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A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tsukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures.

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "

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Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

The organization is going door to door in some of the city's poorest neighborhoods. The goal: Reach 25,000 households in six weeks with information about Zika prevention and family planning services.

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Planned Parenthood Joins Campaign To Rid Miami Neighborhoods Of Zika

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