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Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

Pope Francis attends a session of the two-week synod at the Vatican that wrapped up over the weekend. The usually predictable event produced a robust debate among the bishops on how the Catholic Church should deal with gays as well as Catholics who are divorced or remarried. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Catholic Synod Highlights Divisions, Sets Stage For Future Battles

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Among outside groups — that is, not candidates or party committees — more than half of this cycle's political ads are financed by secret donors. iStockphoto hide caption

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This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

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The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success

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Tiger Battle Steven Price

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Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

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Before We Talked Gold Panda

Meghan, 23, began experiencing hallucinations at 19. "Driving home, cars' headlights turned into eyes. The grills on the cars turned into mouths and none of them looked happy. It would scare the crap out of me," Meghan says. Marvi Lacar for NPR hide caption

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Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

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'Little Dancer' Musical Imagines The Story Behind Degas' Mysterious Muse

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The Rev. Herman Browne voluntarily quarantined himself for 21 days after his wife's friend tested positive for Ebola. On Sunday, he returned to his church, Trinity Cathedral, to preach to his congregation about Ebola prevention. Jon Hamilton/NPR hide caption

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Ebola In Church: A Reverend's Quarantine Spreads The Word

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Enter Sandman Metallica

People hold signs, including some reading "America is ready for marriage," at a same-sex marriage victory celebration on Oct. 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah. America may be ready, but Republicans aren't: Rising popular support for same-sex marriage is posing a problem for the GOP. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

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