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Palestinians weep at the funeral Wednesday for four boys, ages 9 to 12 and all cousins from the extended Bakr family. They were killed in an Israeli attack in Gaza City. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Funerals: In Israel And Gaza, Each Side Mourns Its Dead

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Apartments are still under construction in Wuxi, outside Shanghai, despite a glut in the market and almost no local demand. This development is to have 2,500 residential units. PR Newswire Via AP hide caption

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Asia

China's Booming Real Estate Market Finally Begins To Slide

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The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in downtown Lafayette, La. By most counts, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country, but sentencing reformers have loosened some of the state's mandatory minimum sentences and made parole slightly easier to get. Denny Culbert for NPR hide caption

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Law

States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back

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Staci Moritz and her son Aidan, 11, play at a park in their neighborhood in Portland, Ore. Caring for three children and her injured husband exacerbated her health problems. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

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Ann Cleeves, who sets her mysteries in Shetland, once asked a pathologist friend what the perfect murder would be. "He reckoned pushing somebody over a cliff," she says. "Because how would you know whether they'd fallen or just been pushed?" Infinite Ache/Flickr hide caption

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Crime In The City

For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder

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Our popular image of Homo erectus as the proto-guy who whose human-like traits all emerged at once needs overhauling, some anthropologists say. Sylvain Entressangle/Science Source hide caption

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Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest

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