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Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared with last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.
Aug. 21, 2019
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Lyubov Sobol's tenacity in standing up to the authorities, combined with a savvy use of social media, has put her at the center of attention as a new protest leader.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The U.S. agreed to lift tariffs on imported tomatoes from Mexico. But importers warn that stepped-up inspections could still create bottlenecks, limiting supplies and raising produce prices.
Aug. 21, 2019
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Dawnta Harris was 16 when the stolen Jeep he was driving ran over Officer Amy Caprio, 29, in the spring of 2018. Harris will be able to seek parole.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The deficit is expected to swell to $960 billion this year and average $1.2 trillion in each of the next 10 years, according to congressional budget forecasters. They also expect the economy to slow.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The president and the White House aren't closing the door to new background checks for gun buyers or other shifts in policy — but it isn't clear how close they'll ever get to Democrats' proposals.
Aug. 21, 2019
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How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.
Aug. 21, 2019
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Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato — kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study their secrets.
Aug. 21, 2019
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A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for human diseases.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The film, about a wealthy clan who play a deadly game of hide-and-seek with a young woman (the fantastic Samara Weaving) marrying into the family, is fast, fun and not for the squeamish.
Aug. 21, 2019
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One of the ways Native tribes in the West celebrate their history and culture is through annual summer horse races. They're known as Indian Relays, and tribes call them America's first extreme sport.
Aug. 21, 2019
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Saying the flag immortalizes an era of racial segregation, the Equality Court rules that it is "a vivid symbol of white supremacy and black disenfranchisement and suppression."
Aug. 21, 2019
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The new policy would end the Flores settlement and allow the government to hold families with children without a deadline, in a change from the way cases are handled today.
Aug. 21, 2019
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The State Department approved an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and related equipment to the self-governing island. China views the sale as a violation of its sovereignty.
Aug. 21, 2019
"I think it's much more appropriate to have Russia in," President Trump told reporters. In Russia, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said discussions should move from the media "to the expert level."
Aug. 21, 2019

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