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6:31pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Goats and Soda

The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 6:59 pm

During nationwide polio campaigns, hundreds of thousands of health workers go door to door, giving children two drops of the polio vaccine.
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Pakistan is currently at the center of the global effort to eradicate polio. Although the country has reported only about a hundred cases this year, that's more cases than in all other nations combined.

Eliminating the paralyzing disease is a major logistical operation in Pakistan. More than 200,000 vaccinators fan out across the country, several times a year, to inoculate millions of children. The government also deploys tens of thousands of armed security forces to guard the workers.

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5:15pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Parallels

France Presses On With Deal To Sell Two Warships To Russia

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:59 pm

People holding Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar flags demonstrate in front of the French-built Vladivostok warship in St. Nazaire, western France, on June 1. The protesters are opposed to the sale of the Vladivostok and Sevastopol warships to Russia.
Jean-Sebastien Evrard AFP/Getty Images

France plans to go ahead with the sale of two warships to the Kremlin, even as the European Union and U.S. strengthen sanctions on Russia amid continued fighting in Ukraine and the aftermath of the downed Malaysian airliner.

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3:59pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Digital Life

OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science

OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments. Christian Rudder, co-founder and president of OkCupid, tells Audie Cornish that these experiments help the site improve how it works.

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3:56pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Music Reviews

A Fond Farewell From An Old Memphis Maverick

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 4:48 pm

When "Cowboy" Jack Clement died in August 2013, he'd just completed what would be his final album, For Once and for All.
J. Niles Clement Courtesy of the artist

The late musician Jack Clement's nickname, "Cowboy," came from a radio show he was part of in the early 1960s. It had nothing to do with horses or boots, but it happened to fit his maverick approach to work.

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3:56pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Politics

The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less

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