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Shots - Health News

More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.

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Law

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.

Environmentalists Rejoice: Court Says Land Regulation Doesn't Go 'Too Far'

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Our Land

Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

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Politics

Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

A business lawyer with a major role in 1990s tobacco litigation, a specialist in religious liberty cases and a seasoned Washington hand are helping the president navigate numerous investigations.

Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

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A crash in oil prices and political instability under President Nicolas Maduro has led to food shortages. And that has prompted almost daily street protests by thousands of Venezuelans. Here opposition activists march on the Francisco Fajardo Highway in Caracas on June 19. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Latin America

For The Venezuelan Opposition, Protests Are 'Like A War'

Venezuela has been in political and economic turmoil for months. Daily demonstrations, food shortages and a crackdown on the opposition have forced the country into a near state of collapse.

For The Venezuelan Opposition, Protests Are 'Like A War'

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World Cafe

Heavy Rotation: The 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Hear new songs by Chicago hip-hop artist Rich Jones, Toronto garage-rockers Alvvays and French dance-pop duo Burning Peacocks in this month's list.

Heavy Rotation: The 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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All Tech Considered

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing 'Summer Slide'

More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play a role to make the lending effective.

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The Salt

On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

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Parallels - World News

Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

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Movie Interviews

'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's new rom-com, girl meets boy, girl contracts a mysterious illness, and boy's Pakistani parents struggle to accept the relationship.

'Big Sick' Creators Nanjiani And Gordon On Turning Their Courtship Into A Movie

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The Two-Way - News Blog

'Cause For Serious Concern': Invasive Carp Caught 9 Miles From Great Lakes

A commercial fisher captured the silver carp beyond the barriers built to keep the invasive species out of the Great Lakes. The incident is raising alarms from local lawmakers.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty In Rape Of Unconscious Student

A Nashville, Tenn., jury convicted 23-year-old Brandon Banks in the 2013 gang rape of a fellow student. Two former teammates have also been convicted and another has yet to be tried.

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StoryCorps

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

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Al-Jazeera staff in Doha, Qatar. The news network has been thrust into the center of a diplomatic standoff, with Saudi Arabia and several other Arab countries calling on Qatar to close it in their list of demands on the Persian Gulf country. Malak Harb/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

If Qatar wants to end its recent diplomatic standoff, Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states say the country has 10 days to comply with a steep list of demands, including shutting down Al-Jazeera.