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A police officer runs following a car bomb attack on police patrol trucks July 15 in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The Juarez cartel claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed three people and marked an unprecedented escalation in Mexico's drug war. AP hide caption

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As Drug War Turns Into Quagmire, Fear Rules Mexico

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Hour of the Lamps Brittni Paiva

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Paris' Popular Bike Rentals Spark Electric Car Plans

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Is Emotional Pain Necessary?

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Getting the Done Job The Books
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Jamis MacNiven bought Buck's Restaurant in 1991; it quickly became a hangout for venture capitalists from around Woodside, Calif. John McChesney/NPR hide caption

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Checking A Tech Bellwether: Buck's Restaurant

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Om Nom Nom: As we began to shy away from eating primarily fruit, leaves and nuts and began eating meat, our brains grew. We developed the capacity to use tools, so our need for large, sharp teeth and big grinders waned. From left, a cast of teeth from a chimpanzee, Australopithecus afarensis and a modern human. William Kimbel/Institute of Human Origins hide caption

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Food For Thought: Meat-Based Diet Made Us Smarter

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Sudan's 'Arrow Boys' Challenge Militants

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