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How Magic Mushrooms Can Help Smokers Kick The Habit

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We all want our kids to reach their full potential, but that doesn't mean running math drills. Author Kathy Hirsh-Pasek explains the "six C's" that kids need to succeed and why raising brilliant kids starts with redefining brilliant. LA Johnson /NPR hide caption

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The Key To Raising Brilliant Kids? Play A Game

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President Trump talked to seniors about health care in central Florida in early October. "We eliminated Obamacare's horrible, horrible, very expensive and very unfair, unpopular individual mandate," Trump told the crowd. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Is Trying Hard To Thwart Obamacare. How's That Going?

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Literary critic and author Harold Bloom addresses an audience in New York on March 9, 2003. Mark Mainz/Getty Images hide caption

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Harold Bloom, A Rare Best-Selling Literary Critic, Dies At 89

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President Trump frequently criticizes the media at his campaign rallies like this one in Louisiana on Friday. His spokeswoman condemned a video that used a fake image of the president attacking opponents and the media. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled an ethics plan that also assails practices in the Trump administration. It comes as his son Hunter is making new pledges to curtail overseas business dealings to quell criticism over his role in Ukraine's energy sector while his father was managing policy with the nation. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Cory Booker Asked About Struggles With Black Voters: 'Let My Work Speak For Me'

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Justice Williams with gym goers and kettlebells at CORE in Brookline, Mass. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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'Queer Gym' Empowers LGBTQ+ Clients, Both Physically And Mentally

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Syrian government troops on Monday moved into towns in northern Syrian formerly controlled by U.S.-backed Kurdish militants. That sets up a potential clash with Turkish forces. Baderkhan Ahmad/AP hide caption

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How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood

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Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, arrives on Capitol Hill on Monday ahead of her testimony in connection with the House impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A protester shakes hands with a security officer in Quito, Ecuador, on Sunday as they celebrate the government's announcement that it has cancelled an austerity package. The package had triggered violent protests that paralyzed the economy and left seven people dead. Dolores Ochoa/AP hide caption

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U.S. teens' use of e-cigarettes has doubled since 2017, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

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