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(P. 16)

The deadly Ebola virus is ravaging West Africa. Could we be next?

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Speaking in Tongues

(P. 12)

What language is the most spoken in your state after English and Spanish?

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Should Parents Make Kids Stick With Extracurriculars?

(P. 22)

Two experts weigh in on the issue.

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(P. 24)

Some lighter looks at the news


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The Battle Over Voter IDs

(P. 6)

As more states adopt voter ID laws, college students cry foul.

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Guess Who’s Looking at Your Facebook Page?

(P. 14)

College admissions officers and potential employers, that’s who.

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the big picture

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Who Owns a Monkey’s Selfie?

(P. 2)

A crested black macaque takes a camera, flashes a smile, and snaps a selfie. Who owns the copyright?


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Escape From Hell

(P. 8)

The story of a teen refugee whose family fled Syria’s civil war

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times past

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7 Plagues That Changed History

(P. 19)

A look at past epidemics that left a mark on the world

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news & trends

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News and Trends

(P. 4)

E-sports, super sniffers, snubbing soda, and more

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