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Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

The story of fliers ordering Jews to register with the separatists stoked fears of anti-Semitism. But Jews in the Ukrainian town say the orders aren't real and were intended as political provocation.

The dream of epilepsy research, says neurobiologist Ivan Soltesz, is to stop seizures by manipulating only some brain cells, not all. Steve Zylius/UC Irvine Communications hide caption

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

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People arrive on the National Mall Friday dressed as comic book characters during the kickoff of Awesome Con 2014 in Washington, D.C. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

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Kenyan security officers rounded up people Friday as part of a crackdown that has swept up thousands of undocumented refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens of Somali descent in recent weeks. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Somalis In Kenya Are Used To Raids, But They Say This Was Different

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Airbnb, the online home-rental service, says it will start collecting hotel taxes in a few American cities. Chris Weeks/Getty Images hide caption

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Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities

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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in 1982, died Thursday at 87. Paco Junquera/Getty Images hide caption

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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

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The faithful follow penitentes — lay members of a Catholic brotherhood — to Mass at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, N.M., on Holy Thursday in 2013. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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In New Mexico, A Brotherhood Of Ancient Hymns

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Leaflets Given To Donetsk Jews Made Waves Worldwide, But Not In Donetsk

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Abhina Aher was born a boy biologically and is now a hijra, a member of an ancient transgender community in India. Of her painful physical and psychological transformation, Aher remembers now: "I just wanted to become a beautiful butterfly." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

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As California farms struggle amid intense drought, farmers are pressing the federal government to help solve a water crisis. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Unlikely Partnerships Spring From California Water Crisis

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Shad plankers prepare the fish for the annual Shad Planking event in Vienna, Va., in 2011. Nanticoke Watershed hide caption

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In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

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John Turturro plays a gigolo — and Woody Allen is his pimp — in the new Fading Gigolo. Millennium Entertainment hide caption

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Loneliness And Longing — And Woody Allen — In 'Fading Gigolo'

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Up.Rooted is singer-songwriter Gina Chavez's sophomore effort and her first full-length album. Judson Baker/Courtesy of Press Junkie hide caption

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On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots

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