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A Freedom Ride Organizer On Nonviolent Resistance

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Get On The Bus: 50 Years Of 'Freedom Rides'

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Ravitch: Standardized Testing Undermines Teaching

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Rotherham: Don't Discount Charter School Model

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President Obama delivers his address on Libya at the National Defense University in Washington on March 28, 2011. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Obama's Foreign Policy: The First Two Years

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Bernie Madoff leaving U.S. District Court in Manhattan after a bail hearing in New York, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. The former executive chairman of NASDAQ was sentenced to 150 years in prison in 2009 for his role in a massive Ponzi scheme. Kathy Willens/AP Photo hide caption

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Examining Bernie Madoff, 'The Wizard Of Lies'

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Remembering Hazel Dickens: A Feminist Bluegrass Voice

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Bat bugs typically feed on bats. But when no bats are available, these parasitic creatures will happily feed on humans, too. Graham Snodgrass/AFPMB/Flickr hide caption

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Where To Find The World's Most 'Wicked Bugs'

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Emery Brown is a professor of computational neuroscience and health sciences and technology, with a joint appointment at MIT and Harvard University. He is also a professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. MIT hide caption

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You Won't Feel A Thing: Your Brain On Anesthesia

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A brain tumor is highlighted in blue on this MRI taken of the human brain. There were 43,800 new cases of brain tumors in the United States in 2005. National Cancer Institute hide caption

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An Oncologist's Pulitzer-Winning Cancer Biography

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In the late 1990s, both Marinovich and Silva traveled to the Middle East to photograph the ongoing clashes in the region. Silva captured this image of a young Palestinian boy throwing a tire in the West Bank town of A-Ram in March 1997. Joao Silva/AP hide caption

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Two War Photographers On Their Injuries, Ethics

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Herzog Enters 'The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams'

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Our 'Toxic' Love-Hate Relationship With Plastics

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What It's Like To Be An Elderly Widow, All 'Alone'

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Jon Sarkin: When Brain Injuries Transform Into Art

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