Scientific History Argues

It's gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there's a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?