"I switched off the TV," when news came of the Paris attacks, said Joel Touitou Laloux. "I had to think." Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From Retirement In Israel, Bataclan Ex-Owner Recalls Better Times

Although Joel Touitou Laloux sold the theater in September, his Jewish family's decades there, where terrorists attacked last week, weave a thread in the rich tapestry that is Paris.

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The Salt

Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — gathered from city trees.

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Music Interviews

On Thanksgiving, Four Musicians Show Mutual Appreciation

In a chain of gratitude, four artists — Oregon's Blind Pilot, Nashville's Rayland Baxter, Atlanta's Raury and Colombia's Kali Uchis — talk about a fellow musician they're thankful for.

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Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations

The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some prospective freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.

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A 17-year-old mother sits with her baby in Mozambique, where no laws prevent child marriages and existing child protection laws offer loopholes. If a community decides that a girl is to be married, lawmakers are powerless to intervene. Shiraaz Mohamed/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

New Report Says Child Brides In Africa Could More Than Double By 2050

UNICEF is warning that the number of underage girls marrying in Africa could increase 250 percent to 310 million over the next 35 years.

The closing ceremony of the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter Square on Dec. 9, 1965. Forty bishops pledged to forsake worldly goods, but the agreement was largely ignored. Pope Francis' emphasis on helping the poor has revived talk about the Pact of the Catacombs. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs'

Fifty years ago, 40 bishops signed a pledge to make Catholicism a church for the poor. It was soon set aside, but with Pope Francis focused on the downtrodden, that notion could be revived.

Rick and Letha Heitman, of Centennial, Colo., bought their health plan in 2015 through Colorado HealthOP, an insurance cooperative that will close at the end of the year. HealthOp's CEO says the co-op was "blindsided" when some promised federal subsidies failed to materialize. John Daley/CPR News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Many Health Co-Ops Fold, Others Survive Startup Struggles

Establishing a member-owned, nonprofit health co-op from scratch is tough; 12 of 23 that tried under Obamacare have closed after just one year. Sick patients poured in, and promised subsidies didn't.

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