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As High Court Weighs Health Care Law, Statehouses Stay Busy

Bills concerning health care exchanges are pending in at least 16 states. The measures are split pretty evenly between ones that seek to bolster the exchanges and those that would impede or bar them.

Ringling Bros. elephants eat during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey "Pachyderm Picnic" at the BJCC in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, in January. The circus' parent company announced Thursday that the animals will be phased out of its acts by 2018. Tamika Moore/AL.com/Landov hide caption

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Ringling Bros.: No More Circus Elephants By 2018

The "Greatest Show on Earth" has been under pressure for years from animal rights advocates over its use of Asian elephants in its 5,000 annual shows.

Larry David also co-created the NBC series Seinfeld. That show's character George Costanza is loosely based on David. Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The New Yorker hide caption

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Theater

Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

David wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. He says the idea came to his "twisted mind" when his friend's dad passed away.

Eating at your desk day after day? Research suggests "staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking," says management professor Kimberly Elsbach. 145/Tom Grill/Ocean/Corbis hide caption

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The Salt

We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people takes a break and leaves his desk to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

A man walks by with a basket of bread during the official presentation ceremony of three new robots that were installed in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Tuesday to help tackle the city's traffic. Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Respect The Robot': Giant Robots Oversee Traffic In Kinshasa

Two giant robots have directed traffic in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. This week three others joined them.

With the help of researcher Sabudo Boraru (right), anthropologist Chris Campisano, of Arizona State University, takes samples from the fossil-filled Ledi-Geraru project area in Ethiopia. The jawbone was found nearby. Courtesy of J Ramón Arrowsmith hide caption

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Science

Jaw Fossil In Ethiopia Likely Oldest Ever Found In Human Line

The 2.8 million-year-old bone may mark the first human branch in the primate family tree. It wasn't just a bigger brain that marked the shift, scientists say. It was also big changes in the mouth.

The most recent propaganda videos from Boko Haram demonstrate have higher production values than in the past, and other similarities to ISIS-produced videos. Boko Haram/Sendvid hide caption

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Boko Haram Takes A Page From ISIS Propaganda Playbook

The Nigerian Islamist militant group has traded grainy videos for slick productions. This week, Boko Haram posted a video purportedly showing the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying.

British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a news conference on her documentary India's Daughter on Tuesday. The film, which has been banned in India, was broadcast Wednesday in the U.K. — a decision that has angered the Indian government. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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India Threatens BBC Over Decision To Air Rape Documentary In U.K.

The government, which has banned the Indian media from broadcasting India's Daughter or even showing clips from it pending an investigation, also ordered YouTube to take down the documentary.

Shoppers walk through a market in downtown Jerusalem last November, shortly before Israel's coalition government collapsed. As Israel prepares for elections on March 17, the diverse population has very different notions of what the country should look like. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

For such a small country, Israel has an extremely diverse population. As a major election approaches, five very different Israelis share their hopes for the kind of nation they want to be.

Fans are celebrating World Book Day Thursday. Here, a man browses through books at the Albertine, a French bookstore and library at the French Embassy in New York. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's World Book Day: Time For Reading Lists And Dress-Up

Put down that screen: Today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. For World Book Day, we bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists.

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