Rhett Krawitt,6, outside his school in Tiburon, Calif. Seven percent of the children in his school are not vaccinated. Courtesy of Carl Krawitt hide caption

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Shots - Health News

To Protect His Son, A Father Asks School To Bar Unvaccinated Children KQED

A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids.

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Elizabeth, a single mother of four, says her village has "lots of electricity." What she'd like is better bus service. Wilbur Sargunaraj for NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

How Obama's Visit Played, In The Words Of 4 Rural Indians

President Obama promised $4 billion in investments and loans during his visit to India, with a goal of improving infrastructure and living conditions. He made headlines, of course, but what did the village people think of it all?

Miss Universe contestants congratulate fifth-place-finisher, Kaci Fennell of Jamaica. Many pageant watchers on social media argued that Fennell should have won. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

Miss Colombia Wins Pageant; Miss Jamaica Wins Twitter?

Days later, bad feelings linger among the Miss Universe pageant viewers who believe that the wrong contestant won. Many watchers on social media say Miss Jamaica should being wearing the crown.

Robert Bate holds signs supporting same-sex marriage outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday. On Tuesday, the chief justice of the state's supreme court said federal courts are overstepping their jurisdiction in deciding cases about the issue. Tamika Moore/AL.COM /Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage, Alabama Chief Justice Says

Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge "raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."

Bob Belcher, titular hero of Bob's Burgers, bites into one of his creations. Each episode features daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names. The burgers were born in the show writers' imagination, and brought to life in Cole Bowden's kitchen. FOX/via Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Watch 'Bob's Burgers'? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob's burgers.

Marie Mutsuki Mockett says the Japanese tradition of Tōrō nagashi — lighting floating paper lanterns in honor of loved ones — reminded her that she was not alone in her grief. Alberto Carrasco Casado/Flickr hide caption

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Parallels - World News

After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'

Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.

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