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Goats and Soda

Their Life In A Refugee Camp Might Be Better Than Life Back At Home

In the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled war and found a new home — and new opportunities — in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya.

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Book News & Features

The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. Yet in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

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Politics

The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks with Frederic Hunt, a minister at First Calvary Baptist Church, during a campaign stop Wednesday at The Main Street Bakery in Columbia, S.C. Richard Shiro/AP hide caption

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Nepal's Living Goddess, the Kumari Devi, 9, observes a chariot festival in Kathmandu on March 29. The goddess is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. She's selected as a young child and lives an isolated and secretive existence and is rarely seen in public. Her historic home survived last month's earthquake with only minor cracks. She's being held by her caretaker Gautam Shakya. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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