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A child is immunized against polio at the health clinic in a farming village in northern Nigeria. The procedure involves pinching two drops of the vaccine into the child's mouth. For full protection, the child needs three doses, spaced out over time. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How To Get Rid Of Polio For Good? There's A $5 Billion Plan

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How To Get Rid Of Polio For Good? There's A $5 Billion Plan

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Men walk along a railway line in Beijing on Jan. 12, as air pollution reached hazardous levels. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

China's Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Early Deaths

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China's Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Early Deaths

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A colored 3-D MRI scan of the brain's white matter pathways traces connections between cells in the cerebrum and the brainstem. Tom Barrick, Chris Clark, SGHMS/Science Source hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Obama's Plan To Explore The Brain: A 'Most Audacious' Project

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Obama's Plan To Explore The Brain: A 'Most Audacious' Project

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, heads a State Council session alongside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow last year. Increasing political attacks on Medvedev have accompanied Putin's suspicions about his erstwhile partner's ambitions. Yekaterina Shtukina/AP hide caption

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Once Championed By Putin, Medvedev Falls Out Of Favor

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When Kit (Martin Sheen) meets young Holly (Sissy Spacek), it's a match made in cinematic heaven. The pairing of the young couple in Badlands was the beginning of prolific careers for both actors. The Criterion Collection hide caption

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The Criterion Collection

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Home Video Review: 'Badlands'

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Home Video Review: 'Badlands'

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Erica Freeman of Choice Organics weighs medical marijuana for a customer. Grace Hood for NPR hide caption

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Business

For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem

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For Legal Pot Sellers, A Big Tax Problem

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This bur oak, called "The Big Tree" by Missouri locals, has been around for centuries. When a drought hit the state last year, the community came together to offer help and water for the iconic tree. Courtesy of Christopher Starbuck hide caption

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In Missouri, Days Of Drought Send Caretakers To One 'Big Tree'

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Bombino's new album is titled Nomad. Ron Wyman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

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Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

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