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Your Odds Of Surviving Cancer Depend Very Much On Where You Live

The largest study of cancer patients reveals a huge gulf in survival rates around the world. And in some countries, there may only be one cancer doctor for the entire population.

While viral videos are a common feature of modern Internet life, recently a few audio clips, including sounds from a comet, have become popular. Underwood & Underwood/Corbis hide caption

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Did You Hear? Going Viral No Longer Just For Videos, Memes

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Chinese customs officials, like the ones shown here in August at the Lukou International Airport in Nanjing, have broad powers to confiscate items. One woman who had copies of her father's memoir seized has sued the government. Xie Mingming/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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In China, One Woman's Challenge To The Legal System

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John P. Elwood, attorney for Anthony D. Elonis, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Elonis says he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estranged wife, shooting up a kindergarten class and attacking an FBI agent. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Justices Struggle To Find Line Between Threats, Free Speech Online

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Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in pink as part of a campaign for breast cancer awareness. The country's survival rate for the disease is improving. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Your Odds Of Surviving Cancer Depend Very Much On Where You Live

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Nabor, a small-scale marijuana grower in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinoloa, checks his plants. As legal pot increasingly becomes available in the U.S., Americans appear to be buying more that is grown domestically. Prices for marijuana from Mexico have fallen sharply. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

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Daisy Armstrong began performing poetry when her mother took her to a youth poetry group. Soon, she was winning competitions — but she was also kicked out of school after a slam poetry tour. Daniel Schaefer/Courtesy of OutlierImagery.com hide caption

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From Feeling Lost To Army Strong, With The Help Of Poetry

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