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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Everest Again

An avalanche last week killed 16 Nepalese guides in the single deadliest incident on Mount Everest. Now, the lucrative climbing industry faces unprecedented turmoil, as expeditions are cancelled and Sherpas vow to quit. Here, mountaineers look out from the summit of the world's tallest mountain in May 2013. Tshering Sherpa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Everest Again

Kaji Sherpa recalls taking two steps backward when a wall of snow careened toward him; it made all the difference. He survived Everest's deadliest disaster — and now says he'll stick to farming.

A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

There today, here tomorrow: A mother holds her child for a measles vaccination in Manila, Philippines, in January. Travelers are bringing measles from the Philippines to the United States. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

A Measles Outbreak In The Philippines Travels To The U.S.

International travel is one reason the number of measles cases in the U.S. has spiked this year. But the number of people who refuse to get their children vaccinated is a factor, too.

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

By ensuring vaccines are invented and distributed, Bill Gates says, his foundation is dramatically reducing the number of childhood deaths in poor countries. hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History

The steamship City of Chester was cut nearly in two by the much larger liner Oceanic. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Long-Lost Wreck Off San Francisco Recalls Anti-Chinese History

The City of Chester, which went down in 1888 after colliding with a liner, has been found. At the time, false reports that the other ship's Chinese crew failed to help rescue passengers stoked racial hatred.

'The Other Woman': When Terrible Movies Happen To Funny Actresses

Leslie Mann, Nicki Minaj, Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton have nothing to do in The Other Woman. Barry Wetcher/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Monkey See

'The Other Woman': When Terrible Movies Happen To Funny Actresses

A film that seems designed to demonstrate the dire circumstances in which funny women can still find themselves, The Other Woman is a grotesque pantomime of female empowerment.

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