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With Human Pyramids, Catalans Reach For Independence

The 18th-century Catalan tradition of castelling, the building of human towers, or castles, is undergoing a renaissance today. This has accompanied a rise in Catalan nationalism.

Nutritious Acorns Don't Have To Just Be Snacks For Squirrels

Despite acorns' wide geographic range and long culinary history, few people eat them. But some fans say they're an untapped nutritional resource if you're willing to do the work to process them.

Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the states at the heart of the debate about voting laws. So what do its citizens think about new regulations? Michel Martin heads to Charlotte to find out.

Women Increasingly Pick Brains Over Looks In Choosing Egg Donors

As using egg donors becomes more common, women are more likely to choose donors based on smarts and athletic skill rather than trying to have a child who will look like just them.

A Collection Of Clues To America's Educational Past

Tucked away in boxes, deep in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, are objects that tell the history of American education.

When A Loved One Has Ebola, How Can You Reach Out Without Touching?

A hug, a back rub, holding hands all these shows of compassion are dangerous when the patient has Ebola. Is there any way to make up for the loss of the ability to touch?

National Blackout: Bangladesh Hit By Massive Power Outage

The blackout struck around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after a connection that brings power in from India tripped. Most of the country's more than 160 million people were without power for hours.

She Lost Her Fiance To Ebola But Found A New Mission

Decontee Davis survived Ebola, but her fiance died of the virus. Now she is working with children whose parents have had the disease and spreading the word that early treatment is critical.

Investigation Of Deadly Spaceship Crash Begins In Mojave Desert

Federal officials are looking into why the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in California during a test flight that left one pilot dead.

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