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Noah Stewart shelters in the closet just 15 minutes before an April 2011 tornado demolished his house. Wearing the helmet may have saved his life, one doctor says. Courtesy of the Stewart family hide caption

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Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure

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In the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, thousands of African immigrants, many of them small-scale clothing traders from Nigeria, have come seeking business opportunities. One of the Nigerian traders, who goes by his "designer name" of Niceguy, is shown here in the city's Little Africa neighborhood. Nina Porzucki for NPR hide caption

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Asia

In Southern China, A Thriving African Neighborhood

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China is now the world's largest market for cars, and the Auto China 2012 car show is now taking place in Beijing. Here, the Denza electric car, a joint creation by Daimler and Chinese manufacturer BYD, is unveiled Monday. AP hide caption

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Carmakers In China Rev Up As Industry Shifts East

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Natasha Shamone-Gilmore (right) at church with her husband, Curtis Gilmore (center), and her father, Franklin Brunson, 81. Shamone-Gilmore moved her father into her Capitol Heights, Md., home after he developed dementia. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Part 2: Preparing For A Future That Includes Aging Parents

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Many working mothers say their employers don't support them when they need to tend to a sick child. In this file photo, a single mother holds her child at a health clinic in Colorado. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Working Moms' Challenges: Paid Leave, Child Care

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. The rig's crew were new to their positions just before the explosion. Such staffing reorganizations are increasingly common as the industry grapples with a staffing shortage. U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images hide caption

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As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap

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Many Web users have little idea about how, or when, they're being tracked. In this 2011 photo, Max Schrems of Austria sits with 1,222 pages about his activities on Facebook — the company gave him the file after he requested it under European law. Ronald Zak/AP hide caption

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To Read All Those Web Privacy Policies, Just Take A Month Off Work

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Andrew Breitbart, the late editor and founder of BigGovernment.com, is shown in this file photo speaking at a rally at the conservative Americans for Prosperity "Defending the American Dream Summit" in Washington on Nov. 5. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads

Tina Brown's Must-Reads: The Reporter's Role

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Ida Christian, who suffers from dementia, gets help from her granddaughter, Yolanda Hunter (left), in blowing out the candles on her birthday cake. Yolanda quit her lucrative job to become Ida's full-time caregiver. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Family Matters: The Money Squeeze

Part 1: One Roof, Three Generations, Many Decisions

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