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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

A widely watched video shows a foreigner fainting on a subway car and everyone around him fleeing. No one helps. It's rekindled a national debate about trust, fear and the Chinese national character.

The Ricketts family poses on the Chicago Cubs field in 2010, a year after they bought the team. From left, Laura Ricketts, Joe Ricketts, Marlene Ricketts, Todd Ricketts, Tom Ricketts and Pete Ricketts. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

The first edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the original hero Golden Egg from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on display at Profiles In History in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles, on July 19, 2012. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Golden Ticket: New Chapter Of 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Published

The chapter describes the Vanilla Fudge Room, an extra room in the chocolate factory. In it, Charlie Bucket goes to the factory with his mother — not his grandfather. The book turns 50 this month.

A recent study found a brief delay in peak growth spurt among boys who took ADHD stimulants for at least three years, but no significant effect on their ultimate height. iStockphoto hide caption

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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Monday for a cease-fire in Ukraine, but demanded that Ukrainian troops leave positions from which they can "harm the civilian population." His comments come ahead of talks in Minsk, Belarus, involving Ukraine, Russia, Russia-backed separatists and international monitors. Jia Yuchen/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Ahead Of New Talks, Russian Minister Calls For Ukraine Cease-Fire

Russian and Ukrainian officials are meeting today with Russia-backed separatists and international monitors, but the sides remain far apart and the fighting continues in the eastern part of Ukraine.

First Lt. Alonzo Cushing, shown in an undated photo, is expected to get the nation's highest military decoration this summer, the Medal of Honor, nearly 150 years after he died at the battle of Gettysburg. Wisconsin Historical Society/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

Third-year medical student Allie Tetreault, left, talks with Gabrielle Nuki, 16, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Gabrielle helps med students practice patient care. Patti Wight/MPBN hide caption

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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen MPBN

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

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Nancy Becker, an Amazon employee in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, speaks at a protest rally outside the company's headquarters in Seattle in December. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract KUOW

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.

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