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Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

Immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for bus tickets after their release in June from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas. hide caption

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It's All Politics

Should President Obama Visit The Texas Border?

There are plenty of reasons, for and against, a presidential visit to the border. In any case, a visit wouldn't do much to diminish the criticism over the administration's handling of the crisis.

Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

David Livermore, the director of the Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring and Reference Laboratory in London, studies a new class of superbugs, called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Nick Marino feeds and waters the livestock at Deep Springs College, an exclusive, all-male institution in a remote valley in California. Brian L. Frank/Redux hide caption

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Men In America

On Calif. Cattle Ranch, Students Wrangle With Meaning Of Manhood

Deep Springs College is an all-male school — and a working ranch. It sounds very macho, but the increasingly diverse student body says being a man is all about questioning the meaning of masculinity.

On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

Several families share this one-room underground shelter in Ashkelon, Israel, not far from the border with Gaza. The children say they're afraid to go outside. hide caption

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Parallels - World News

On Opposite Sides Of Israeli-Gaza Border, Feeling The Same Fears

The escalating conflict around the Gaza Strip has turned daily routines upside down. A family in Ashkelon, Israel, and one in Gaza City both take shelter — and struggle to keep their children safe.

Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

The decline of honeybees has been attributed to a variety of causes, from nasty parasites to the stress of being transported from state to state to feed on various crops in need of pollination. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Salt

Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees'

Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping the Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.

Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

President Obama greets a woman at Wazee Supper Club on Tuesday in Denver. He was in Colorado this week speaking about the economy and raising money for congressional candidates. hide caption

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Politics

Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop

In a state that hosts one of the nation's closest Senate races, the president spoke about the women's issues that could turn the election. But Democratic Sen. Mark Udall opted not to appear alongside Obama.

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