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Fear For Sherpas' Future Grows With Each Climbing Tragedy

Sherpas have a great reputation as the world's best climbers. But when something goes wrong up in the mountains, it deeply affects the small ethnic group and its communities around the world.

Ron Capps talks with refugees in the Kisna Reka refugee camp some 15 miles from Pristina, Kosovo, in 1998. In his role as a U.S. diplomatic monitor, Capps traveled through Kosovo gathering intelligence from refugees and Serb forces about the situation in the region. Santiago Lyon/AP hide caption

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How An Army Officer And Diplomat Wrote His Way Through Trauma

After a decade of witnessing death and bloodshed in five different wars, Ron Capps developed post-traumatic stress disorder. His memoir, Seriously Not All Right, chronicles his battles.

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A New Vision For Online Dating: A Profile In Pictures

Yet another digital dating model is on the horizon — one where user profiles are built completely from images. And it's not the kind of photos you might think.

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Struggling To Get Out Of Poverty: The 'Two Generation' Approach

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All The Umbrellas In London Magnetic Fields

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Fear For Sherpas' Future Grows With Each Climbing Tragedy

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Ron Capps talks with refugees in the Kisna Reka refugee camp some 15 miles from Pristina, Kosovo, in 1998. In his role as a U.S. diplomatic monitor, Capps traveled through Kosovo gathering intelligence from refugees and Serb forces about the situation in the region. Santiago Lyon/AP hide caption

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How An Army Officer And Diplomat Wrote His Way Through Trauma

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Did You See The Words Animal Collective

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In 'Every Day Is For The Thief,' Cole Chronicles A City's Reality

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René Marie On Singing, Sex And The Importance Of Being Eartha

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I'd Rather Be Burned as a Witch René Marie
I've Found a New Baby Si Zentner