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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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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.

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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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?

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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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.

Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

Zzarr, a Dutch shepherd, with K-9 handler U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Arriaga (partly hidden) of the U.S. Forces Afghanistan K-9 unit, in 2011. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.

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