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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

Giving the newborn one last boost of blood from the placenta may help increase social and motor skills at age 4, a study finds. Earlier studies have found health benefits in infancy.

Part of Texas' congressional redistricting map from 2003. The lead plaintiffs in Evenwel v. Abbott are residents of a state Senate district in Texas who say their equal rights to representation are diluted because Texas equalized the districts in population terms and€” not in terms of eligible voters. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria

Local clinics may have "no staff and no stuff." Big hospitals are hard to reach. But when community health workers come to live in a village, there's a change for the better.

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It's All Politics

Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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All Tech Considered

Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior

Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.

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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya

It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch: The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.

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Heat Wave Claims More Than 750 Lives In India

Most of the deaths have occurred in southern Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. But high temperatures persist across much of the country of 1 billion people.

Miami swimwear entrepreneur Mel Valenzuela (right) explains online strategies to Cuban business owners Victor Rodriguez (middle) and Caridad Limonta (left) in Wynwood this month. Miami boutique owner Monica Minagorri (rear) watches. Tim Padgett/WLRN hide caption

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami WLRN

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work. "From the very first moment I took pictures [on the streets of Philadelphia], I loved it," Mark told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1988.

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Shots - Health News

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear: Tiny Desk Concert

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.

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How Worried Should We Be About Lassa Fever?

The tropical virus has killed a man who returned to New Jersey from Liberia earlier this month. But chances that he could have spread the disease are remote.

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