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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Interns who host tours on Capitol Hill, stopping at sites like the small Senate rotunda, don't always have their facts straight. The Architect of the Capitol hide caption

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History

Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria

This is one of the some 55,000 images the former Syrian military police photographer known as Caesar smuggled out of the country between 2011 and 2013. hide caption

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Middle East

For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria

The ex-military photographer known only as Caesar shot some of the images, which show thousands of dead regime opponents. Syria says they're fake; U.S. officials say they may be proof of war crimes.

NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit

Penn State running back Evan Royster eludes a tackle by Eastern Illinois' Adrian Arrington during a 2009 NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. Arrington was one of the athletes who sued the NCAA over concussions. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

NCAA Reaches $75 Million Settlement In Head-Injury Lawsuit

The settlement with former athletes, which a judge has to approve, also calls for a change in the way schools handle concussions, including when players can return to play following such injuries.

Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

Taxi drivers protest against Uber, an on-demand car service app, during a 24-hour strike on July 1 in Barcelona. They say it undercuts their business and are calling for the government to ban it. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One

The Planters Nutmobile, seen here taking a starring turn at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, is hitting the road for a yearlong trip across the U.S. hide caption

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The Salt

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut; Sometimes You Just Drive One

After graduation, Mason Kerwick landed a nutty job — quite literally. For the next year, he and his two team members will don the monocle of Mr. Peanut and drive the Planters Peanut Nutmobile.

Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

A health worker gives a child the polio vaccine in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. More than a quarter-million children in Taliban-controlled areas are likely to miss their immunizations. A. Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Taliban In Pakistan Derail World Polio Eradication

The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.

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