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Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua with her baby Gammy, born with Down Syndrome — and rejected by the Australian couple who'd arranged for her to serve as their surrogate. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

Two controversial cases have put a spotlight on surrogacy in Thailand. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.

After beating Ebola, young Ibrahim celebrated by proposing to his nurse. Anders Kelto/NPR hide caption

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3-Year-Old Ebola Survivor Proposes To Nurse

And she says yes! Ibrahim is one of three brothers who lost their mother to Ebola — but survived. While waiting to be reunited with his dad, the little boy fell in love.

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The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

Before the smartphone, the laptop and the pocket calculator, there was a powerful mechanical computer. Our new series, Tools of the Trade, begins with a look at the slide rule.

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