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Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids

A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.

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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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New Deal Treasure: Government Searches For Long Lost Art

During the Great Depression, the federal government purchased hundreds of thousands of works by American artists. But in the decades since, much of that art has gone missing.

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New Fossil Takes A Bite Out Of Theory That Sharks Barely Evolved

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Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids

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Marbled Birds The Mantles

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Man Reaches For The Sun For A Solution To Pakistan's Gas Crisis

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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

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New Deal Treasure: Government Searches For Long-Lost Art

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Four Works of Art Owls

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The New SAT: Less Vocabulary, More Linear Equations

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Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

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Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Put Faith In Unorthodox Dating Service

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