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Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Volunteers such as this woman — who's with a group that calls itself "Las Patronas" — throws bags of food and water to migrants in Veracruz, Mexico, who are headed toward the U.S.-Mexico border. Courtesy of Deborah Bonello hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Who Are The Kids Of The Migrant Crisis?

Many kids and teenagers leave Central America to avoid climbing levels of gang violence, extortion, and drug trafficking. Sometimes, it's to find their family.

Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops, U.S. Says

Ukrainian troops camouflage their multiple rocket launcher at a checkpoint in Kryva Luka, in eastern Ukraine, earlier this month. The U.S. says Russia is planning to provide similar systems to the rebels. hide caption

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Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops, U.S. Says

The State Department says it has evidence that Moscow is lobbing artillery across its border at Ukrainian government forces and that the Kremlin plans to ship rocket artillery to the rebels.

U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

Dr. Donald Brown inoculated Kelly Kent with the HPV vaccine in his Chicago office in the summer of 2006 — not long after the first version of the vaccine reached the market. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

U.S. Teens Still Lag In Getting Vaccinated Against HPV

Eight years after the FDA approved the first vaccine against HPV, only 57 percent of female teens and 35 percent of male teens have been inoculated, the CDC says. Are doctors partly to blame?

Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

We are all Russian nesting dolls: Our intestines house many bacteria, which house many viruses. These so-called bacteriophages are likely as important for our health as the bacteria they live in. Lisa Brown for NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Lisa Brown for NPR

Goats and Soda

Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.

UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

For 15 years, Amran Mahamood made a living circumcising young girls in Hargeysa, Somalia. Four years ago, she gave it up after a religious leader convinced her that Islamic law did not require it. hide caption

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Goats and Soda

UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.

This Suit Keeps Ebola Out. So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

Protective gear runs from goggles and head covering to gloves and boots. This health worker was photographed leaving the isolation area at the treatment center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. hide caption

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Goats and Soda

This Suit Keeps Ebola Out. So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers, yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault; it's likely a case of human error.

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First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'

The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl in a Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.

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