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Did A Hong Kong Tycoon Hide A Protest Message In His Innocuous Newspaper Ads?





The ads by Li Ka-shing, a billionaire known as Hong Kong's richest man, seem to express bland sentiment. But at least one scholar says they secretly sound a note of support for the protest movement.

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Tales Of Corporate Painkiller Pushing: 'The Death Rates Just Soared'





Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says recently released evidence shows the drug industry purposely shipped big quantities of opioids to communities without regard for how they were being used.

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70 Mayors Reject Trump Food Stamp Proposal, Saying It Puts Kids At Risk





Mayors from 70 American cities send a letter to the Trump administration, saying a plan to push millions of people out of the federal food stamp program would punish some of the country's neediest.

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Lack Of Diversity In Genetic Databases Hampers Research





Scientists around the world are working to correct a problem with genetic health information — too much of it is currently based on samples of Europeans.

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What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In One Hour Every Week?





An educator and entrepreneur believes he's found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.

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Look What They Made Her Do: Taylor Swift To Re-Record Her Catalog





The pop star said Thursday she plans to record new versions of her self-titled album, Fearless , Speak Now , Red and 1989.

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A Perfect Summer Book, 'Late Migrations' Reminds Us Of Life's Beauty And Fragility





Margaret Renkl's vivid and original essays capture the cycle of life in a new book that will make you want to stay put, reread and savor everything about the moment.

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Face Recognition Lets Palestinians Cross Israeli Checkposts Fast, But Raises Concerns





Israel has begun using the technology at its West Bank checkpoints to verify Palestinians' identities as they cross into Israel. The new system means shorter wait times but is drawing criticism.

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South Korea To Scrap Military Intelligence-Sharing Agreement With Japan





A South Korean security official says the pact "does not serve our national interest." Japan's foreign minister says Seoul's decision "completely misreads the security situation."

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Fact Check: Did Harry Truman Really Try To Buy Greenland Back In The Day?





The Truman administration saw huge strategic value in the island as a geographic bulwark against the Soviet Union. Ultimately, the U.S. got access to Greenland without needing to purchase it.

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No Link Between Fines And Safety In Mines, Government Audit Says





A Labor Department audit found no correlation between the federal system that fines mining companies for unsafe conditions and safety in mining operations.

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Australia Joins U.S.-Led Maritime Force Protecting Persian Gulf Shipping





Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Canberra would commit a frigate, patrol plane and specialist defense force personnel to the security flotilla escorting commercial shipping from Iranian attacks.

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Addiction Clinics Market Unproven Infusion Treatments To Desperate Patients





Some addiction treatment clinics offer IV infusions of a mix of supplements — including something known as NAD. The treatment isn't proven to work and is not FDA-approved for addiction.

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Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party's Base





The Sunrise Movement is holding rallies and registering voters, aiming to boost turnout among young voters. For the first time, polls show climate change is a top priority for the party's base.

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In Soccer's Equal Pay Suit, A May 2020 Trial Is 'Good Overall,' Says Alex Morgan





The co-captain of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team says the earlier-than-expected trial date for the team's gender discrimination lawsuit won't be a distraction for players.

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Mental Health Toll Of Hurricane Maria Still Palpable In Puerto Rico





More than three million Puerto Ricans saw their communities — and families — devastated by the deadly Category 4 hurricane. Many people here are still emotionally fragile.

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In Vermont, A Case of One Man Whose Gun Was Seized Under Red Flag Law





While the political focus may be on mass shootings, states are far more often using red flag laws to prevent cases of individual gun violence, including suicide.

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Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote





"In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you're being very disloyal to Jewish people, and you're being very disloyal to Israel," Trump told reporters outside the White House Wednesday.

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Scientists Attempt Controversial Experiment To Edit DNA In Human Sperm Using CRISPR


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NPR visited the only lab in the world known to be trying to use the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the DNA in human sperm. If successful, it could be used to prevent genetic disorders.

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WHO Study Finds No Evidence Of Health Concerns From Microplastics In Drinking Water





The World Health Organization says that the tiny particles of plastic found everywhere in the environment do not appear to pose any significant risk to human health.

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Withdraws From Presidential Race


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"It's become clear that I'm not going be carrying the ball, I'm not going to be the president," Inslee said on MSNBC.

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Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence





Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir denies she means to snub Pence. Her scheduling decision was made before President Trump canceled his trip to Denmark.

