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How Do Mosquitoes Taste DEET? Hint: It's Not Their Mouthparts

Enlarge this image A new study pinpoints which part of a mosquito’s body is repulsed by the taste of DEET ...
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Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike

Enlarge this image Health workers marched in Butembo on Wednesday to protest the violence they’re facing. The demonstration comes in ...
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FBI And IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's Home And Offices At City Hall

Enlarge this image Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, under investigation for lucrative sales of her children’s book, was the subject of ...
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Joe Biden Officially Announces 2020 Presidential Run

Enlarge this image Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t hidden his presidential aspirations since leaving office in 2017, and didn’t ...
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Parkland Shooter's Public Defenders Seek To Withdraw Because Cruz Will Inherit Money

Enlarge this image Nikolas Cruz speaks to public defender Diane Cuddihy, right, during a hearing in March. Taimy Alvarez/AP hide ...
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Tony Award-Winning Playwright Mark Medoff Dies At Age 79

Enlarge this image Playwright Mark Medoff author of Children of a Lesser God, in New York in April 2004. Justin ...
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Christopher Columbus' Son Had An Enormous Library. Its Catalog Was Just Found

Enlarge this image The Libro de los Epítomes, a guidebook to the 16th century library of Hernando Colón, recently turned ...
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Rental Vouchers for LA's Homeless Provide Short-Term Fix For Long-Term Problem

Enlarge this image Relly Brown in their one room apartment near L.A.’s Koreatown. They were housed in a rapid re-housing ...
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Democratic Candidates Pressed On Priorities By Women Of Color

Enlarge this image Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., answers questions during a presidential forum held by She The People in Houston ...
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Special Coverage: Mueller Report Released

Attorney General William Barr has released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference to Congress ...
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Blasting Trump's 'Unacceptable Behavior,' Iowa Lawmaker Leaves GOP After 40+ Years

Enlarge this image Iowa state Rep. Andy McKean, the longest-serving Republican in the legislature, confirms his switch from the Republican ...
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Kohl's Will Now Accept Amazon Returns At All Its Stores

Enlarge this image The retail chain Kohl’s announced Wednesday that it will accept Amazon returns in all of its locations, ...
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Academy Leaves Door Open To Netflix, Others After Tussle Over Eligibility Rules

Enlarge this image A reproduction of an Oscar statuette stands tall at a 2016 media event in Hollywood, Calif. Kevork ...
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North Korean Leader Arrives In Russia For Summit With Putin

Enlarge this image North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the railway station in the far-eastern Russian port of ...
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Philippines' Duterte Talks Trash (Literally) To Canada, Threatening War Over Garbage

Enlarge this image “I want a boat prepared” to take tons of trash back to Canada, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ...
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UK health minister leans on social media platforms to delete anti-vax content

Social media-fuelled anti-vaxxer propaganda is the latest online harm the U.K. government is targeting. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program this morning health secretary ...
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Render gets $2.25M seed round to give developers alternative to biggest names in tech

A couple of weeks ago, when Pinterest filed its S-1, its AWS bills raised eyebrows and questions about cheaper alternatives for startups. Render is a ...
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Mejuri raises $23M Series B to serve women buying jewelry for themselves

New Enterprise Associates, the 42-year-old venture capital firm, has invested in the $23 million Series B round for Mejuri, a startup capturing millennial women’s penchant ...
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