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Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

The story of fliers ordering Jews to register with the separatists stoked fears of anti-Semitism. But Jews in the Ukrainian town say the orders aren't real and were intended as political provocation.

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

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Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

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Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different

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Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

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In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

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Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

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Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

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In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

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Loneliness And Longing — And Woody Allen — In 'Fading Gigolo'

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On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots

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