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Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua with her baby Gammy, who was born with Down Syndrome. An Australian couple who'd arranged for Pattaramon to serve as their surrogate rejected the child. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

Two controversial cases have put a spotlight on surrogacy in Thailand. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.

Nautil Us Le Loup & Seuil
Bamba Samba (Bossa Nova) Charlie Byrd & Woody Herman

A customer sets up her new iPhone 6 at an Apple store in Beijing on Friday. A group says the Chinese government backed an attack against users of Apple's iCloud service, but the government denies the claim. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

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Thai surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua with her baby Gammy, who was born with Down Syndrome. An Australian couple who'd arranged for Pattaramon to serve as their surrogate rejected the child. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

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Eye of the Hurricane Herbie Hancock
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In The Shadow Of The Colossi Doug Kaufman
Audio Pool The Album Leaf & Audio Leaf
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) Nas
Winter Weather Fats Waller

The San Luis Reservoir in central California is the largest "off-channel" reservoir in the U.S. It is currently at less than 30 percent of its normal capacity. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

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Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin

Reconstruction of Deinocheirus mirificus. Yuong-Nam Lee/Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources hide caption

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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

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Pacifica Los Straitjackets
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Nefertiti Herbie Hancock
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Ballots from June 2014 marked "too late" in Sacramento County, Calif. Kim Alexander/Courtesy California Voter Foundation hide caption

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Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes

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Time Is the Enemy Quantic

Passengers ride a cable car that links downtown La Paz with El Alto, Bolivia, in September. The trip costs about 40 cents and takes 10 minutes — compared with 35 cents and a half-hour by minibus. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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High In The Andes, Bolivia's Gondolas In The Sky Ease Congestion

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Alta Farra [Instrumental] DJ Juan Data
Earl Harvin Garage a Trois
Never Catch Me Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar
Putty Boy Strut Flying Lotus

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