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Tourists don't visit the children's court in Mendoza, Argentina. Why would they? The three-story, cement-block building sits in the heart of a centuries-old colonial town that offers sightseers plenty of historic, whitewashed landmarks. But well-tended rose gardens surround the … [Read more...] about Higher Education: Should 13-Year-Old Jordan Romero Climb Everest?
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