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Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

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Jasmine Pacheco and her mother, Carmen Pacheco-Jones, on their recent visit with StoryCorps in Spokane, Wash. StoryCorps hide caption

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Out Of The 'Wreckage Of The Past,' A Family Salvaged By Love

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Solitary Confinement Methods Often Lead To Violence At Lewisburg Prison

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Pam Rector (left) with her daughter Grace became a single mother by choice when she was ready to have a child. Liv Aannestad is expecting her first child in March through the same process, and like all expecting parents she has some questions. Courtesy of Pam Rector/Courtesy of Liv Aannestad hide caption

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Single Moms By Choice Don't Need To Do It Alone

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World chess champion Magnes Carlsen (right) won't play his computer or play the game like a computer. Instead, he chooses his strategy based on what he knows about his opponent. Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for World Chess by Agon Limited hide caption

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20 Years Later, Humans Still No Match For Computers On The Chessboard

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Gloria Steinem speaks at an awards gala in April. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Ms. Foundation For Women hide caption

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Steinem: For Feminism, A Clinton Win Would Be Helpful But 'Only One Step'

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Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., is one of several New York state prisons under scrutiny for incidents involving officers' excessive use of force. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight

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How The Concept Of Implicit Bias Came Into Being

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Rats are great at remembering where they last sniffed the strawberries. Alexey Krasaven/Flickr hide caption

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Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer's Drugs

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Curious George — who was originally named Fifi — turns 75 this year. Despite some dated themes (we're looking at you, Man with the Yellow Hat) George is now a multimillion-dollar franchise. Margaret Rey says she and her husband had no idea what Curious George would become. "We loved monkeys and just wrote a book about a monkey," she said. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Curious George Celebrates 75 Years Of Monkey Business

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Backers of California's Proposition 56 hope to hit people hard enough in the wallet that they quit smoking. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

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Republicans Say Obama Administration Is Giving Away The Internet

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A protester demonstrates against the death of Keith Scott in front of police in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Reform Is Happening, But It's Hard To Track

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North Carolina voters (from left: David Cuthbert, Kristine Martin and Jack Lawrence) and members of the The Heart congregation, a church in Boone, N.C., all described their Christian beliefs as central to their lives. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

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Self-driving Uber vehicles are lined up to take journalists on rides during a media preview at the company's Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh earlier this month. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Regulating Self-Driving Cars For Safety Even Before They're Built

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