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There are more than 100,000 Syrian refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan, near the Syrian border. Mohammad Hannon/AP hide caption

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Middle East

Sea Of Syrian Refugees Threatens To Overload Jordan

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Sea Of Syrian Refugees Threatens To Overload Jordan

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Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki, shown on a visit to Libya in 2010, has been widely criticized by human rights groups. Eritrean exiles have organized passive protests, calling on people to stay home Friday. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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With Robocalls, Eritrean Exiles Organize Passive Resistance

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Soon after President Obama spoke at Planned Parenthood's national conference in Washington, D.C., last Friday, the administration alienated some women's health groups. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Women's Health Groups Angered By Morning-After Pill Moves

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Women's Health Groups Angered By Morning-After Pill Moves

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Chevy trucks line the lot of a dealer in Murrysville, Pa. Sales were up by double digits at Chrysler, General Motors and Ford last month. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Economy

Housing Recovery Lifts Other Sectors, Too

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Housing Recovery Lifts Other Sectors, Too

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, center, exits the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas, Colo., on Wednesday after touring the facility. Hickenlooper has proposed closing the facility due to budget concerns. Andy Cross/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Colorado Weighs Reopening Psychiatric Hospital For Homeless

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Colorado Weighs Reopening Psychiatric Hospital For Homeless

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These robotic flies, which were built in a Harvard lab, can flap their wings independently of each other and fly around while tethered to a power and control wire. Kevin Ma, Pakpong Chirarattananon/AAAS/Science hide caption

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Research News

Of Flybots And Bug Eyes: Insects Inspire Inventors

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Of Flybots And Bug Eyes: Insects Inspire Inventors

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A few years ago, Pati Jinich had never heard of Piggy Cookies. But after numerous recipe requests and a chance encounter with the treats in her home country, they've become a family favorite. Courtesy of Penny De Los Santos hide caption

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Courtesy of Penny De Los Santos

Found Recipes

This Little Piggy Cookie Is A Sweet Mexican Find

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This Little Piggy Cookie Is A Sweet Mexican Find

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Window Dressing: Tony Stark's ongoing Iron Man research involves more than one suit of self-assembling armor. Marvel hide caption

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Marvel

Movies

In 'Iron Man 3,' A Metalhead Gets The Blues

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In 'Iron Man 3,' A Metalhead Gets The Blues

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Is Time Real?

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Is Time Real?

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Mother is the solo debut of Natalie Maines, former Dixie Chicks frontwoman. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Natalie Maines On Motherhood, Eddie Vedder And Leaving Country Music

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