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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

Last 'Angola 3' Inmate's Conviction Should Be Thrown Out, Court Says

Albert Woodfox has spent about 40 years in solitary for the 1972 murder of a prison guard. A federal appeals court's unanimous decision could set him free, if the state decides not to challenge it.

Kerry, Iranian Counterpart Meet Again In Nuclear Talks

Diplomats are meeting in Vienna ahead of Monday's deadline to reach an accord on Iran's nuclear program. NPR's Peter Kenyon notes that there is speculation over who is offering a last-minute proposal.

To Stay Energy Efficient As You Age, Keep On Running

People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.

These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

Ex- Police Chief Willie Lovett

Ex-Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Convicted

Former Savannah-Chatham police chief Willie Lovett has been convicted of commercial gambling, extortion and other federal charges.

Jaire Johnson-Greene

Video Game Design Gets Kids Into Coding

Kids created their own video games as a fun and straightforward way to learn to think like a coder.

Former Ga. Governor Carl Sanders

Memorial Services Set For Sanders, Russell

The public is set to pay tribute to former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders and business icon Herman Russell this weekend.

Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.

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