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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Childhood amnesia descends gradually — and later than you might think, researchers say. Many 7-year-olds have robust memories of experiences from when they were 3 or even younger.

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Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience

"I would do it again and again and again," says one Hutu woman who defied orders and sheltered Tutsis during the 1994 genocide. Rwanda is beginning to recognize people who rescued those at risk.

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In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine

The new Time Traveler's Almanac is a vast collection of chronological chronicles. Co-editor Ann VanderMeer says she was surprised to find that most time travelers just want to fix their love lives.

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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

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My Old Kentucky Home Marian Anderson

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The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

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Wave Of Newly Insured Patients Strains Oregon Health Plan

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Natural Disasters Are Rare, But So Is Mudslide Insurance

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White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate

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Coming Out In Basketball: How Brittney Griner Found 'A Place Of Peace'

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Godleaves Mukamunana, left, hid Domitil Mukakumuranga, in her house for weeks so that Hutu militias wouldn't kill her. "Seeing her alive is the best thing," Mukamunana says. "That kind of relationship we have is priceless. The fact that I don't have more like her --€” those who were killed — that's what's hurting." Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience

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My Old Kentucky Home Marian Anderson

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Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

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Developer To Preserve Ancient Tequesta Village In Heart Of Miami

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Album Review: 'Libation'

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Money No Do Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
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