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Why Do We Sign For Things? A Rabbi, A Lawyer And A MasterCard Exec Explain

The signature is supposed to say, "This is me." But why do we still use it?

Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor is fighting for his seat in a state that's grown more Republican. He's campaigning hard at events like this University of Arkansas Razorbacks game. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Pryor Sticks To The Middle In Close Arkansas Senate Race

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It's All Right [DVD] Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions

Many students at Kiev's Lyceum for the Humanities have relatives in Russia or parts of eastern Ukraine controlled by separatists. The conflict has divided families and caused many problems, they say, but it has also strengthened their sense of Ukraine's identity. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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After A Tumultuous Summer, Ukrainian Kids Return To School

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Jack Ma speaks in Hangzhou, China, on May 10, 2013. Ma shot to fame as the founder of Alibaba, the pioneering Chinese e-commerce site that's poised to be one of the biggest tech IPOs ever when it goes public in New York. Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

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Try This On For Size: Personal Styling That Comes In The Mail

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Sunrise Serenade The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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Making Fatherhood An Insider's Game: Becoming A Dad, Again, At 49

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Lisa Schlager of Chevy Chase, Md., demonstrates outside of the Supreme Court as arguments were made in a case seeking to determine whether the BRCA breast cancer genes can be patented. The court ruled in 2013 that individual genes can't be patented. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty hide caption

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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

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Why Do We Sign For Things? A Rabbi, A Lawyer And A MasterCard Exec Explain

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Sign Your Name D'Arby, Terrence Trent

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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

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Giving up Food For Jah The Lions
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