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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.

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, center, takes questions while seated between Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Rep. Kevin Yoder, right, during a visit to the Johnson County Republican headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., on Monday. hide caption

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Politics

Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

Why 'Fargo' For TV Works With Cold Efficiency And 'Bad Teacher' Doesn't

Billy Bob Thornton in FX's Fargo, an adaptation that works by lifting the tone of the film, not the story. Matthias Clamer/FX hide caption

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Television

Why 'Fargo' For TV Works With Cold Efficiency And 'Bad Teacher' Doesn't

When TV decides to adapt a movie, it can do it in a couple of different ways. The success of FX's adaptation of Fargo and the problems with CBS's adaptation of Bad Teacher make telling examples.

CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say

Rebel fighters carry their weapons along a trench in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on March 24. The CIA is stepping up training and military assistance to moderate rebels, according to U.S. sources. hide caption

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Parallels - World News

CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say

The White House has decided to provide more covert training and weapons, including anti-tank missiles, in a bid to counter President Bashar Assad's growing strength in the civil war.

Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

Vincent Mourou, co-founder of Vietnam's first artisan chocolate maker Marou, inspects cacao beans at a farmer's garden in Go Cong Tay district. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.

Reports Of Mass Slaughter As South Sudan Teeters On The Brink

South Sudanese civilians flee from attacks in the northern town of Bentiu on Sunday. Hundreds of civilians were reportedly killed by a rebel group that took the town. hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Reports Of Mass Slaughter As South Sudan Teeters On The Brink

The U.N. reports that hundreds of civilians were hunted down and killed. NPR's Gregory Warner explains the roots of the conflict in a nation that's not yet three years old.

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

President Obama shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on Wednesday. At Sukiyabashi Jiro, people pay a minimum $300 for 20 pieces of sushi chosen by the patron, Jiro Ono. hide caption

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The Salt

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

On the first leg of his Asia tour, President Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in a 2012 documentary. Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.

Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?

Angelina Jolie plays the spiteful protagonist in an upcoming movie called "Maleficent," based on "Sleeping Beauty." Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures USA hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?

Most of us aren't as maleficent as the fairy in Sleeping Beauty, but we're still apt to spite others, even at risk of harming ourselves. Psychologists are trying to figure out why.

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