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What's The Leading Cause Of Wildfires In The U.S.? Humans

More than 8 in 10 fires are started by people, and researchers say humans are not only causing the vast majority of wildfires, they're extending the normal fire season around the U.S. by three months.

Marine One, with President Trump aboard, flies with a decoy and support helicopters to Dover Air Force Base for the dignified transfer of Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, who was killed in Yemen on January 29. Owens' father says he refused to meet Trump. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen Raid Has Harsh Words For Trump

"I told them I didn't want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn't let me talk to him," says William Owens of the chance to meet President Trump. Owens' son died in a raid in Yemen.

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Politics

Bush Calls Press 'Indispensable To Democracy'

Former President George W. Bush stopped short of direct and blunt criticism of President Trump, but he did discuss some of the issues facing the current occupant of the Oval Office.

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All Tech Considered

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

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Mack Beggs waits for a signal from the referee in the final round of the 6A Girls 110 Weight Class match during the Texas Wrestling State Tournament on Saturday in Cypress, Texas. Beggs, a transgender boy, is required by state policy to compete against girls. Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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17-Year-Old Transgender Boy Wins Texas Girls' Wrestling Championship

Mack Beggs is prohibited from competing against boys, under Texas rules. His controversial win comes soon after President Trump rescinded Obama administration guidelines on transgender students.

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Shots - Health News

Your Name Might Shape Your Face, Researchers Say

Do you look like a Joy? Genes and culture may make it more likely that names and faces align. But researchers say people also may adjust their expressions to match social expectations of their name.

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Shots - Health News

A Medicine That Blunts The Buzz Of Alcohol Can Help Drinkers Cut Back

Naltrexone was approved to treat alcohol disorders more than 20 years ago. But many doctors still don't know that when combined with counseling it can help people resist the urge to drink too much.

A Medicine That Blunts The Buzz Of Alcohol Can Help Drinkers Cut Back

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After Kansas Shooting, More Than $1 Million Donated For Victims' Families

Between three GoFundMe pages, thousands of strangers have opened their wallets for the victims. Still, many in India fear last week's shooting shows the U.S. is now a dangerous place for immigrants.

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Music Interviews

On Its Latest Album, Foxygen Keeps A California State Of Mind

The duo discusses its nonlinear approach to songwriting and arrangement, and how tales of Hollywood scandal and murder inspired its newest project, Hang.

On Its Latest Album, Foxygen Keeps A California State Of Mind

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