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As 'Voluntourism' Gains Popularity, Who Is It Helping Most?

Haley Nordine, 19, is spending the entire summer at the Prodesenh center in San Mateo Milpas Altas, Guatemala. The American University student helped build the center's new library. hide caption

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As 'Voluntourism' Gains Popularity, Who Is It Helping Most?

More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.

Playing 'Crazy Eyes' Taught Actress 'It's OK To Be Just You'

"She is 100 percent and authentically herself, always, at all times," Uzo Aduba says of her Orange Is the New Black character, "Crazy Eyes." hide caption

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Playing 'Crazy Eyes' Taught Actress 'It's OK To Be Just You'

Uzo Aduba has won over critics and fans for her portrayal as 'Crazy Eyes' on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black. Aduba speaks to host Michel Martin about her success and how she got there.

Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

Passengers packed the waiting hall Tuesday at Hongqiao Railway Station, which services a terminal at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. hide caption

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Flight Delays In China Leave Travelers Feeling Squeezed

Air traffic snarls at some of eastern China's busiest airports have stranded thousands of travelers and highlighted the increasing competition for airspace between military and civilian flights.

What A Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

Eduard Egarter-Vigl (left) and Albert Zink (right) sample Italy's mummified iceman for genetic analysis in November 2010. Previous research suggests he, too, was predisposed to heart disease. hide caption

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What A Mummy Can Teach You About Heart Disease

Mummies from Ancient Egypt, Peru and the U.S. all show signs of hardened arteries. But why? Researchers say bad hygiene, open hearths and maybe some deeply ingrained genetic factors were to blame.

Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors

Chief Medical Resident Dr. Julia Vermylen, right, critiques interns during an "intern boot camp," held at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital in June. hide caption

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Hospitals Fight Proposed Changes In The Training Of Doctors Kaiser Health News

The Institute of Medicine this week urged Congress to allocate to community clinics more of the $15 billion it spends annually on training new doctors. But hospitals say that's the wrong prescription.

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

The Wilshire Boulevard Temple (pictured above circa 1939) was dedicated 85 years ago in 1929. Rabbi Steve Leder says, "This was the Los Angeles Jewish community's statement to itself — and to the majoritarian culture that surrounded it — that: We are here, and we are prepared to be a great cultural and religious and civic force in our community." hide caption

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Best Seat In The House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built

Built in the late 1920s by movie moguls, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Los Angeles landmark — and also a statement the LA Jewish community made to itself, and to the city.

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