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What Russia's Protests Mean For Putin's Opposition

Russians are still trying to understand exactly what happened over the weekend, when thousands of people took part in anti-government rallies — the biggest demonstration of discontent since 2012.

Michelle Taylor and other participants work to reconstruct slave cabins at Montpelier, the Virginia estate of former President James Madison. Courtesy of Michelle Taylor hide caption

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History

A Researcher Reconnects With Her Ancestors' Slave Past At Madison's Estate

Michelle Taylor is taking part in a project to reconstruct slave cabins at Montpelier, the estate of President James Madison. Through her research, she discovered a personal connection to the site.

A Researcher Reconnects With Her Ancestors' Slave Past At Madison's Estate

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Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback

Police are trained to avoid warning shots for tactical and legal reasons. This long-standing prohibition is being reconsidered under public pressure to reduce deadly shootings by police.

Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback

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EVATAR is a book-sized lab system that can replicate a woman's reproductive cycle. Each compartment contains living tissue from a different part of the reproductive tract. The blue fluid pumps through each compartment, chemically connecting the various tissues. Courtesy of Northwestern University hide caption

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Device Mimicking Female Reproductive Cycle Could Aid Research

Scientists have assembled a lab system from living tissue that can replicate a woman's 28-day hormonal cycle. The goal is to use the system to find new ways to treat a host of women's health problems.

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks during a press conference at the G 20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, on March 18. Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Senator: Treasury Secretary's Plug For 'Lego Batman' May Be Ethical Violation

Last week, Stephen Mnuchin told a crowd he couldn't legally promote movies he helped fund, then recommended one. His audience laughed. The ranking senator on the Senate Finance Committee isn't amused.

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Finding A Place For President Polk's Body To Truly Rest In Peace

Nashville Public Radio

The body of former President James Polk may be on the move again. He's been buried on the grounds of the Tennessee state Capitol, but there's discussion about moving his remains to his former home.

Finding A Place For President Polk's Body To Truly Rest In Peace

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Deceptive Cadence

'The Tinder Opera' Creators Hope You Swipe Right On Online Opera

"Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera" is an 11-minute video dramatizing a young man's quest for love via the popular dating app. It marks an effort to adapt a 400-year-old art form to modern media.

'The Tinder Opera' Creators Hope You Swipe Right On Online Opera

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Goats and Soda

India's Cities Have A Honking Big Noise Problem

They're so noisy that the Central Pollution Control Board is urging drivers not to honk needlessly — like that Uber driver who beeps along with the song on the radio.

Click Here For A Sample Of Delhi Street Noise

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State and federal policies now limit the use of lead in gasoline, paint and plumbing, but children can still ingest the metal through contaminated soil. The effects of even fairly small amounts can be long-lasting, the evidence suggests. Christin Lola/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Study Suggests Childhood Exposure To Lead Can Blunt IQ For Decades

Researchers following a group of New Zealanders over the course of 40 years found an association between childhood lead exposure and declines in intelligence and socioeconomic status later in life.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is not enough evidence to determine whether testing people with no symptoms of celiac disease provides any benefit for those patients. Andrew Brookes/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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No Need To Get Screened For Celiac Unless You Have Symptoms, Panel Says

A task force says people with no symptoms of celiac disease do not need to be tested for the condition, and that people who think they do have symptoms should see a doctor.

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In Charleston, Cannonball Discoveries Are Constant Reminders Of Past Wars

South Carolina Public Radio

Relics from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War are creating all sorts of problems in South Carolina. Old cannonballs continue to be found, and many need to be detonated.

In Charleston, Cannonball Discoveries Are Constant Reminders Of Past Wars

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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Deputy First Minister John Swinney arrive at Scottish Parliament on Tuesday. They attended the second day of debate on a motion that ultimately granted Sturgeon the authority to pursue an independence referendum. Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Scottish Parliament Backs Bid For New Independence Vote

Lawmakers gave First Minister Nicola Sturgeon the power to pursue a referendum on independence — Scotland's second in several years. The move sets up a showdown with the U.K. government.

Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist and close friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela, died Tuesday in Johannesburg. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Late Anti-Apartheid Leader Ahmed Kathrada: 'Don't Harbor Hatred And Revenge'

The anti-apartheid activist, who died Tuesday, worked to end apartheid alongside Nelson Mandela. In his later years, he lamented South Africa's divisions and criticized President Jacob Zuma.

James Harris Jackson is escorted out of a police precinct in New York on March 22. Police said Jackson, accused of fatally stabbing a black man in New York City, told investigators he traveled from Baltimore specifically to attack black people. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism In Murder Of Black Man

Police say James Jackson traveled to New York City in order to "kill black men," a plan he carried out when he stabbed a stranger to death on a street corner. The terror charges were announced Monday.

Craft breweries now account for 5,234 of 5,301 U.S. beer makers, according to an industry group's annual tally. Here, Danielle Coons, the tasting room ambassador at D.L. Geary Brewing Co. serves a beer last November. Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Breweries Top 5,300 As Craft Beer Makers Ride Double-Digit Gains

Just five years ago, there were only around 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 — and they're finding a changing market.

Demand for domestic tea is so strong that Minto Island Tea Company continues expanding production. Here, new Camellia sinensis are planted on the Salem, Oregon, farm. It takes three years for tea plants to mature for harvest. Courtesy of Minto Island Tea Company hide caption

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The Salt

Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka. But since 2000, dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch, artisanal tea sold at a premium.

Cairo has lost more than half of its population in recent decades. Today, there are just under 3,000 people left. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

There's a lot of talk about reviving small towns — especially in the rural Midwest, which Donald Trump carried easily. But many such towns, like Cairo, Ill., would see steep cuts in aid if the president's budget gains traction.

Tired Of Promises, A Struggling Small Town Wants Problems Solved

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