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  • What motivates barrier breakers?

    The young men and women who go through the US military's Ranger School aren't motivated by fame or fortune. They are motivated by values and causes that can't be publicized or monetized.

  • A search that changes perceptions

    From Galileo's rudimentary telescope to the mighty Hubble, our ability to peer deeper into the cosmos affects how we see ourselves.

  • The triumph of innocence

    Ricky Jackson's four decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit is the story of injustice, perseverance, and, most of all, grace.

  • Quality child care: what’s at stake

    Child care in today's economy is a problem with millions of patchwork solutions, many far from ideal. Can we do better for kids and parents?

  • Outlasting terror's waves

    Every generation deals with the desperation of terrorism. Every generation of terrorists learns how futile their cruelty is.

May 29, 2015

Photos of the day 05/29

Alize Cornet of France celebrates after beating Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia during their women's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris Friday.

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