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Good News: More Crops! Bad News: More Plague!

February 23, 2015 - 2:11pm

Tiny patches of Tanzanian farmland contain more rats than do nearby forests. These rats are more likely to carry the bacteria that cause the plague in humans.

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Jordan's Army Preps For A Bigger Role Against ISIS

February 23, 2015 - 2:01pm

After a pilot was burned alive by the Islamic State, Jordanians have become much more supportive of its role in the war against the extremist group.

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In Battered Ukraine, Spirit Of Defiance Lives On In Maidan Square

February 23, 2015 - 2:00pm

A year ago, Kiev's central square was the center of the protest movement that ousted Ukraine's president. The square remains a home for free speech, including criticism of the current government.

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Feeding Babies Foods With Peanuts Appears To Prevent Allergies

February 23, 2015 - 1:38pm

Babies who ate the equivalent of about 4 heaping teaspoons of peanut butter weekly were about 80 percent less likely to develop a peanut allergy by their fifth birthday. So finds a landmark new study.

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