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More Than 4,000 Dead In Nepal As Rescue Efforts Intensify

Aid groups are working to reach survivors — but their efforts are being hampered by the stricken areas' remote locations. Roads that are drivable are clogged with traffic.

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It's All Politics

3 Reasons Republicans Might Cheer A Pro-Gay-Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex-marriage bans Tuesday. And even though Republicans are the traditional-marriage party, they just could welcome a pro-same-sex marriage ruling.

Our modern relationship to property — namely that it's burdensome to own, and therefore less valuable — has allowed the sharing economy to expand. Gustav Dejert/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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All Tech Considered

When The Sharing Economy Brings Unexpected Experiences

The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.

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All Tech Considered

Google Experimenting With Patent Marketplace To Combat Trolls

Google will allow patent holders to "tell Google about patents they're willing to sell at a price they set." Tech firms have been targeted by "trolls" who own patents and charge them licensing fees.

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Parallels - World News

For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

At a charity center in Sicily, survivors of the dangerous sea crossings from Libya to Italy face legal and economic limbo and a frosty welcome. But it's still better than the places they fled.

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The Salt

Chipotle Says Adios To GMOs, As Food Industry Strips Away Ingredients

Chipotle's move is the latest example of the food industry ditching ingredients, as consumers demand a say in what's in their dinner. Some of these ingredients are more questionable than others.

Parallels - World News

With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. Faiz Mohammed Wafa decided to join the fight against the Taliban after seeing his mother beaten on the street for not covering her ankles.

For all the good aspirin can do in preventing second heart attacks and strokes, taking it daily can boost some risks, too — of ulcers, for example, and of bleeding in the brain or gut. iStockphoto hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin

A small dose of aspirin taken regularly can help prevent a second heart attack or stroke. But too many healthy people are taking the drug for prevention, and for them, the risks may outweigh benefits.

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