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The Two-Way
2:18 am
Sun January 25, 2015

President Obama Welcomed To India With A Significant Hug

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Sunday.
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President Obama has arrived in India for a three-day trip. Upon landing in New Delhi on Sunday, the president and first lady Michelle Obama were greeted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The warm welcome was a "departure from protocol," India Today reports.

Talks between Obama and Modi are expected to cover a wide range of topics, including trade, climate change and global terrorism.

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Research News
5:14 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

Study Says Creativity Can Flow From Political Correctness

As the U.S. workforce continues to become more diverse, researchers are now more than ever examining diversity and bias in the work place.
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There is a common belief that requiring the use of "politically correct" language in the workplace stifles creativity.

Michelle Duguid, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, tells NPR's Arun Rath that, intuitively, that assumption makes sense.

"People should be able to freely think, throw any crazy ideas, and any constraint would actually dampen creativity," Duguid says.

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Shots - Health News
4:53 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You Got Alzheimer's?'

When he was 59 years old, Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Five years later, he is speaking publicly about his experience, even as his symptoms worsen.
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Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 6:15 pm

This is the first in a series, "Inside Alzheimer's," about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O'Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent time with his three children and wife.

But he had also started to notice changes in himself. He was forgetting things, and his judgment sometimes seemed to fail him. Meanwhile, his own mother was dying of Alzheimer's disease.

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Author Interviews
4:53 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

'Driving The King' A Story Long In The Works

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 6:15 pm

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Latin America
4:20 pm
Sat January 24, 2015

For U.S. And Cuba, A Slow Walk To Re-Establishing Ties

Originally published on Sat January 24, 2015 8:02 pm

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