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NPD Party activists hold up German flags in the Hellersdorf-Marzahn district of Berlin last month, as they protest a new home for asylum seekers. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels

Germany's Refugee Policy Tested By New Arrivals

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Germany's Refugee Policy Tested By New Arrivals

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Cranky, Meet Pants: Peter Riegert and Martin Mull play the fathers of Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi in Dads. It's only the most problematic of several new fall shows involving crotchety old folks. Jennifer Clasen/Fox Broadcasting Co. hide caption

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Television

Fall TV: A Whole Lot Of Trouble On The Home Front

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Fall TV: A Whole Lot Of Trouble On The Home Front

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Differences in brain chemistry can affect an individual's likelihood of weight gain. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

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Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

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The final countdown: It's time to figure out how insurance through the health exchanges will work for you. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Getting Personal With Your Health Insurance Exchange Questions

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Getting Personal With Your Health Insurance Exchange Questions

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Apple's fingerprint technology is an effort to combat smartphone theft. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Dear Apple: Good Luck Against The Smartphone Black Market

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Dear Apple: Good Luck Against The Smartphone Black Market

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Analysis

Obama Faces Huge Economic Concerns

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Obama Faces Huge Economic Concerns

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A 60-foot section of pipe is lowered into a trench during construction of the Gulf Coast Pipeline in Prague, Okla., in March. The Gulf Coast Pipeline, a 485-mile crude oil line, is part of the Keystone XL project and will run from Cushing, Okla. to Nederland, Texas. Although this southern stretch of the pipeline is nearly finished, the northern stretch is still under study. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Environment

Debate Revs As Decision Stalls Over Oil Pipeline From Canada

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Debate Revs As Decision Stalls Over Oil Pipeline From Canada

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Carlos Mesquita (left) and Filipe Preto invented Vem aĆ­ a Troika (Here Comes the Troika), a satirical card game that pokes fun at Portugal's economic crisis and its creditors. Lauren Frayer hide caption

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With A Card Game, The Portuguese Get Back At Their Creditors

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Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad, co-directors of The Muslims Are Coming! Shereen Marisol Meraji/Code Switch hide caption

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Code Switch

Muslim Comics Tour America To Fight Stereotypes With Laughs

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Muslim Comics Tour America To Fight Stereotypes With Laughs

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