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Germany Wins World Cup Over Argentina With Late-Game Goal

Germany's Andre Schuerrle holds up the World Cup trophy as the team celebrates their 1-0 victor over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina on Sunday. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Germany Wins World Cup Over Argentina With Late-Game Goal

In a tense match that saw a lot of action but no score for more than 90 minutes of play, an extra time goal in the 113th minute gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina and their fourth World Cup title.

Pope Reportedly Says That 1 In 50 Clergy Are Pedophiles

Pope Francis waves as he leads his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on Sunday. Francis reportedly told an Italian newspaper that statistically, about 2 percent of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Pope Reportedly Says That 1 In 50 Clergy Are Pedophiles

In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Francis is quoted as calling pedophilia a "leprosy in our house." The Vatican has disputed parts of the article.

Hearing Aid Evolution Unveils What The World Sounds Like In '3-D'

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Shots - Health News

Hearing Aid Evolution Unveils What The World Sounds Like In '3-D'

When health reporter Kathleen Raven was 5, she found out she had a hearing problem. She got her first pair of hearing aids in 1993, but as the technology improves, she's still learning new sounds.

Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto

An artist's concept shows the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory hide caption

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Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto

It takes a long time to travel 3 billion miles. On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will finally get a flyby glimpse of the dwarf planet, as part of a mission launched in 2006.

Princess Of 'Fresh Prince' Brings History To Children

A print shows the dramatic moment Henry "Box" Brown completed his elaborate escape plan by emerging from a box in Philadelphia. His story is one of several being animated for children by the organization Sweet Blackberry. hide caption

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Code Switch

Princess Of 'Fresh Prince' Brings History To Children

Karyn Parsons, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, now runs an organization that makes animated short films about influential African-Americans throughout history.

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John Grant: Tiny Desk Concert

Grant's music doesn't mess around, with lyrics that function as darts of retort and thought. Here, the singer performs three songs, accompanied by a piano and an acoustic guitar.

Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers

Bambi, Disney's 1942 animated feature about a fawn's life in the woods, has a heartbreaking scene many young viewers never forget: the death of Bambi's mother. Sarah Boxer wrote about the pervasive theme of dead mothers in animated films and children's stories for this month's issue of The Atlantic. Disney Junior/Disney Channel via Getty Images hide caption

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Movies

Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers

Why do so many animated movies star motherless kids? Sarah Boxer, a graphic novelist, cartoon-lover and mother, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the phenomenon and the message it sends to children.

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