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Chinese Superstar Lifts Ivory Cause Onto His Shoulders
Former NBA star Yao Ming is very famous in China, and he's using his fame on behalf of conservation issues. Now a member of China's parliament, Yao is calling for a ban on the sale of ivory in China.
Dated Methods Mean Slow Return For Fallen Soldiers — Or None At All
The agency charged with bringing home and identifying American war dead is slow, inefficient and stymied by outdated methods, according to a joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica.
Texas Abortion Restrictions Shutter Two More Clinics
Several Texas abortion clinics are shutting down Thursday, in part due to restrictions passed by state lawmakers. They join a growing list of clinics that have closed since the law was passed.
Obama Lays Groundwork For Sanctions Against Russia
With an executive order Thursday, President Obama authorized sanctions on Russia for its involvement in Ukraine. Speaker Boehner praised the sanctions and offered congressional support going forward.
How 4 Inmates Launched A Statewide Hunger Strike From Solitary
The California convicts overcame the extreme isolation of their imprisonment to organize a 30,000-prisoner-strong movement. Their goal? To end long-term incarceration in solitary confinement.
Pharrell Williams: Just Exhilaratingly Happy
To hear G I R L, you'd think Pharrell's world consisted of grooving on catchy beats and flirting with women. It's a lightweight image that draws gravitas from his prolific work ethic.
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