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Captain Who Rescued Migrants At Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling It Hypocritical





"Your police [steal]blankets from people that you force to live on the streets, while you raid protests and criminalize people that are standing up for rights of migrants," said Pia Klemp.

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Tens Of Thousands Of Fires Ravage Brazilian Amazon, Where Deforestation Has Spiked





Researchers say there's been a huge rise in the number of fires compared to last year. That's likely linked with a similar leap in deforestation since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

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Miami Police Arrest Suspect In Shooting After He Reports His Gun Was Stolen





Police say Carlints St. Louis went to a police station hoping to create an alibi for a shooting he allegedly committed, but he ended up setting the stage for his own arrest.

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'The Government Is Very Afraid': Meet Moscow's New Opposition Leader, Lyubov Sobol





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.

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Teen Gets Life Sentence For Killing Police Officer In Baltimore County





Dawnta Harris was 16 when the stolen Jeep he was driving ran over Baltimore County officer Amy Caprio, 29, in the spring of 2018. Harris will be able to seek parole.

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Tomato Truce: U.S. And Mexico Strike A Deal On Imports





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.

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Outlook Uncertain On Gun Policy As Trump Signals Openness — With NRA In His Ear





Trump 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.

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The Federal Budget Deficit Is Getting Bigger As Spending Grows





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.

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Naked And Unafraid: 6 Wild Facts About Naked Mole Rats





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.

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Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Says Pain Interferes With Daily Life





How do Americans experience and cope with pain that makes everyday life harder? We asked in the latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll.

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Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People





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.

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March For Our Lives, No Longer Protesting In Streets, Unveils Gun Control Plan





The group says its plan could prevent 200,000 gun deaths over 10 years. It calls for creating a national registry and starting a buyback program and creating a national gun czar.

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New Trump Policy Would Permit Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Families, Children





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.

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'The Outlaw Ocean': A Forgotten Frontier Where Slavery And Illegal Activities Abound





Ian Urbina combines stellar investigative reporting skills and straightforward writing to convey what lies on the other side of the ocean — opposite cruise-ship vacations to beautiful beaches.

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'Floating Coast' Reads Like A Eulogy To The Natural World — With A Sliver Of Hope





The triumph of this book is how ****Bathsheba Demuth pulls seemingly disparate threads together into a net of actions and consequences from which the whales, the Yupik, and our children can't escape.

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Indian Relay Celebrates History And Culture Through Horse Racing





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.

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In The Brisk Horror-Comedy 'Ready Or Not,' Bluebloods Are Out For Blood





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.

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Court Limits Display Of South Africa's Old Apartheid Flag, Citing Hateful Legacy





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."

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China Vows Sanctions On U.S. Firms For Arms Sales To Taiwan





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.

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'This Is It. I'm Going To Die': India's Minorities Are Targeted In Lynchings





Since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party won power in India five years ago, attacks on the country's minorities have surged. Most of the victims are Muslims.

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Trump Says Russia Should Be Allowed Into G-7, Moscow Wants Talks To Continue





"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."

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Do Your Wurst. Food Pun Haters, The Yolk's On You





If you relish puns, then you'll love a new game that gives you two food-themed topics to blend into one deliciously bad joke. The food pun is so beloved, there's even one in the story of Adam and Eve.

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More U.S. Towns Are Feeling The Pinch As Recycling Becomes Costlier


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The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.

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To Honor John McCain, His Wife Says, Americans Could Be Nicer To One Another





Cindy McCain, the Arizona senator's widow, marks the first anniversary of his death by asking Americans to engage in acts of civility. "We're missing John's voice of reason right now in so many ways."

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China Confirms British Consulate Employee Held On 'Administrative Detention'





Hong Kong resident Simon Cheng disappeared on Aug. 8 during a business trip to neighboring Shenzhen. A Chinese official confirmed his arrest on Wednesday, saying it is an internal matter for Beijing.

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Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here'





Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.

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Florida Could Serve As Example For Lawmakers Considering Red Flag Laws





Florida adopted a red flag law last year after the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, courts there have approved about 2,500 risk protection orders.

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Buoyed By Fresh Support, Rep. Al Green Plans New Call To Impeach Trump





Green says he'll bring his articles of impeachment to the House floor for a fourth time. More than 120 House Democrats now say they support an inquiry.

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