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For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

Alexsandra Moreira, a mother of four, was stabbed 21 times by her husband. "Even with all the laws, when everything was done to protect her by the book, we failed," says the prosecutor in her case.

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Arts & Life

At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

As the launch of the upcoming film coincides with the heroine's Comic-Con fandom, Wonder Woman appears to be hooking new fans for the same reasons she was birthed in 1941: justice, peace and feminism.

At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight

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The Salt

For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?

For Japanese Parents, Gorgeous Bento Lunches Are Packed With High Stakes

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The Two Women Leaders Who Have To Figure Out The Brexit

Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have a mammoth task ahead: overcoming their differences over how to handle Britain's departure from the EU.

The Two Women Leaders Who Have To Figure Out The Brexit

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All Tech Considered

The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

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Games & Humor

Your Mama ... Might Be Offended By This Insult Archive

The Janks Archive is a collection of videos in which people around the world share their favorite putdowns. They can be gross and rude, but according to one creator, they also bring people together.

Your Mama ... Might Be Offended By This Insult Archive

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Newport Folk Festival

Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

The Newport favorite brought along some special guests for Saturday's most anticipated set.

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Goats and Soda

The Sole Doctor In The Hospital Shoulders The Burden Of HIV

Dr. Marlen Baroso works at the health center in Beira, a port city in Mozambique. She treats patients with ailments, accident victims, women in labor — and thousands of people with HIV.

The Sole Doctor In The Hospital Shoulders The Burden Of HIV

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Business

They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

For those eyeing city life, the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.

They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

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Kidlington is home to a number of 17th century cottages near its medieval church. This is the most historic part of the village, but it's not where the tourists went. Instead, tour buses dropped them off in a residential area built in the 1960s and 1970s. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Why Did Busloads Of Asian Tourists Suddenly Arrive In This English Village?

Residents of Kidlington awoke one morning to find hundreds of foreign tourists snapping photos on their front lawns. For six weeks, the visitors continued to come by the busload. Then they vanished.