The mother of Fabiana Flosi, seen here with her husband, Formula One racing Bernie Ecclestone, has reportedly been kidnapped in Brazil. Flosi and Ecclestone are seen here in 2014, after a court proceeding in Germany. Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images hide caption

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Formula One Boss Bernie Ecclestone's Mother-In-Law Is Kidnapped In Brazil

The billionaire's wife is Brazilian; kidnappers are asking for a $37 million ransom. The abduction sent shock waves through the sporting world.

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Michelle Obama: I Want A President 'Who Is Worthy Of My Girls' Promise'

At the Democratic convention, the first lady said the election is about making a better future for young people. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate "who I trust with that responsibility," she said.

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Was That A Russian Spy, Or Am I Getting Paranoid?

Journalists, dissidents, human rights workers all tell stories of being followed and harassed by Russia's security services. They range from the comical to the frightening.

Was That A Russian Spy, Or Am I Getting Paranoid?

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In 2016, Mesa Verde National Park officials closed Spruce Tree House because of crumbling rock. Previous restoration efforts and more extreme temperature swings, which may be connected to climate change, are two reasons why staff here thinks rock is crumbling. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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To Protect History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

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Climate change is affecting what's in Mesa Verde National Park that visitors see. Over the last decade, scorching wildfires have destroyed archaeological artifacts — and have also revealed new ones.

To Protect History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

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Music News

After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

The famed qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot down last month in Karachi, Pakistan, apparently by the Taliban. The vocalist's family is pledging to keep his home a refuge of, and for, music.

After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

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New drugs like Harvoni effectively cure hepatitis C, but they haven't yet been approved for use in children. Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Children Exposed To Hepatitis C May Be Missing Out On Treatment

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Now that there are better treatments for hepatitis C in adults, doctors hope the drugs soon will be approved for use in children who were infected at birth. But many at-risk infants don't get tested.

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

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Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.

No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

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Natalie Dunnege and her son, Strazh, work on an art project at home in San Francisco. Her health insurance would cover therapy sessions to help with her depression, Dunnege says, but she hasn't been able to find a counselor who is taking new patients. Sheraz Sadiq/KQED hide caption

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Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

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Recent health laws were supposed to give people easier access to mental health care. But some adults who have anxiety or depression and need help are still having a tough time lining up treatment.

Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

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Michael Jordan says he is giving $1 million each to an NAACP legal fund and a community policing group to help find solutions to violence against African-Americans and police officers. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Michael Jordan Speaks Up For Black Lives And Police Officers

The former Chicago Bulls star rarely gets involved in current events, but he is making million-dollar donations to an NAACP fund and a community policing institute seeking solutions to violence.

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Problems After Using Hair Conditioner Prompt An FDA Warning

After more than 100 consumers complained about symptoms like itchiness and balding, the FDA says hair conditioner is a potential culprit. But doctors warn against jumping to conclusions.

Thomas Wydra, the police chief of Hamden, Conn., decided to reform his department's traffic stop criteria after the department was singled out for stopping minority drivers at disproportionately higher rates than whites. After decreasing the number of defective equipment stops, the number of black drivers pulled over fell by 25 percent. Jeff Cohen/NPR hide caption

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To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops

In Hamden, Conn., minority drivers were pulled over more often than whites for defective equipment, such as broken taillights. So the police changed their strategy.

To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops

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Newport Folk Festival

LISTEN: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert

The rootsy soul band worked through simmering soul grooves and hip-swinging honky-tonk.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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