Today's Takeaways: Aggressive Propaganda, The Realities of Breast Cancer, and Outdoor Play as Medicine

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How much time did you spend outside when you were a kid? (Aleph Studio/Shutterstock)

1. In Russia, Propaganda Mounts Around MH17 Crash | 2. 'Under Her Skin': The Realities of Breast Cancer | 3. Could Jimmy Carter's Grandson Unseat a Governor? | 4. Doctors Prescribe New Medicine For Kids: Go Outside

In Russia, Propaganda Mounts Around MH17 Crash

In Russia, media coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash is miles away from the way the situation is being depicted in the West. Kevin F. Platt talks about the role of Russian propaganda, and Dmitry Babich gives the perspective from Moscow.

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Gov. Perry Deploys 1,000 Troops to the Border

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to dispatch 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley. The news comes amid the continued surge of child immigrants from Central America. In recent days, Perry has spoken about taking matters into his own hands if President Obama doesn’t act.

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Could Jimmy Carter's Grandson Unseat a Governor?

The political fortunes of Republicans in Georgia may hinge on whether incumbent Governor Nathan Dean can survive a series of ethics investigations.  Gov. Dean's sudden vulnerability comes from his Democratic rival, Jason Carter—grandson of President Jimmy Carter.

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Women with Breast Cancer, Trying to Find Their Way Back to 'Normal'

African-American women with a breast cancer diagnosis face particularly difficult odds. Three black women fighting the disease document their experiences through audio diaries.

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Within Hours, Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Obamacare

A federal appeals court issued a huge blow to the Affordable Care Act by invalidating insurance subsidies in 36 states. Then a different circuit offered its own decision, upholding the Obama subsidies.

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Can Anyone Broker Peace in the Middle East?

Egypt has played a leading role in maintaining Middle East peace since President Jimmy Carter negotiated the Camp David Accords in 1978. Today, after a counterrevolution and continuing waves of unrest, Egypt has problems of its own, and neither Hamas nor the Likud Party-led Israeli government seems ready for a cease-fire.

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Latest Medicine on Prescription Pads: Outdoor Play

In a pilot program called “Outdoors Rx,” doctors write prescriptions for kids to participate in outdoor activities, in an effort to promote better health and prevent chronic illness.

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