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As 'Voluntourism' Gains Popularity, Who Is It Helping Most?

Haley Nordeene, 19, is spending the entire summer at the Prodesenh center in San Mateo Milpas Altas, Guatemala. The American University student helped build the center's new library. hide caption

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As 'Voluntourism' Gains Popularity, Who Is It Helping Most?

More young adults and teens are swapping sunbathing and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

Mike Zovath, co-founder of Answers in Genesis ministries, poses for photos at the Ark Encounter headquarters, in 2011. Kentucky has granted the project tens of millions in tax incentives. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Kentucky Buoys Noah's Ark Park With Millions In New Tax Breaks

The Christian theme park, which will feature a 510-foot-long replica of the ship, is getting $18 million in new incentives from the state's tourism board. The board says it based its decision on economics, not religion.

Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida

A neighborhood resident walks through a building in Timbuktu, used by al-Qaida-linked jihadi fighters for more than a year. Last year, The Associated Press found al-Qaida documents in the building. hide caption

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Africa

Kidnapping Is A Lucrative Business For Al-Qaida

Last year, journalist Rukmini Callimachi found thousands of al-Qaida documents in Timbuktu in Mali that showed the group carefully tracks its spending. Ransoms, totaling at least $125 million since 2009, pay for much of it.

Playing 'Crazy Eyes' Taught Actress 'It's OK To Be Just You'

"She is 100 percent and authentically herself, always, at all times," Uzo Aduba says of her Orange Is the New Black character, "Crazy Eyes." Jessica Miglio/AP hide caption

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Playing 'Crazy Eyes' Taught Actress 'It's OK To Be Just You'

Uzo Aduba has won over critics and fans for her portrayal as 'Crazy Eyes' on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black. Aduba speaks to host Michel Martin about her success and how she got there.

Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

Chief Medical Resident Dr. Julia Vermylen, right, critiques interns during an "intern boot camp," held at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital in June. hide caption

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Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors Kaiser Health News

The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to reroute some of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors, sending more to community clinics. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.

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Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

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Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

Air traffic snarls at some of eastern China's busiest airports, stranding thousands of travelers and highlighting the increasing competition for airspace between military and civilian flights.

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