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On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Nick Marino feeds and waters the livestock at Deep Springs College, an exclusive, all-male institution in a remote valley in California. Brian L. Frank/Redux hide caption

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Men In America

On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.

On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

Several families share this one-room underground shelter in Ashkelon, Israel, not far from the border with Gaza. The children say they're afraid to go outside. hide caption

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Parallels - World News

On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.

Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

David Livermore, the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring and Reference Laboratory in London, studies a new class of superbugs, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

President Obama greets a woman at Wazee Supper Club on Tuesday in Denver. He was in Colorado this week speaking about the economy and raising money for congressional candidates. hide caption

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Politics

Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Democratic Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.

Do The World Cup's Fluttering Kicks Put Fans' Hearts At Risk?

Brazil fans watch in horror as Germany routs the home team in the World Cup semifinal match played Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Do The World Cup's Fluttering Kicks Put Fans' Hearts At Risk?

Researchers found that the number of cardiac emergencies around Munich more than doubled on days when Germany was playing in the 2006 World Cup compared with days when the team was idle.

A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

SproutsIO Inc. allows people to easily grow fresh produce inside a home or office. The system is a spinoff of research done at the MIT Media Lab. SproutsIO Inc. hide caption

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All Tech Considered

A User-Friendly Gardening System For The Plant-Challenged

If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.

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