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Parallels - World News

Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Carrier Fights To Survive

Decades ago, Pakistan International Airlines was a trendy airline whose flight attendants wore Pierre Cardin uniforms. These days the national carrier is $3 billion in debt and fighting privatization.

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All Tech Considered

Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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In South Carolina, Young Black Voters Could Put Holes In Clinton's 'Firewall'

Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm on Clinton.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Growing Old With Einstein: The Long Wait For Detection Of Gravitational Waves

After many years, scientists are expected to say they have finally seen gravitational waves — giving Einstein a boost and opening up a whole new view of the universe, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Around the Nation

How A Man's Message In A Bottle Met A Kindred Spirit Miles Away

A few years ago, glass bottles with handwritten messages inside started washing up along the New England coast. They're the work of Ken Baker. One recently found its way to Ireland.

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How Hillary Clinton Might Actually Win In N.H., Even Though She Lost Big

Thanks to the way Democrats pick their nominees — and despite her whopping 20-plus-point loss to Bernie Sanders — Clinton looks like she could wind up with the most delegates out of New Hampshire.

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'Full Frontal' Showrunner: 'It's A Feminist Show Because We Are All Feminists'

"But it's not a show about women stuff," Jo Miller says. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee covers refugees, mental health, prison and climate change, among other things.

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Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?

A massive methane leak may soon end, but its environmental impact is still being weighed. A scientist says it won't have a big effect globally, but it's a setback in efforts to curb greenhouse gases.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Chris Christie Drops Out Of Republican Race For President

The New Jersey governor may simply have missed his window by declining to run in 2012. Christie threw everything at getting traction in Iowa and New Hampshire but fell short in both.

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National Security

Dogs' New Challenge: Find A Bomb Before It Becomes A Bomb KJZZ

Humans rely on dogs to search for bombs. But the increasingly common Improvised Explosive Devices can be made with ordinary ingredients — and it is posing a new challenge for bomb-sniffing dogs.

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Harry Potter Fans Rejoice! New Book From The Wizarding World Coming This Summer

The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II picks up the story of Harry and co. where the series epilogue left off. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name.

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Author Interviews

Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend

To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.

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