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Extinct 'Micro Lion' Is Named For Sir David Attenborough

Microleo attenboroughi was a tiny, marsupial lion that lived some 18 million years ago. Paleontologists in Australia said they named it after the famed naturalist "for his dedication and enthusiasm."

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Judge To Decide If This Painting Is By Peter Doig (Doig Says It's Not)

A retired corrections officer says he bought the painting from Doig in 1976, but Doig (now a famous artist) says that wasn't him. So the retiree lawyered up and went to court.

Judge To Decide If This Painting Is By Peter Doig (Doig Says It's Not)

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Hiroyuko Yamamoto, a crossing guard in Matsudo, Japan, has been trained in how to recognize and gently approach people who are wandering, or have other signs of dementia, in ways that won't frighten them. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japan Offers 'Dementia Awareness' Courses To City Workers

Japan expects 7 million cases of dementia among its long-lived residents by 2025. It has started training pharmacists, bankers and postal workers in how to recognize the signs and be supportive.

Firas Awad (left) and wife Tamam Aldrawsha, from Syria, spend hours studying German every day. Awad wants to complete the pharmacy studies he abandoned because of the Syrian war, and Aldrawsha wants to become a nurse. "I want to be useful," she says, "useful for my family and useful for this country." Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In A Tiny German Town, Residents And Refugees Adapt

Klosterheide, population 280, is hosting 60 refugees. Some locals are wary. "Those who don't try have no chance to correct their bad prejudices," says a local official who coordinates refugee housing.

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U.S. Service Member Killed In Afghanistan's Helmand Province

The service member was on a training mission when a roadside bomb went off Tuesday near the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. It is the second U.S. combat death in Afghanistan since January.

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The Salt

Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It

The only commercial tea plantation in the U.S. is located on Wadmalaw Island, S.C. It makes tea from bushes descended from plants first brought here in the 1700s. We chat with its tea taster.

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 48-49 crewmembers (left to right) Kate Rubins of NASA, Anatoly Ivanishin of Roscosmos and Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency prepared for a four-month mission on the International Space Station in this June 2016 photo. Alexander Vysotsky/NASA hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Are Humans Evolved To Explore And Expand Into Space?

Evolution and culture made us explorers and wanderers and, now, with so much to gain, we should recognize that explicitly and see exactly where our next frontier lies, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Unsung Museums: A Tour Of Little-Known Gems

Need A Fill Of Drugstore History? Try Tucson's Pharmacy Museum

The centerpiece of the History of Pharmacy Museum is a penny candy jar filled with old wads of gum allegedly chewed by the infamous gangster John Dillinger and stuck under a pharmacy counter.

Need A Fill Of Drugstore History? Try Tucson's Pharmacy Museum

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Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.

Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

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Code Switch

In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

The grito is a spontaneous burst of emotion — a shout — that is part of the mariachi tradition. Some younger Mexican-Americans are reclaiming the grito for a new generation.

In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

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Misty Plowright, who is running for Congress, says she is leaning toward Green Party nominee Jill Stein but would vote for Hillary Clinton "if I actually truly believed that Trump was Hitler 2.0. and he was actually going to do that level of evil." Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Politics

How Hillary Clinton Is Trying To Win Over Millennial Skeptics

Hillary Clinton is banking on the support of millennials this November. But during the primary season young voters overwhelmingly supported her opponent. So, what's her strategy to win them over?

How Hillary Clinton Is Trying To Win Over Millennial Skeptics

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