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The Gift Of Graft: New York Artist's Tree To Grow 40 Kinds Of Fruit

Syracuse artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that will bloom in pink, purple and red in the spring and bear 40 different fruit in the summer and fall. It's part art, part agricultural marvel.

Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

The toxins' presence is blamed on algae from Lake Erie, sparking a water ban that has affected about half a million people since it was first announced this weekend.

Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

Two Doctors Weigh Whether To Accept Obamacare Plans

Fears of a medical system that favors the wealthy grow as some doctors reject Affordable Care Act insurance. Insurers need to balance the need to offer consumers low rates and paying doctors enough.

Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

Being a health worker usually isn't controversial. But in Pakistan, it can get you killed. Fatima Noor explains why she still goes door to door to immunize kids, even though she's scared.

U.S.-Russia Relations: More Carrot Or More Stick?

Lately, when Washington ratchets up the pressure on Moscow, Russia increases its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Some in Washington wonder if it's time to change the approach.

Economic Growth Hits Headlines, But Not Wallets

Despite the economy adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, unemployment ticked up and incomes have stayed stagnant. For many people, stretching every dollar is still an economic necessity.

Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

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