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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

Genes linked to inflammation are more active in winter, a study hints. That might partly explain why some diseases, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are more likely to start then.

A customer fuels his car at a gas station in Pembroke, Mass. Economists say Americans have been slow to spend the money they saved from lower energy prices. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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You've Saved Money At The Pump. Why Aren't You Spending It?

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A whole range of foods in common in the Mediterranean diet — from fish to nuts to fruits and vegetables — are rich in antioxidants and may protect against cognitive decline. iStockphoto hide caption

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Brain Boost: Mediterranean Diet May Fend Off Memory Loss

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The new building's window-lined hallways are in stark contrast to the brutalist design of the Whitney's former home. Nic Lehoux/Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art hide caption

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Whitney Museum's New Building Opens Doors (And Walls) To Outside World

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Texas Republican state Sen. Craig Estes' bill reinforces that clergy would not have to perform same-sex marriages. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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Texas Sen. Doesn't Want Clergy 'Coerced' Into Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

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Seasons May Tweak Genes That Trigger Some Chronic Diseases

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An ancient city at the mouth of the Mediterranean, Ceuta marks its 600th anniversary this year as a European territory. But changing demographics have some people wondering whether the Spanish territory in North Africa should return to local African rule. Here, rooftops in a poor Muslim neighborhood in the city. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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A Foot In Africa, A Foot In Europe: Divide Grows Wider In Ceuta

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President Obama spoke at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Obama: We Must 'Guard Against Cynicism' When It Comes To Poverty

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