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The Department of Veterans Affairs began giving out gun locks in 2008, modeling a national gun safety program called Project ChildSafe Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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VA Offers Free Gun Locks To Help Prevent Vet Suicides

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Supporters of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wait in line to see his body lying in state Thursday outside the Military Academy in Caracas, Venezuela. The state funeral will be held Friday. Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA /Landov hide caption

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Venezuelans Mourn The Fiery Leader They Had Deep Connections To

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Jon Favreau, President Obama's former chief speechwriter, is pictured on the South Lawn of the White House in 2010. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Departing Obama Speechwriter: 'I Leave This Job Actually More Hopeful'

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The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels, is one of the most popular American TV series in China. It's a favorite among a cadre of young, informal translators who see it as a way to challenge conventional Chinese thinking. hide caption

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Young Chinese Translate America, One Show At A Time

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Carrots' leafy green tops usually end up in the trash. Not so fast, says cookbook author Diane Morgan, who uses the frilly leaves to make a pesto. Courtesy of Diane Morgan hide caption

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Finding Flavor In The Castoff Carrot Top

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Stompin' Tom Connors performs at the 2008 NHL Awards at Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian Folk Hero, Has Died

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Syrian rebels celebrate in a street in the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqah after capturing the provincial capital on March 4. The government has responded with air strikes, creating a new wave of refugees. Mohammad Al-Hussein /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands Flee Northern Syria After Latest Airstrikes

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A man identified as Sulaiman Abu Ghaith appears in this still image taken from an undated video address. A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who served as al Qaeda's spokesman, Abu Gaith was detained in Jordan and sent to the United States. HANDOUT/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Arrested, Brought To U.S.

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Branndin Laramore (from left), Brian Weddington, Lia Miller and Ernesto Moreta pose after a recent rehearsal for the Chicago finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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August Wilson's Words Get New Life In Monologue Contest

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This image shows a human glial cell (green) among normal mouse glial cells (red). The human cell is larger, sends out more fibers and has more connections than do mouse cells. Mice with this type of human cell implanted in their brains perform better on learning and memory tests than do typical mice. Courtesy of Steven Goldman hide caption

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To Make Mice Smarter, Add A Few Human Brain Cells

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