Danny Done, 26, worshipful master of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge in Seattle. The fraternity is "a really interesting social network that's not online," he says. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Men In America

Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.

Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, LeBron James, Lindsay Lohan, Kermit the Frog and Conan O'Brien all got icily drenched for charity. via YouTube hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge

The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via Facebook's viral ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?

Tractors sit on a sugarcane plantation on the land of a Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous community in Brazil, where Oxfam has alleged "land grabs" unfairly take land from the poor. The United Nations is drafting voluntary guidelines for "responsible investment in agriculture and food systems" in response to such concerns. Tatiana Cardeal/Courtesy of Oxfam hide caption

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The Salt

Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food'

Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.

Wendi Kunkel points out the key in the ignition on her 2010 Chevy Cobalt in Rockwall, Texas, in April. GM recalled millions of cars over a flaw in ignition switches that could cause the vehicles to shut off unexpectedly. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Business

In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers MR

General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in the U.S. so far this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.

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Beauty pro Tracy Balan, fashion maven Tiffiny Dixon, home/sanctuary guru Nikki Chu and soul coach Tanisha Thomas host Girlfriend Intervention, which is a real show, believe it or not. Richard Knapp/Lifetime hide caption

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Monkey See

Lifetime Promises To Bring Out The 'Strong Black Woman' In White Women

Lifetime's new makeover show layers racial politics on top of the uncomfortable dynamics of manipulating beauty and style choices, and comes up with something to offend just about everyone.

Friar Gabriel Tooma leads a service at the Chaldean Church of the Virgin Mary of the Harvest, in Al-Qoush on June 15. At the time, the Christian village in northern Iraq was taking in those fleeing violence in the nearby city of Mosul. Now the village itself is largely deserted. AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Iraqi Christian Village Goes From Sanctuary To Ghost Town In 2 Months

Villagers in Al-Qoush opened homes and schools to Iraqis fleeing the advance of the Islamic State. But that was June. Now it's a ghost town, as silent as its 6th-century monastery.

"People call Irn Bru Scotland's other national drink, after whisky," says Sara Grady, who works for a market research firm. Courtesy of Irn Bru hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Fizzy Fervor: A Scottish Brew For The Whole Family

Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.

Goats and Soda

Why Patients Aren't Coming To Redemption Hospital

At this government-run facility in Monrovia, Liberia, doctors and nurses try to provide care as best they can. But since the Ebola outbreak, many people are afraid to come.

Israeli couple, Noga and Moshiko Siho, kiss after they have their wedding photos taken in an army staging area on the Israeli Gaza border, near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel on Wednesday. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

As Cease-Fire Takes Hold, Big Question In Gaza Becomes What's Next

Some semblance of normal life returned to Gaza, after Hamas and Israel accepted an open-ended cease-fire. People returned home and markets opened. What the future holds, however, is far from certain.

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