Lots of people get back pain, but most of the time it goes away on its own.

Back pain is common. Nearly all of us have at least one episode in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have it repeatedly. Exercise, though it may seem counterintuitive, is often the best medicine.

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Italian professor Joseph Luzzi's new memoir digs into the divisions in Italian society: north and south, poor and rich, and the question of his own complicated identity as an Italian American.

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A Hamas supporter holds her mobile phone during a public rally in Gaza City in March.

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.

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Njoki Wa Ndegwa, left, mixes with fans of Jambo Boston Radio in Alabama last March. Jambo has become such a vital part of the Kenyan-American community it's touring the country, throwing big parties for its listeners.

There are about 100,000 native Kenyans living in America, clustered in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas and parts of the West Coast. How do they stay connected? A radio station.

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Harper Lee, pictured in 2007 before receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Marja Mills spent more than a year living next door to reclusive author Harper Lee and her sister. She documents that time in The Mockingbird Next Door. But Lee says she never authorized the book.

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