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Rats Blamed For Bubonic Plague, But Gerbils May Be The Real Villains

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Week In Politics: U.S.-Iran Policy, Netanyahu Speech

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President Barack Obama participates in a "My Brother's Keeper" StoryCorps interview with Noah McQueen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 20. Chuck Kennedy/The White House hide caption

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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You've Got This Strength Inside Yourself'

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Kurt Busch drives during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 2, 2014. Busch was recently suspended indefinitely amid domestic violence accusations. Larry Papke/AP hide caption

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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

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Television personality Bill O'Reilly waits for the start of an event at the White House in February 2014. O'Reilly has for the past week fired back angrily at critics who have accused him of inflating his war-reporting record in a manner similar to suspended NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

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In a statement, Carnegie Mellon apologized for the "miscommunication" with applicants. Ken Andreyo/AP Photo/Carnegie Mellon hide caption

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The Heavy Moral Weight Of Carnegie Mellon's 800 Botched Acceptances

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Week In Politics: Immigration, Violent Extremism Summit

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Poet Richard Blanco says that appearing at President Obama's second inauguration made him feel as if, for the first time, he "had a place at the American table." Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

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Josef Joffe, author of The Myth of America's Decline, says the U.S. remains a world leader in education, economic performance and innovation. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

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