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Science

Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory

The U.S. military is closing a facility scientists have used to study the edge of Earth's atmosphere. Conspiracy theorists suspect it's also been used for nefarious activity — like mind control.

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The Salt

Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking

Drawing on a history both savory and sweet, two sisters are reintroducing Caribbean cooking to the world beyond the islands. And they'd like to make one thing clear: It's not just about jerk spice.

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Parallels

A Flood Of Kids, On Their Own, Hope To Hop A Train To A New Life

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America cross Mexico toward the U.S., a dramatic increase from past years. They make the perilous journey to escape poverty and worsening violence.

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