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Drug Prices Can Take A Surprising Turn When A Poor Country Gets Richer

A new study finds that drug prices can vary dramatically in the developing world, especially as a country moves up the economic ladder.

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How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired

East West Market in Vancouver, British Columbia, offered single-use plastic bags with embarrassing slogans to encourage customers to utilize reusable bags.

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How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired [hhmc]


Amid 'Quiet Rehabilitation Of Stalin,' Some Russians Honor The Memory Of His Victims

People hold portraits of Soviet leader Josef Stalin in December 2018 as they line up in Moscow to lay flowers at his grave.

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Amid 'Quiet Rehabilitation Of Stalin,' Some Russians Honor The Memory Of His Victims[hhmc]


Organizers Of Pamplona Bull Run Step Up Efforts To Address Sexual Assault Concerns

Revelers celebrate the official opening of the 2019 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, Saturday.

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UNESCO Adds 8 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings To Its List Of World Heritage Sites

The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright who developed the concept of "organic architecture," that a building should develop out of its surroundings.

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Iran's Uranium Enrichment Breaks Nuclear Deal Limit. Here's What That Means

An Iranian security official in protective clothing walks through a uranium conversion facility in 2005. Iran says it is now enriching uranium above the limit set in the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Iran's Uranium Enrichment Breaks Nuclear Deal Limit. Here's What That Means[hhmc]


Iran Will Surpass Uranium Enrichment Limits, Officials Say

(L to R) Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, government spokesman Ali Rabiei, and Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi give a news conference Sunday in Tehran.

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UNESCO Adds Ruins Of Ancient Babylon To Its List Of World Heritage Sites

A man walks at the archaeological site of Babylon, Iraq, in 2012. Iraq is celebrating the historic city of Babylon's being named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee.

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World Cup Final: It's The Juggernaut Vs. The New Kid As U.S. Takes On The Netherlands

The Netherlands are the last team standing between the United States and its fourth Women's World Cup. Here, U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe watches her teammates warm up before Tuesday's 2-1 semifinal win over England.

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American Billionaire Among 7 People Killed In Bahamas Helicopter Crash

Chris Cline poses for a portrait in a coal mine in Carlinville, Ill., in 2010. The coal magnate was on a helicopter that crashed in the waters off Grand Cay, Bahamas, on Thursday, killing all seven people onboard.

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Sudanese Rejoice As Opposition, Military Agree To Power-Sharing Deal

Sudanese celebrate in the streets of Khartoum on Friday after ruling generals and opposition leaders announced an agreement on a new governing body.

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Iranian American Small Businesses Struggle Under Rising Tensions

Alex Helmi opened Damoka in what is now Persian Square 30 years ago.

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'We Are Americans': Somali Refugee Family Reflects On Making A Life In The U.S.

Jamal Batar and his father, Aden, at StoryCorps in West Valley City, Utah, in March 2017. The Batar family fled the civil war in Somalia for the United States in 1994.

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'We Are Americans': Somali Refugee Family Reflects On Making A Life In The U.S.[hhmc]


Australian Student Alek Sigley 'Released From Detention' In North Korea

Australian student Alek Sigley gestures as he arrives at the airport in Beijing on Thursday. The 29-year-old vanished in Pyongyang more than a week ago.

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Good News About Democracy: It's Good For Your Health

Pakistani women jostle to receive their ballot papers prior to casting their ballot at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in Lahore. A study in The Lancet provides evidence that free and fair elections are associated with a lower burden of chronic diseases.

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