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A Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Morris helped bankroll the American Revolution. It arguably couldn't have been won without him. Ray Chokov hide caption

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Robert Morris: America's Founding Capitalist

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In this video game image from Call of Duty: Black Ops, special forces agents pilot a gunship up the Mekong River. Scientists say immersion games like this one may develop certain parts of kids' brains. Activision via AP hide caption

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Health

Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills

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Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills

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Yolanda Hilario and her younger teenage son, Noel, sit in their living room in South Central Los Angeles on Dec. 15. Hilario is trying to balance guidelines and independence for her two teenage boys. Dennis J. Provost for NPR hide caption

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Health

When To Guide, When To Let Go Of Teenagers?

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When To Guide, When To Let Go Of Teenagers?

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Pierre Solon and Katty Familia lost their Boston home to foreclosure. Wells Fargo auctioned it off for $115,000 -- far less than the couple paid -- to a private investor. Anthony Brooks for NPR hide caption

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Crisis In The Housing Market

Housing Nightmare Upends Family, Enriches Investor

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Housing Nightmare Upends Family, Enriches Investor

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Thousands of children demonstrate against homosexuality in Uganda's capital, Kampala, in January. A bill being considered by the Ugandan Parliament would increase penalties for homosexual conduct and criminalize many related activities. Stephen Wandera/AP hide caption

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Africa

Anti-Gay Atmosphere Permeates Uganda

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Anti-Gay Atmosphere Permeates Uganda

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Agnes Nixon, creator of All My Children and One Life To Live, at the OLTL 40th anniversary celebration in 2008. Heidi Gutman/ABC hide caption

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

Agnes Nixon: A Soap 'Goddess' On Getting Serious In The Afternoon

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Agnes Nixon: A Soap 'Goddess' On Getting Serious In The Afternoon

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