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Greg O'Brien gathers his thoughts before a run in 2013. "Running is essential," he says. Michael Strong/Living With Alzheimers hide caption

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One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

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While Leonard Nimoy became famous as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, he was conflicted about the role. He later came to embrace it. He's shown here with actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. Getty Images hide caption

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He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

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Jay Austin's tiny house in Washington, D.C., has 10-foot ceilings, a loft bed over the bathroom and a galley-style kitchen. Franklyn Cater/NPR hide caption

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Living Small In The City: With More Singles, Micro-Housing Gets Big

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere pitches a plan that allows unlimited music streaming without additional data charges. Some net neutrality proponents want the FCC to limit plans like these; the commission says it will review them on a case-by-case basis. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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What Net Neutrality Rules Could Mean For Your Wireless Carrier

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This woman, who has had her prostitution charge wiped away, says she got the lotus tattoo to cover up the brand of a former pimp. "Once they put their name on me, I was their property," she adds. She says she got the word "persist" tattooed as a reminder to keep moving forward. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

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In a landmark new study, researchers found that babies who consumed the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter each week, starting when they were between 4 and 11 months old, were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by age 5. To avoid a choking hazard, doctors say kids should be fed peanuts mixed in other foods, not peanuts or globs of peanut butter. Anna/Flickr hide caption

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

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Scent Bar, in central Los Angeles, is home to over 700 niche fragrances — several of which are neatly arranged here. Courtesy of LuckyScent hide caption

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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

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'That Blew My Mind': Raiding The Lead Belly Vault

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The raft sequences in Unbroken were filmed on a giant tank of water in Australia, near a highway and an amusement park. All of the dialogue had to be re-recorded on a sound stage. Vince Valitutti/NBCUniversal hide caption

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The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

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This year's Oscars will be given out at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday night. At O'Brien's Pub in Santa Monica, Calif., pub trivia regulars — including many former game show champs — had their own competition, answering harder-than-average questions about Academy Awards past and present. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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'I'll Take Insanely Hard Oscar Trivia For 400, Alex'

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Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal, shown in 2013 in Bahrain, says the 'pinpricks' against the Islamic State have not been effective. The former intelligence chief also says the campaign needs to be better coordinated. Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty hide caption

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Saudis Grow Increasingly Critical Of The Campaign Against ISIS

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Terry Cawthorn was a nurse at Mission Hospital for more than 20 years. But after a series of back injuries, mainly from lifting patients, she was fired. Cawthorn took legal action against the hospital and still faces daily struggles as a result of her injury. Susannah Kay for NPR hide caption

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Hospital To Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem

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A realty sign hangs in front of a home for sale in Orlando, Fla. Housing advocates say banks, stung by the housing crisis and its fallout, remain reluctant to lend. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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Despite Recovery, Many Find Home Loans Still Hard To Get

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Female Libido Pill Fires Up Debate About Women And Sex

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Raising Pops: Mavis Staples And Jeff Tweedy Complete A Family Circle

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