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Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The California Desert

Soldiers assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, participate in desert training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in 2009. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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National Security

Training For An Uncertain Military Future In The California Desert

The military's training center at Fort Irwin is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?

Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

The longitudinal British study checked in with 8,000 families across 40 years to trace the trajectory of a bullied child. iStockphoto hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

From increased depression and suicidal thoughts to social isolation and lower socioeconomic status, the negative consequences of being bullied can last well into middle age, a large study suggests.

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Wal-Mart is promising to drive down the prices of organic food by bringing in a new company, WildOats, to deliver a whole range of additional products. hide caption

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The Salt

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

The giant retailer says it's adding a new line of organic food that's at least 25 percent cheaper, but a large-scale production and supply of organic food likely can't be achieved overnight.

Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf

The 300,000 wells drilled in Louisiana are connected by tens of thousands of miles of pipelines that are vulnerable to leaks, like this one in a coastal marsh. hide caption

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Environment

Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf WWNO

Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.

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Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

A new study suggests the Greenland Ice Sheet did not fully melt during previous periods of global warming, and that it preserved a tundra beneath it. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Ancient Landscape Is Found Under 2 Miles Of Ice In Greenland

A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.

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Usman Riaz: Tiny Desk Concert

The Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. Hear him perform a piano piece he wrote when he was just 16.

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