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For Stopping A Pandemic Of Gun Violence, Let's Look To The Flu

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You obviously don't need to be tall to be an all-star. You can be 6-foot-6 like pitcher Chris Sale (L), 6-foot-2 like outfielder Mike Trout (C) or 5-foot-5 like second baseman Jose Altuve (R). Most societies have grown taller over the past century, but the rate in places with poor health and access to food has declined or plateaued. Dennis Poroy/Getty Images hide caption

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Simon: Maybe We Should Eat Better If We're To Be Taller

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Students at St. Scholastica's College in the Philippines gesture the "No. 1" sign in a campaign to end discrimination and violence against women and girls. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Week In Politics: The Democratic National Convention

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This image shows the galaxy MCS J0416.1–2403, one of six clusters targeted by the Hubble Frontier Fields program. The varying intensity of blue haze in this image is a mass map created by using new Hubble observations combined with the magnifying power of a process known as gravitational lensing. M. Jauzac, J-P. Kneib and the CATS collaboration/ESA/Hubble/NASA hide caption

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Melania Trump and former President Bill Clinton show off their patriotic wardrobes at the conventions. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images; Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images; Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

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President Obama and Hillary Clinton stand together on stage on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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TV Actors Make Big Money, So Why Grumble Over NFL Salaries?

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