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Genetic Tweaks Are Restoring Hearing In Animals, Raising Hopes For People

The latest accomplishment for gene therapy involves mice with inherited deafness. Meanwhile, the drugmaker Novartis is conducting the first trial of gene therapy for people with hearing loss.

People lined up on Wednesday to withdraw cash from a bank machine in central Athens. Banks remain shut this week and ATM withdrawals are limited to 60 euros (about $66) a day. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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Greeks Brace For Shortages At Home, Await Word On Fate From Abroad

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For 15 years, Jared Fogle has been the famous face of Subway. Here, Fogle (left) visits a Subway shop in Daytona Beach, Fla., with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards in 2012. Brian Blanco/AP hide caption

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Can Subway Freshen Up Its Image After Jared?

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza walks with military officials during the country's Independence Day on Wednesday. Despite criticism at home and abroad, the president is defying a two-term limit and running for a third term in an election set for the middle of July. Berthier Mugiraneza/AP hide caption

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Above The Law, A Militia Threatens To Push Burundi To The Brink

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Owner David DeLongy takes apart glass shelving at Lynn's Hallmark store in Gainesville, Fla., which closed in February. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun/Landov hide caption

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To Survive, The Greeting Card Industry Will Have To Get Creative

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We know very little about what goes into standardized tests, who really designs them, and how they're scored. iStockphoto hide caption

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How Standardized Tests Are Scored (Hint: Humans Are Involved)

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