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A shelter sign is displayed at the entrance to a subway station in Seoul on Wednesday, a day after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. Subway stations are designated as shelters in case of aerial bombardment, part of the city's response to the threat posed by North Korea. But many Seoul residents take the threat in stride. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Calm In Seoul As The North Korea Question Grows More Urgent

Pyongyang's test on Tuesday of an intercontinental ballistic missile hasn't rattled many South Koreans. "I think it's just, like, a whatever attitude that we are having," says a student in Seoul.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, seen here testifying on Capitol Hill last month, is accused of unlawfully delaying a federal rule stemming from the Obama administration. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule

The rule was created to protect students from the fallout from abuses and failures by for-profit colleges. A new court filing says that the Education Department's delay of the rule is unlawful.

Snapchat users can upload photos and videos onto the new Snap Map. When a topic is trending, it'll pop up on a heat map. The image above is a composite of Snapchat screen grabs. Shelby Knowles/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Can Snapchat's New 'Snap Map' Bring The World Closer Together?

From cute puppies in Guatemala to daring teens in Jordan, the feature lets users share video clips and photos from their daily lives. Is that a good thing — or is it just making us all voyeurs?

European Council President Donald Tusk (left), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (center) and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker meet at the European Council on Thursday in Brussels. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

EU And Japan Strike Trade Deal, Call It 'Strong Message To The World'

The European Union and Japan have reached an agreement in principle for a new free trade deal. It would lower barriers to trade between two of the world's most important economic areas.

Qinhuangdao's elevated bus, seen last month in this photo, will not move forward. The municipal government denied it had endorsed the project, and last month began dismantling the test site. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

China's Elevated Bus Project Seemed Too Good To Be True — And It Was

Project promoters claimed the giant, elevated vehicle would beat traffic jams by straddling traffic. Last week, they were arrested for fraud. "The idea was absurd, childish," says a longtime critic.

The porches of the 1890s Allison Buildings, shown above in 1910, were later enclosed to provide more space for patient beds. National Archives and Records Administration/National Building Museum hide caption

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Shots - Health News

'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

Founded in 1855, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., grew from 250 patients to 8,000. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the links between architecture and mental health.

'Architecture Of An Asylum' Tracks History Of U.S. Treatment Of Mental Illness

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Eugene Kaspersky, founder and chief executive officer of Kaspersky Lab, at his office in Moscow last December. Kaspersky and his firm have ties to the Russian government but say that should not be cause for concern in the West, where the company's cybersecurity software is widely used. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Casts A Suspicious Eye On Russia's Kaspersky Lab

The renowned Russian cybersecurity firm's anti-virus software is used by millions of Americans. Congress does not want military service members to be among them.

Congress Casts A Suspicious Eye On Russia's Kaspersky Lab

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The Salt

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields. Arkansas' proposed ban on the herbicide, dicamba, is awaiting final approval.

Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

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John Lennon (left) and Paul McCartney, pictured here circa 1960, met as teenagers in July 1957. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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Music

60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began

On the anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's first meeting, revisit the church garden party that changed the course of popular music forever.

60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began

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First Listen

First Listen: Sheer Mag, 'Need To Feel Your Love'

On its debut album, Sheer Mag prove to be rock 'n' roll scholars who can map history onto present concerns.

Need to Feel Your Love

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