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Goats and Soda

Mary Ellen Mark And The Caged Prostitutes Of Mumbai

The photographer, who died this week, turned her lens on the marginal people of the world. One of her most acclaimed projects was her series of photos taken in the brothels of Mumbai.

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Author Interviews

North Korean Defector Reflects On Life 'Under The Same Sky'

In his new memoir, Joseph Kim tells the harrowing tale of his journey from being homeless on the streets of North Korea to a college student in America.

Afghan children look on at a refugee camp in Jalalabad on May 3. Like thousands of Afghan returnees, Neik Mohammad became unwanted in Pakistan after a Taliban massacre at a Peshawar school, forcing him to return home to a life of misery and fear in a squalid refugee settlement. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's A 'Year Of Fear' For Kids, U.N. Says. Can We Make Things Better?

Gordon Brown of the U.N. said it's the worst year for refugees since 1945, and cited a litany of other miseries for youth. We asked experts what can be done to make 2015 a little less horrible.

Iraqi anti-terrorism forces patrol in central Ramadi, Iraq, on April 18. A month later, the city fell to the self-declared Iraqi State. Ayman Oghanna, a journalist who was embedded with Iraqi Special Forces in the city, says the Special Forces are capable precision fighters — but are being asked to fill the role of an entire military. AP hide caption

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Iraq

Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

Ayman Oghanna was embedded with Iraqi special forces in Ramadi two days before the city fell to the self-declared Islamic State. He says Iraq's elite forces are capable, but need far more support.

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It's All Politics

5 Things You Should Know About Martin O'Malley

O'Malley was born into a family with political roots, but he got his own by working on Gary Hart's 1984 campaign against Vice President Walter Mondale for the Democratic nomination. And the former governor of Maryland is a bit of a nerd.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

CBS' Bob Schieffer Retires Sunday As Last Of The Old-School TV Anchors

The anchor of Face the Nation retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. Schieffer, whose first big story was the assassination of President Kennedy, leaves the anchor chair as one of the last links to the days of CBS stars like Walter Cronkite.

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'Eggcorns': The Gaffes That Spread Like Wildflowers

An eggcorn is a word or phrase that isn't right, but makes some sense. It's among more than 1,700 words Merriam-Webster just added to its dictionary. What are your favorite eggcorns?

Armed Palestinian masked militants push back a crowd of worshippers outside a mosque in Gaza City on August 22, 2014, before executing more than a dozen men for allegedly helping Israel during its six-week assault on the Palestinian enclave. This week, Amnesty International released a report saying that Hamas was responsible for these and other killings. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Cover Of Conflict, Hamas Killed Palestinians, Amnesty Alleges

The human rights organization says Hamas deliberately killed at least 23 Palestinians during the war with Israel last summer. Those killed were accused by Hamas of collaborating with Israel.

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South Korea Struggles To Contain Deadly MERS Virus' Spread

Health officials in South Korea are coming under fire after cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, swelled from one to 13 inside of two weeks.

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Music News

For The Darlinettes — A Band Of Their Own

As men went off to combat in World War II, a group of Southern college women took to the bandstand. Meet the Darlinettes — hear their music and stories from their leader and their drummer.

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It's All Politics

The Bernie Sanders 'Rape Fantasy' Essay, Explained

A 1972 essay written by Bernie Sanders, who officially kicked off his presidential campaign this week, is making the rounds. What did he say about rape that's got people talking?

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Author Interviews

How Bad Risotto Led To A House 'Full Of Yogis': A Critic's Childhood Story

When Will Hodgkinson was a kid, his father, a journalist, was hit with a bad case of food poisoning. Over the long recovery period, he rethought his life — and decided to join the Brahma Kumaris.

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Music

For Jack DeJohnette, A Chicago Homecoming Brought A Reunion With Old Friends

The drummer is an NEA Jazz Master who's played with everybody, including Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. But for his new live album, DeJohnette called in some hometown pals.

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When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

Many workers like the programs, and employers say they help hold down health insurance costs. But there are legal questions about how far companies can go to encourage participation.

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Texas Politicians And Businesses Feud Over Medicaid Expansion

Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.

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