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Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Russia on Monday — a trip he calls "long overdue." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Kerry's Visit To Russia A Chance To Talk Syria, Mend Fences

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Night Scape David Arkenstone
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Journalist Paul Salopek reaches the Red Sea as part of his planned seven-year, 27,000-mile trek. Modaita, the yawning camel, is unimpressed. Paul Salopek/Courtesy of National Geographic hide caption

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Trip Update: Walking Out Of Digital Africa

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Corcovado (Quiet Nights) Michel Camilo
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Sucking may be one of the most beneficial ways to clean a baby's dirty pacifier, a study found iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Parents' Saliva On Pacifiers Could Ward Off Baby's Allergies

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Of Blocks And Books: Parents may be more likely to take a young daughter to the library than a son, and to read to the girl for longer periods of time, a new analysis suggests. Hulton Archive/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Young Girls May Get More 'Teaching Time' From Parents Than Boys Do

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After years in the halls of Congress, Republican Mitch McConnell has to convince Kentucky voters that he's still paying attention to what they want. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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McConnell Tries To Show He's Still At Home In Kentucky

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Ismail Yozgat (right) and Ayse Yozgat pray at a memorial event on the seventh anniversary of the murder of their son Halit in Kassel, Germany. Uwe Zucchi/AP hide caption

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German Terrorism Trial Puts Racism Fears In The Spotlight

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The Port of Baltimore recently completed a major expansion, which included building a 50-foot berth and dredging the channel. It's in anticipation of increased traffic following the completion of a project to widen the Panama Canal. Jonathan Blakely/NPR hide caption

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Port Of Baltimore Seeks Boost From Panama Canal Expansion

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"Sue," the Tyranosaurus rex skeleton, is one of the most famous exhibits at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History John Zich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago's Famed Field Museum Struggles To Dig Out Of A Hole

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Life Ludovico Einaudi
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