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Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another

Archaeologists are now mapping a wall in eastern China that is as much as 15 feet tall in some places, and predates the more famous barrier by 300 years. Hundreds of miles long, it was likely erected to keep neighboring Chinese dynasties from invading each other, historians say.

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To Save The Black Rhino, Hunting Club Bids On Killing One

Fewer than 5,000 black rhinos are thought to exist in the wild, but the Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a permit to hunt one down. It says the controversial fundraiser is a conservation effort.

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Education

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

Children in low-income families hear dramatically fewer words, which often sets them back in school and later life. The gap was officially documented in the 1990s, but has persisted. Now an entire city is trying to close the divide.

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Jamaica's Hottest New-School Reggae Artists Return To Roots
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Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor
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A Campus More Colorful Than Reality: Beware That College Brochure
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Say That to Say This Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Trombone Shorty

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Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe
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Abortion Rights Groups Say It's Time To Stop Playing Defense
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Quitting Wall Street To Tell A Prostitute's Story
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Giorgio Moroder On Dance Music's Present And Future
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