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Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions  |   

A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?

A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music  |   

Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.

Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year  |   

The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly — and highly contagious — disease.

Could This Virus Be Good For You?  |   

Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.

By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her  |   

Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.

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