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Could Probiotics Protect Kids From A Downside Of Antibiotics?

Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.

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The Dollar General in Moville, Iowa, is a stone's throw from the only grocery store in town. Though the grocery has produce and fresh meats, it can't compete with Dollar General on other items. Frank Morris/NPR hide caption

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How Dollar General Is Transforming Rural America

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Children stand at attention on the first day of school in Hong Kong in 2015. Education is increasingly becoming a political battleground. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

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What can a personality test tell us about who we are? Shankar Vedantam, host of Hidden Brain podcast and radio show, explores the science behind personality tests, and the industry built around them. Courtesy of Pottermore.com hide caption

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Evaluating Personality Tests

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Early-morning traffic backs up on Interstate 5 during a Jan. 11 snowstorm in Portland, Ore. Truck drivers say such conditions, combined with limitations on their working hours, cost them a lot of money because of their mileage-based pay. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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White House Pushes New Truck Safety Regulation While Loosening Obama-Era Rules

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