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Mild-Mannered Stingrays Can Inflict A World Of Hurt

These cousins of the shark send thousands of waders and surfers yelping for medical help each year. A powerful toxin in the barb of the ray's tail triggers a "knifelike pain" that can last for hours. Best prevention? Do the "stingray shuffle."

One of the questions before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday is whether non-union members must pay for negotiating a contract they benefit from. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A Union For Home Health Aides Brings New Questions To Supreme Court

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Nehida Bne Menneh stands amid the rubble of her home in a small Palestinian herding camp in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. It was destroyed for being in an area Israel long ago declared a closed military zone. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Palestinian Herders Pick Up The Pieces After Homes Destroyed

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Soba: More Than Just Noodles, It's A Cultural Heritage ... And An Art Form

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The round stingray is native to the eastern Pacific coast and is notorious for injuring swimmers and surfers. laszlo-photo/Flickr hide caption

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Mild-Mannered Stingrays Can Inflict A World Of Hurt

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Richard Warp uses an Emotiv headset paired with his invention, NeuroDisco, which translates brain electrical patterns into music. Josh Cassidy/KQED hide caption

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Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

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A customer buys produce at the Euclid Market in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles in December. The market was reopened in 2013 as part of a project to promote healthy eating among the city's Hispanic population. Courtesy of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health hide caption

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Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

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A Latvian four-man bobsled team competes in the World Cup on Feb. 17, 2013, at the Sanki Sliding Center near Sochi, Russia. The track, which actually ascends in three places to slow the speed of the athletes, is being used for Olympic bobsled, skeleton and luge next month. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images hide caption

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After Tragedy At 2010 Games, Sochi Slows Down The Sled Track

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