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Vijayan's night frog (Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani), a 13.6 mm miniature-sized frog from the Agasthyamala hills in the Western Ghats in India, sits comfortably on a thumbnail. It is one of seven newly discovered frog species. SD Biju hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Behold: 4 New Species Of Tiny Frogs Smaller Than A Fingernail

Scientists in India say the frogs are actually fairly common but have eluded discovery likely because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and unusual calls.

Seema Verma, who is Donald Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional rather than required. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

GOP Considers Reduction In Health Law's 10 Essential Benefits

Maternity coverage is a popular target, but other items also might be watered down or eliminated as Republicans look for ways to replace or revise the Affordable Care Act.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Clean Up As Deadline Looms

Prairie Public Broadcasting

Protesters against the Dakota Access pipeline have until today to clean up and go home. Authorities want protesters off the land before the river thaws and floods the camp.

Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Clean Up As Deadline Looms

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Protesters march in New York's Times Square on February 19, 2017, in solidarity with American Muslims and against the travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch

Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.

A Planned Parenthood sign in Dallas. A federal judge has temporarily blocked an attempt by Texas officials that would have removed Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood clinics in the state. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Judge Rules Texas Can't Cut Off Medicaid Funds To Planned Parenthood — For Now

After Texas officials moved to block the health provider from receiving Medicaid dollars, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, allowing the group to stay in the program.

An illustration from 1875 depicts the survivors of the frigate Cospatrick, which caught fire off South Africa's Cape of Good Hope in November 1874. Of more than 470 people on board, just three ultimately survived, and they were reduced to cannibalism. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Cannibalism: It's 'Perfectly Natural,' A New Scientific History Argues

It's gruesome, but from a scientific standpoint, there's a predictable calculus for when humans and animals go cannibal, a new book says. And who knew European aristocrats ate body parts as medicine?

Pat McCawley, left, and Eric Emerson look at a drawing of an asylum built in Columbia, S.C., in the 1820s. Cooper McKim/South Carolina Public Radio hide caption

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History

An Attempt To Save South Carolina's Historical Documents Is Destroying Them

South Carolina Public Radio

Historical documents across the country are facing an issue other than age: An effort to preserve them decades ago is hastening the documents' demise.

An Attempt To Save South Carolina's Historical Documents Is Destroying Them

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This is what failed to happen on Wednesday morning. In this image from April 17, 2015, a robotic arm on the International Space Station grasps a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship during docking. NASA/AP hide caption

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SpaceX Cargo Craft Fails To Dock With Space Station, Will Try Again

The private spaceflight company launched its Falcon 9 rocket Sunday, only to have the rocket's cargo capsule encounter an error in its navigation system Wednesday during a docking attempt.

Royal Malaysian Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar addresses journalists in front of a screen displaying the details of North Korean Embassy staffer Hyon Kwong Song, who has been identified for questioning, during a press conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

North Korean Diplomat Joins List Of Suspects In Kim Jong Nam's Death

It's the latest twist in the inquiry into the killing of Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, who died 10 days ago shortly after being approached by two women at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Led by women in pink "pussyhats," hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities in a massive outpouring of opposition to America's new president, Donald Trump. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Code Switch

Today's Feminism: Too Much Marketing, Not Enough Reality

It seems that "feminism" in 2017 is more concerned with promoting superficial trappings of genuine equality than with doing the tough work to address the hard facts of gender and racial inequality, writes Amy Alexander.

Typically, by this time in the winter, the ice is thick enough to support an ice road from Bayfield, Wis., to Madeline Island. But for the second year in a row, the ferry will run all winter long. Dan Kraker/MPR hide caption

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Environment

For Islanders In Lake Superior, Warmer Winters Mean They Can't Drive

Minnesota Public Radio

By this time in winter, lake ice is normally thick enough to support a road from the mainland to Madeline Island. But for the second year in a row, islanders will have to rely on the ferry all winter long.

For Islanders In Lake Superior, Warmer Winters Mean They Can't Drive

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