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Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans as they gather next to the central government offices in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Asia

Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.

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Planet Money

How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

Construction is continuing at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in downtown Baltimore. It's one of three such centers under development in the Washington, D.C., region. Jenny Gold, KHN hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.

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