After deleting tweets from a Hong Kong protest site, Kenny G said he was "not trying to defy government orders." Tomasz Gzell/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. A selfie with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweet.

The National Zoo's carousel is among dozens that Carousel Works has installed around the U.S., each made to fit in with its surroundings. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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American Made: The New Manufacturing Landscape

No Mere Merry-Go-Round: Carousel Maker Carves From Scratch

Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.

In Mexico City on Wednesday, people march to demand justice for 43 missing students. Mexican authorities ordered the arrest of the mayor of Iguala and his wife in connection with the attack. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City demanding justice.

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Science

Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.

A customer sets up her new iPhone 6 at an Apple store in Beijing on Friday. A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service, but the government denies the claim. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service. Experts worry that attacks targeting weaknesses in the transfer of data on the cloud will become more common.

The San Luis Reservoir in central California is the largest "off-channel" reservoir in the U.S. It is currently at less than 30 percent of its normal capacity. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Environment

Coping In A Dry World: Calif.'s Drought Survival Strategy

The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.

In her revised dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg clarified that photo ID cards issued by the Veterans' Affairs are "an acceptable form of photo identification for voting in Texas." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Shots - Health News

A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

The homeless and others in need enjoy lunch at the Los Angeles Mission on Nov. 23, 2011, in celebration of Thanksgiving. Legislation to ban organizations from serving food to homeless people in public places has been proposed in Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Give Food To The Homeless

Many groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

Passengers ride a cable car that links downtown La Paz with El Alto, Bolivia, in September. The trip costs about 40 cents and takes 10 minutes — compared to 35 cents and a half-hour by minibus. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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High In The Andes, Bolivia's Gondolas Ease Congestion

One of Latin America's poorest countries is building the world's longest urban cable car system. The aim is to transform the lives of commuters who battle chronic traffic problems.

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