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Civil War Invades An Elephant Sanctuary: One Researcher's Escape

Andrea Turkalo spent 22 years in central Africa, studying rare forest elephants. Then civil war forced her to flee — and poachers killed many of the elephants she'd shared a life with.

President Obama surveys tornado damage with Vilonia, Ark., resident Daniel Smith on Wednesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Times All A President Can Say After Disaster Is, 'We're Here'

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A female forest elephant charges, in Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve in the Central African Republic. Michael K. Nichols/National Geographic/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil War Invades An Elephant Sanctuary: One Researcher's Escape

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Dr. Jay Chapman, pictured here in 2007, developed the original formula for lethal injections with the intention of making executions in the U.S. more humane. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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The Executioner's Lament

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., started what she calls power workshops for women in the Senate years ago. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Women On Capitol Hill Reach Across Party Lines To Get Things Done

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Wheat fields like this one could yield wheat with less zinc and iron in the future if they are exposed to higher levels of CO2, according to the journal Nature. Zaharov Evgeniy/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Less Nutritious Grains May Be In Our Future

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