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Trainers (from left) Joe Sanchez, Brian Faulkner and Kelly Aldrich work with orcas Trua (front to back) Kayla and Nalani during the "Believe" show in Shamu Stadium at the Aquatica by SeaWorld theme park in Orlando, Fla., in 2011. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

In an agreement with The Humane Society of the United States, the theme park will also phase out the use of the giant marine mammals in theatrical shows.

Activist Ramzy Herzalla (second from right) recruited friends to join the We Are Here to Make You Happy team and help needy Gazans. The charity, he says, "is a message to the government that it is supposed to be helping the people this way." Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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#Hamas: The Islamist Group Cracks Down On Social Media Activists

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It took a little over a year for Sara Baume's debut novel — about a troubled man who adopts a one-eyed dog — to go from being accepted for publication to being published. "I made the clay dogs to keep the thing alive for myself after it was finished, but before it was a book," she writes on her blog. Sara Baume hide caption

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For A Young Irish Artist And Author, Words Are Anchored In Images

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The question of how pharmaceutical payments to doctors affect medical practice has been fraught. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Drug-Company Payments Mirror Doctors' Brand-Name Prescribing

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Drug-Company Payments Mirror Doctors' Brand-Name Prescribing

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Trainers (from left) Joe Sanchez, Brian Faulkner and Kelly Aldrich work with orcas Trua (front to back) Kayla and Nalani during the "Believe" show in Shamu Stadium at the Aquatica by SeaWorld theme park in Orlando, Fla., in 2011. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

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