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The Claims Are Rosy, But Brazil's Rain Forest Is Still Disappearing

Brazil says it has greatly reduced the rate of deforestation. That may be true, critics say, but they argue such figures are misleading because so much of the Amazon has already been degraded.

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The Claims Are Rosy, But Brazil's Rain Forest Is Still Disappearing

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"I thought Ted Cruz was a lot of fun," Late Night host Seth Meyers said of the senator's March interview on his show. Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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Seth Meyers Takes On The Campaign, From Canned Jokes To Day Drinking

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Harriet Glickman, who in 1968 convinced cartoonist Charles Schulz to create a black Peanuts character, sits with Marleik Walker, the boy voicing Franklin in The Peanuts Movie. Walter Ray Watson/NPR hide caption

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How Franklin, The Black 'Peanuts' Character, Was Born

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Human stem cells, in this case made from adult skin cells, can give rise to any sort of human cell. Some scientists would like to insert such cells into nonhuman, animal embryos, in hopes of one day growing human organs for transplantation. Science Source hide caption

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Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?

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Robert Romo and his uncle, Barry Romo. Courtesy of Beverly Mendoza (left) and Barry Romo (right) hide caption

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The Death That Ended His War: 'I Felt That ... I Failed My Family'

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