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—Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) American memoirist, lecturer


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Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014 
  Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:43:22 GMT 
    The best news photos from around the world

Left to the mercy of the Taliban 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:10:39 GMT 
    The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban

How I drank urine and bat blood to survive 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:04:25 GMT 
    How I drank bat blood and urine to survive in the Sahara

Tracing the Ebola outbreak 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:32:42 GMT 
    Tracking first Ebola victim and and how virus spread

Drama in Vienna as Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:21:23 GMT 
    How drama unfolded behind the scenes at Iran nuclear talks

Can Barbie conquer China? 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:22:52 GMT 
    Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?

Day in pictures: 27 November 2014 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:53:17 GMT 
    Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

Russian oil industry facing deep freeze 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:56:29 GMT 
    Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder

Anxious times for Turkey's last Christians 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:30:51 GMT 
    Anxious times for Turkey's Christians as Pope visits

VIDEO: Understanding America's 'ugliest accent' 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:12:31 GMT 
    Which US state do Americans love to bash?

Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral? 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:16:17 GMT 
    Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral?

Vultures could hold key to deadly bacteria 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:26:41 GMT 
    Vultures could help beat dangerous bacteria

Did prosecutors focus unduly on marijuana? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:39:51 GMT 
    Why did Michael Brown prosecutors focus on marijuana?
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