Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks at a rally in Myanmar last year. Sui has faced criticism lately for not speaking out about the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that has faced discrimination and violence. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

The Human Rights Issue A Nobel Laureate Doesn't Want To Touch

Aung San Suu Kyi has been universally praised in her battle for democracy in Myanmar. But she has been conspicuously silent about the worsening plight of the Rohingya minority in her homeland.

(Left) Sgt. William Shemin distinguished himself with bravery under fire during World War I. (Right) Sgt. Henry Johnson of the 369th Infantry Regiment was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for bravery while outnumbered during a battle with German soldiers, Feb. 12, 1919. Shemin Family Photo/U.S. Army hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Harlem Hellfighter And Jewish Soldier Get Long-Overdue Medals Of Honor

Nearly 100 years after their heroic deeds during World War I, Sgts. Henry Johnson and William Shemin were awarded America's highest military honor.

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The Record

Would You Like To Hear A Song, Dave?

The rise of the music recommendation algorithm suggests that the future of music curation may be in tracking individuals' behavior, not just mapping their taste.

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Shots - Health News

Texas Puts Brakes On Telemedicine — And Teladoc Cries Foul KERA

As consulting a doctor exclusively by phone, text or video becomes more popular, the Texas Medical Board moves to restrict these e-visits. Is the real battle over patient safety, money or turf?

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Soviet-era Metro cars are exhibited at the Partizanskaya subway station in Moscow on May 15 as part of festivities marking the subway's 80th anniversary. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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Glory Of Moscow's 80-Year-Old Subway Tainted By Stalin Connections

The system was considered a triumph by the Soviets. But it was built by the same ruthless means that helped cause a famine, which killed millions in the 1930s.

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Chef Eric David Corradetti presents dinner to residents at the Bethlehem Woods senior living facility in La Grange Park, Ill. His kitchen emphasizes fresh produce and meats and meals made from scratch. Courtesy of Unidine hide caption

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The Salt

Mush No More: Retirement Home Food Gets Fresh And Local

Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of senior living centers across the U.S. now tout healthy meals made from scratch. Centers say this approach to food is tastier — and cheaper, too.

Demonstrators in the Turkish capital of Ankara hold posters of Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was allegedly killed by a bus driver after fighting off a sexual assault. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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Violence Against Women Is Often A Private Family Matter In Turkey

Women's rights advocates say more than 100 women have been killed in the country so far this year, most by male relatives.

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