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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

Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.

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In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

Life, death and piety are the recurring themes in hauntingly beautiful alabados preserved by lay brothers called penitentes. "You have to feel them," one says. "You have to feel them in your soul."

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

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

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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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On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots

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