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SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

A Not-So-Common Cold

An unusual cold-like illness is hitting kids in a growing number of states across the U.S.

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September 12, 2014

Deep-Sea “Mushrooms”

Odd marine creatures baffle scientists—and may reshape the animal family tree

September 10, 2014

America Remembers 9/11

People across the country reflect on the September 11 terrorist attacks

September 8, 2014

A Mammoth Gift

A Texas family donates a mammoth skeleton found buried in their backyard

September 5, 2014

A Panda Baby Boom?

China welcomes rare giant panda triplets

September 3, 2014

A Deeper Mystery at Stonehenge

Archaeologists discover buried monuments at this puzzling ancient site


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Police in riot gear fired tear gas at demonstrators.

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Outrage in Ferguson

The shooting of an unarmed black teen in Missouri has stirred protest and debate.

Angela writes for REPRESENT, a magazine that gives a voice to kids in foster care. She says it’s therapeutic to turn something painful into something poetic.

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Different Like You

Angela, 17, shares her story about living in foster care.

A plan is in the works to try to bring the delta back to life.

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Back on Course

The Colorado River’s delta is dying. can a historic experiment bring back its waters?

This is the flag from Fort McHenry that Francis Scott Key wrote about.

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“Our Flag Was Still There”

The national anthem turns 200 years old.


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Amelia Earhart Then & Now

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The Day Aliens Attacked

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Deep-Sea Suit

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