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Carlo Ratti of MIT designed this "supermarket of the future" exhibit. If you move a hand close to a product, a digital display lights up, providing information on origin, nutritional value and carbon footprint. Courtesy of COOP Italia hide caption

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At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

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Two men sit inside the chapel at Halden prison in far southeast Norway in this picture taken in 2010. Prisoners here spend 12 hours a day in their cells, compared to many U.S. prisons where inmates spend all but one hour in their cell. STR/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In Norway, A Prison Built On Second Chances

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Carla Gugino star in the action thriller San Andreas. Jasin Boland /Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Fact-Checking 'San Andreas': Are Earthquake Swarms For Real?

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Iraqi anti-terrorism forces patrol in central Ramadi, Iraq, on April 18. A month later, the city fell to the self-declared Iraqi State. Ayman Oghanna, a journalist who was embedded with Iraqi Special Forces in the city, says the Special Forces are capable precision fighters — but are being asked to fill the role of an entire military. AP hide caption

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Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

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Rekha is one of the many caged prostitutes Mary Ellen Mark came to know as she photographed in the red-light district of Mumbai. Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library hide caption

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An aerial view of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in October 2014. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Mecca Becomes A Mecca For Skyscraper Hotels

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Surfer Alexis Gazzo (left) is helping train specialized lifeguards who will survey the waters around popular beaches in Reunion for sharks. Shark attacks have gone up sharply along the coast of the Indian Ocean island, with seven people killed in recent years. Emma Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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An Island Wonders: Why Are The Sharks Attacking So Often?

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Haneen Radi, an Arab Israeli, wants to organize a marathon for her town of Tira, but was told the run couldn't include women. When she insisted, she received threats, and the back window of her car was shot out. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Trying To Organize A Marathon, An Arab-Israeli Woman Runs Into Opposition

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Army Spc. Jerral Hancock sits for a portrait with his son Julius. It is believed that Hancock was trapped under the wreckage of his Army tank in Iraq for half an hour before he was rescued. Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier hide caption

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It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

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A memorial honors Staff Sgt. John Henry McCarthy on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Colborne Road in Boston. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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On Memorial Day, Learning The Story Behind The Markers

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in 2014. "There's no certainty about any of this," he says of the situation in Iraq. Mark Zaleski/AP hide caption

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Robert Gates: Obama Should Step Up Military Assistance To Iraq

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Francisco Ramirez, a sexual-health educator, offers free advice to a passerby. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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Take It Outside: Teaching Sex Ed On The Streets Of New York

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