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Wish Our Correspondent Luck; She's In A Rio Samba Parade

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

The highlight of Brazil's Carnival are the Samba parades, where 12 teams — called schools — compete for the top prize in Rio de Janeiro Monday night.

Debris Flow From California's Rough Fire Threatens Lakes Downstream

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

A lot of El Nino-related precipitation is falling on an area devastated by a giant 150,000 acre fire that burned last summer. Dirt and debris are flowing into lakes, and farmers are worried.

What Do Sanders And Trump Have In Common? More Than You Think

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

The two hottest candidates heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. On the face of it, the candidates and their messages couldn't be more different.

School Superintendent In Flint Worries About Water Crisis' Irreversible Harm

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Renee Montagne talks to Bilal Tawwab, superintendent of schools in Flint, Mich., about how the district is responding to the lead water crisis. The extent of the damage from the lead is not yet known.

How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how host Chris Rock — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.

For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:02am

Most people think of New Orleans on Mardi Gras. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city. Mobile, Ala., proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."

How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:41am

Social scientists see long-term benefits to new dads spending a few months caring for a baby. But these studies won't nudge fathers to take leave if they still see a work culture that frowns on it.

When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:35am

Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support is geared towards them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack and told to put it in his bra.

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