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Salma Shabaik holds her newborn son, Ali. When he was born, she held him naked against her bare skin, a practice called kangaroo care. Ali is wearing an ear cap to correct a lop ear. Morgan Walker for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

Holding a newborn on a parent's bare chest has long been used to help premature babies. Hospitals increasingly recommend it for full term babies, too. Doctors say it reduces pain and lowers stress.

Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies And Full Term Babies, Too

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, just prior to his phone call with President Trump. Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Trump, Netanyahu Have 'Very Nice' Phone Call As Embassy Speculation Swirls

President Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the phone Sunday, in their first talk since the inauguration. Trump has signaled a dramatic shift in policy toward Israel.

Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan celebrates after the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in Atlanta. The Falcons won 44-21 to advance to the Super Bowl. Ryan threw for 392 yards, four touchdowns and had a 14-yard scoring run. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Sports

Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots To Meet On Super Bowl Sunday

The Falcons beat the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. The Patriots are heading to their ninth championship game after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17.

Frauke Petry, co-chair of Germany's Alternative for Germany party, and Marine Le Pen, who heads France's far-right National Front attended a conference of European right-wing parties in Koblenz, Germany. France, the Netherlands and Germany all face national elections this year and in each case right-wing populists are in a strong position. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

European Far-Right Politicians Talk Strategy For Upcoming Elections

Far-right politicians from across Europe, drawing breath from Brexit and Donald Trump's victory, gathered in Koblenz, Germany, to map strategy for upcoming elections in their countries.

European Far-Right Politicians Talk Strategy For Upcoming Elections

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Demonstrators bear their signs at the women's march in Barcelona, Spain. The Spaniards drew inspiration from the Women's March on Washington, but due to the time difference, they actually hit the streets before the Americans. David Ramos/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Women's Marches Go Global: Postcards From Protests Around The World

Los Angeles, London, San Francisco, Sydney — D.C.'s massive protest on Saturday spawned sister marches around the U.S. and in hundreds of cities across seven continents. Here's a glimpse of some of the turnout.

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Politics

Trump Administration Goes To War With The Media Over Inauguration Crowd Size

Press Secretary Sean Spicer berated the press for what he called incorrect reporting on crowd size at the National Mall, but then he cited incorrect numbers for Metro ridership and falsely claimed the mall was full.

A large collage decorates a wall of one exam room at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in San Francisco, Calif. Dr. David Smith, founder of the clinic, says patients and staff call the mural the Psychedelic Wall of Fame. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Haight Ashbury's Free Health Clinic: Middle-Aged And Still Groovy

Kaiser Health News

A series of mergers with other nonprofit clinics has transformed the 50-year-old San Francisco clinic into a $110 million health care system that provides networked care up and down California.

President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family before formally signing his cabinet nominations into law on Jan. 20 in the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, Vice President Mike Pence, the president's wife Melania Trump, their son Barron Trump, and House Speaker Paul Ryan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Fact Check: Science And The Trump Administration

How good is the Trump-Pence administration's knowledge of, and engagement with, science? Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a reality check.