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The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

A huge crowd gathered at the wall the night of Nov. 9, 1989. Border guard Harald Jaeger was told not to let anyone through. But he was worried it could turn violent. So he opened the gate.

If You Think You'll Never See A Poem About Malaria, You're Wrong

In a new collection, a mixed martial arts fighter-turned-poet exposes the social and medical challenges caused by malaria in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lt. Alonzo Cushing, Hero Of Gettysburg, Awarded Medal Of Honor

President Obama bestowed the nation's highest honor for battlefield bravery to the Union officer, who was killed defending a key ridge against Pickett's charge.

Georgia Democratic Party Chair: State May Be Battleground In 2016

Georgia Democrats note that Republican margins of victory in the governor's and U.S. Senate races were the smallest since 2002.

Discovery's Man-Swallowing Snake Stunt Stretches Credulity

The channel promises to air an episode featuring a man in a protective suit who is swallowed alive by a giant green anaconda.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax

Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. Miles Hoffman explains how an instrument designed for military bands became inextricably linked to jazz.

Sideline Robot Helps Trainers Spot Football Concussions

It's common for some clinics in rural America to consult medical specialists by video for difficult cases. Dartmouth is testing a robot that connects trainers to a neurologist who is miles away.

You're Growing Older ... Is Your Life Getting Better Or Worse?

After a middle-aged slump, most folks in the U.S. and other wealthy countries report greater happiness. But in less well-off nations, people report a sharp, never-ending decline in satisfaction.

Fewer Babies Are Born Prematurely, But Many Still Suffer

The rate of premature births in the United States has dropped to 11 percent, showing continued progress in preventing the risks of prematurity. But there are big disparities among the states.

Governor Nathan Deal

Education To Be A Priority In Deal's 2nd Term

Gov. Nathan Deal says changing how the state funds public schools will be a top priority in the coming year.