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Carol Fiore's husband, Eric, died after the plane he was test-piloting crashed in Wichita, Kan., 12 years ago. An atheist, Carol felt no comfort when religious people told her Eric was in a better place. Barbara Bradley Hagerty/NPR hide caption

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Losing Our Religion

After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope

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Physician assistants Scott Fillman (left) and Andrew Hunadi get ready to see patients with flu symptoms, in a tent erected just outside the emergency entrance at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Flu Wave Stresses Out Hospitals

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Rigoberto Perez (from left), Kyle Simpson and Miriam Nissly participated in a roundtable discussion about religion with NPR's David Greene at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption

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Losing Our Religion

More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?

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A rebel fighter fires toward Syrian government forces in the Bab al-Nasr district of Aleppo's Old City, earlier this month. The city has been a major battleground for the past six months. Olivier Voisin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Middle East

6 Months Of Combat, And No Victor In Syria's Biggest City

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A woman wears a mask while walking in a park near the China Central Television Tower, background, on a hazy day in Beijing. The elderly, children and those suffering from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases are advised to stay indoors to reduce exposure to polluted air. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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Asia

Beijing's 'Airpocalypse' Spurs Pollution Controls, Public Pressure

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A photographic screen hangs in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which is undergoing renovations. On Wednesday, the justices will hear arguments in a case that asks whether police without a warrant can administer a blood test to a suspected drunken driver. Greg E. Mathieson/MAI/Landov hide caption

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Law

Can Police Force Drunken Driving Suspects To Take Blood Tests?

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President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai greet each other during a May 20 meeting at the NATO Summit in Chicago. Karzai is in Washington, D.C., this week to meet Obama and other senior U.S. officials. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Afghanistan

Future Of U.S. Troops Looms Over Afghan Leader's Visit

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Shea Catlin, a nurse practitioner, doses out flu vaccine to give a shot at a CVS Minute Clinic in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 3. Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Can You Get A Flu Shot And Still Get The Flu?

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This product image released by Starbucks shows the Rodarte design Starbucks gift card, part of a series of limited-edition products for the holiday season. The card is one of several Rodarte-designed items including tote bags, cup sleeves and mugs. The signature pattern features a pixelated checkerboard of gray, white and silver set against different shades of green. AP/Starbucks hide caption

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Business

Starbucks Joins Designer Trend With Rodarte CollaborationWSHU

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