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What Happened To This Woman After The Nairobi Mall Massacre?

Tyler Hicks took this photo of a woman sheltering her children on the floor of a cafe at the Westgate Mall during an attack by militants in Nairobi on Sept. 21, 2013. The woman later contacted Hicks and told him she kept her kids quiet and still by singing along to songs that were playing on the mall loudspeakers. Tyler Hicks/The New York Times hide caption

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What Happened To This Woman After The Nairobi Mall Massacre?

A few days after winning a Pulitzer Prize for his photos of a 2013 terrorist attack in a Nairobi mall, Tyler Hicks received an email. It was from one of the women he'd photographed that day — sheltering her two young children on the floor of a cafe.

Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs

Postal workers take part in a march in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to protest the opening of U.S. Postal Service counters at Staples stores. hide caption

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Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs

U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside stores, using nonunion employees.

Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

Fearful of catching the MERS virus, workers wear masks during a soccer match on April 22 at King Fahad stadium in Riyadh. hide caption

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Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a fatality rate of about 30 percent. An uptick in new cases in Saudi Arabia has health specialists concerned that the virus could spread outside the region.

California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

Over 90 percent of American figs are grown in California. Two growers there are trying to coax the fruit into ripeness nine months of the year — and maybe more. hide caption

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California Farmers Finagle A Fig For All Seasons

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.

Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed

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Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed KQED

Google, Intel and others say they will now financially support the open-source software that encrypts much of the traffic on the Internet. The effort follows the discovery of a key security flaw.

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Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty

The second atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll on July 25, 1946. The Marshall Islands, where Bikini is located, is suing the U.S. for what it calls a violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. hide caption

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Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty

The Marshall Islands, the site of 66 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958, says the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires nuclear states to disarm.

Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

Dr. Billy Oley (left) talks with Dr. William George in the Beartooth Billings Clinic in Red Lodge, Mont. The hospital became part of the Billings Clinic system in exchange for help with its digital medical records. hide caption

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Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.

Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Everest Again

An avalanche last week killed 16 Nepalese guides in the single deadliest incident on Mount Everest. Now, the lucrative climbing industry faces unprecedented turmoil, as expeditions are cancelled and Sherpas vow to quit. Here, mountaineers look out from the summit of the world's tallest mountain in May 2013. Tshering Sherpa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Everest Again

Kaji Sherpa recalls taking two steps backward when a wall of snow careened toward him; it made all the difference. He survived Everest's deadliest disaster — and now says he'll stick to farming.

Using Technology To Fix The Texting-While-Driving Problem

Driving while distracted by your phone is a nationwide problem. A new proposed phone function from Apple could play a big role in helping teens — and adults — avoid accidents. hide caption

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Using Technology To Fix The Texting-While-Driving Problem

Parents, cities and software companies have advocated or developed apps that block texts and calls when you're driving. But an Apple patent for locking phone functions could make a big impact.

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

A customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op on in April 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. More than a dozen food cooperatives supported the bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. hide caption

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require food companies to label food products containing genetically modified ingredients. Other states may follow, but a bill in the U.S. Congress could invalidate such rules.

A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

There today, here tomorrow: A mother holds her child for a measles vaccination in Manila, Philippines, in January. Travelers are bringing measles from the Philippines to the United States. hide caption

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A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

International travel is one reason the number of measles cases in the U.S. has spiked this year. But the number of people who refuse to get their children vaccinated is a factor, too.

Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention

General Motors has yet to explain why it took 10 years to recall a faulty ignition switch. Some blame the culture. GM says it's working on that. Uli Deck/DPA/Landov hide caption

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Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.

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