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Goats and Soda

New Virus Breaks The Rules Of Infection

A virus is generally like a little ball with a few genes. Now scientists have found one that's broken up into five little balls — as if it were dismembered.

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For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce

As Japan's population shrinks and ages, the government wants older adults to remain employed. The traditional retirement age is 60, but a few companies are welcoming those who want to keep working.

For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce

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The Salt

Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.

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Around the Nation

Cleanup Crews Roll Through Baton Rouge After Louisiana Flooding

In flood-ravaged Louisiana, a cleanup contractor that specializes in disaster recovery operations helps Baton Rouge clean up debris. Cleanup crews say the destruction is much worse than reported.

Cleanup Crews Roll Through Baton Rouge After Louisiana Flooding

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Matthew Blair, a researcher at Tennessee State University, examines different varieties of amaranth growing in the university's experimental fields. Emily Siner/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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The Aztecs Once Revered It. Will You Fall For Amaranth, Too?

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Hardier than corn, this ancient grain has a subtle, nutty flavor and is full of nutrients. But for most Americans, amaranth is still obscure. Researchers in Tennessee hope to change that.

The Aztecs Once Revered It. Will You Fall For Amaranth, Too?

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Orlando Hospitals Say They Won't Bill Victims Of Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Two Florida hospitals treating survivors of the mass shooting will be looking for other sources of payment — or waiving fees altogether — instead of making victims pay for their treatment.

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Preview The New Album From Y La Bamba, 'Ojos Del Sol'

Luz Elena Mendoza's voice is fully enmeshed in the arrangements, which gives her bicultural storytelling an almost otherworldly feel.

Ojos Del Sol

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What Happens When An Aid Group Sees Abuse, But Is Sworn To Secrecy?

Save the Children had to sign confidentiality agreements to work at a migrant detention camp run by Australia in Nauru. The group's Mat Tinkler discusses what they did and didn't say about abuses.

What Happens When An Aid Group Sees Abuse, But Is Sworn To Secrecy?

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French designer Sonia Rykiel (right) and her daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, greet the crowd after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, in Paris in 2007. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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Sonia Rykiel, Designer Known As The 'Queen Of Knitwear,' Dies

The famously redheaded Rykiel embodied the intellectual chic and feminism of Paris in the late 1960s. With vibrant stripes or simple black, her clothes hugged a woman's body.