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Goats and Soda

WHO Plans Strategy To Fight Spread Of Antibiotic Resistance

The problem has gotten so bad that some doctors are pondering a "post-antibiotic world." The World Health Organization says countries need to boost surveillance for resistance and develop new drugs.

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Business

In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note-taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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Music Interviews

Eilen Jewell, The Half-Broke Horse Of Idaho, Returns Home

"It's a ghost town, essentially," the singer-songwriter says of her hometown. "I mean, that's how it's listed on the map. It's about as Western as it gets."

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Sweetness And Light

For Sports Immortality, Third Or Fourth Time's The Charm

Tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both have the potential to win Grand Slams, one of the rarest achievements in sports. But it's not an easy feat.

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U.S.

California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

"Every crisis is an opportunity." That's exactly how some entrepreneurs are looking at California's worsening drought; the drier it gets, the more their business thrives.

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Part of Texas' congressional redistricting map from 2003. The lead plaintiffs in Evenwel v. Abbott are residents of a state Senate district in Texas who say their equal rights to representation are diluted because Texas equalized the districts in population terms and€” not in terms of eligible voters. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Test Of '1 Person, 1 Vote' Heads To The Supreme Court

Analysts have noted that dividing districts based on eligible voters rather than total population would tend to shift representative power to localities with fewer children and fewer immigrants.

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It's All Politics

Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work. "From the very first moment I took pictures [on the streets of Philadelphia], I loved it," Mark told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1988.

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