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Senate Debates Health Care; Manafort Subpoena Dropped

Members of the Senate voted on Tuesday to debate their health care plans. Also, a Senate committee looking into Russia election meddling is retracting the subpoena for Paul Manafort to testify.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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People look at a forest fire in La Croix-Valmer, near Saint-Tropez, as they sit on the beach. Thousands of French firefighters have been battling blazes that consumed swathes of land in southeastern France. Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French Wildfires Force 12,000 People To Flee Coastal Resort Areas

Some 12,000 people — including 3,000 campers — reportedly moved to safety in Bormes-les-Mimosas, east of Marseille.

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Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

If you're a teacher, you have one of the lowest-paid professional jobs in the U.S. Most require a four-year degree, which can require tens of thousands of dollars in loans that some struggle to repay.

Teachers With Student Debt: These Are Their Stories

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"It's not just about making one German astronaut happy with fresh bread," Marcu explains. "There's really a deeper meaning to bread in space." Above, a photo illustration of bread in space. NASA/ Bake in Space GmbH hide caption

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3, 2, 1 ... Bake Off! The Mission To Make Bread In Space

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On Earth, crumbs are harmless, but in orbit they can be perilous. But bread is a big deal in Germany, so scientists and engineers there are teaming up to create an oven and dough fit for microgravity.

Baltimore jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist's new album features a song dedicated to Freddie Gray. David I Muir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music

Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.

Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

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Members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 troop and leader Giselle Burgess hug after being honored as the first troop exclusively for homeless girls, at a ceremony at New York City Hall on April 25. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

The 28 members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, and its two co-leaders, live in a shelter in Queens, N.Y. The troop that Giselle Burgess started is the first specifically for girls who are homeless.

An NYC Scout Troop Provides Homeless Girls A Place Of Their Own

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Gregg Allman's new album, Southern Blood, comes out Sept. 15. It features his touring band, plus guests Jackson Browne, Buddy Miller, The McCrary Sisters and Greg Leisz. Patricia O'Driscoll/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Gregg Allman's Posthumous 'My Only True Friend' Ain't Just Another Road Song

Allman worked on Southern Blood in the years before his death in May. "I hope you're haunted by the music of my soul, when I'm gone," Allman sings on the first single.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Lamaar Thomas, center, is hit in the head by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Brandon Magee, top, as cornerback Kip Edwards helps make the tackle a 2014 preseason game. Magee was penalized for the hit. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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Sports

Study: Degenerative Disease Found In Nearly All Donated NFL Player Brains

An updated study by the Journal of the American Medical Association on chronic traumatic encephalopathy reveals a striking result among professional football players.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

'Goldwater Rule' Still In Place, Barring Many Psychiatrists From Commenting On Trump

Social media lit up on Tuesday with users believing psychiatrists were now free to offer armchair diagnoses about President Trump. There has been no change to the code of ethics.

Kyara, the 3-month-old calf born at SeaWorld in San Antonio, died Monday after battling "some very serious and progressive health issues over the past week," the company announced. Courtesy of SeaWorld hide caption

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Last Orca Born In Captivity At SeaWorld Dies At Just 3 Months Old

Kyara died Monday after battling "very serious and progressive health issues," the company says. SeaWorld ended its breeding program last year after significant backlash from animal rights activists.

A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before age 15 or 16, they increase their risk of injury and burnout — and don't boost their overall success in that sport. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds

High school athletes who tended to focus on one sport were 50 percent more likely to get hurt than those who hadn't specialized. Injuries included ankle sprains, knee tendonitis and stress fractures.

Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds

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