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The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress

The tobacco industry played an influential role in the funding and popularization of stress research. A vast document archive details the relationships between cigarette makers and key scientists.

Marvin Ramos, now 18, was overwhelmed when his daughter, Hailey, was born. But now he says he's determined to be the best father he can be. "I haven't run away," he says, "and I never want to." Marvin Ramos/Courtesy of WNYC hide caption

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Men In America

Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was

Marvin Ramos' father says Ramos ruined his life by having a child at 17. But while he struggles, Ramos, now 18, is determined to be an active part of his daughter's life.

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All Tech Considered

From Pen And Paper To 3-D, Look Who's Challenging Google Maps

Today, digital maps are a big business, and Google has become nearly everyone's go-to cartographer. But there are challengers out there — and you might be surprised by some of the competition.

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Teen Tries To Be The Parent His Own Dad Never Was

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Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst Kendrick Lamar
On Green Dolphin Street Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

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In Maine, A Gay Candidate With An Uneven Record On LGBT Rights

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Bring Him Home Melissa Saldana & Crash Trio
Forever Changed Saru
Fat Ass Joint Amon Tobin

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We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Guero Bounce Galactic

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In Brazil, Pacification Paves Way For Baby Steps To Democracy

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Either Or Little People

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Couple Revives Lost Moroccan Fig Liquor, One Bottle At A Time

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Sorry The Moth & The Flame
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Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers

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Stormy Monday Blues Billy Eckstine
Paris Of The East The Shanghai Restoration Project