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'Stranger Things' Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production

Matt and Ross Duffer discuss Barb's realness, actress Millie Bobby Brown's talent ("It's almost freaky how good she is"), and the quirks of working with child actors.

'Stranger Things' Creators On Barb, Eleven And How Glitter Delayed Production

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A handmade sign offers a stern warning at the entrance to an abandoned neighborhood where people have lost so much. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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'You Don't Even Want To Go Outside': La. Residents Stunned By Flood Losses

More than 115,000 people have applied for emergency aid, and at least as many homes and businesses are ruined or badly damaged. Many residents feel defeated and exhausted.

Louisiana Residents Stunned By Flood Losses

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Twin girls infected with Zika at nine weeks of gestation. Both were born with extremely small heads, shrunken spinal cords and extra folds of skin around the skull. Scientists think this extra skin forms when the skull collapses onto itself after the brain —€” but not the skull —€” stops growing in the uterus. The images of the girls' heads were constructed on the computer using CT scans. Radiology hide caption

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Zika Images Show 'Worst Brain Infections That Doctors Will Ever See'

Babies born with small heads are "just the tip of the iceberg" of what Zika does to a fetus's brain, says Dr. Deborah Levine, a contributor to a new study.

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Clinton Foundation To Drastically Shrink If Hillary Clinton Is Elected

The foundation would give up its most recognizable parts, including its major global health and wellness programs.

Clinton Foundation To Drastically Shrink If Hillary Clinton Is Elected

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The Terrain Hotel compound was ransacked by South Sudanese troops, who went on to attack foreign aid workers holed up there. Adriane Ohanesian/AP hide caption

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Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is Seen As A Turning Point

The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.

Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point

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A red flag flies over Warren Dunes beach in western Michigan, warning visitors of a high risk of drowning. Like many Great Lakes beaches, Warren Dunes has no lifeguards on duty. Elizabeth Miller/WCPN ideastream hide caption

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Great Lakes Waters Take A Savage Toll

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High winds and dangerous rip currents make swimming in the Great Lakes unpredictable, and sometimes deadly — most beaches have no lifeguards, and hundreds drown in the lakes each year.

Great Lakes Waters Take A Savage Toll On Swimmers

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Mufti Ismail Berdiev (right) is a religious leader in the Republic of Dagestan. When a report documented female genital mutilation in this republic, he said all women should be circumcised "to end depravity." He later said he was joking. Above, he poses with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Kremlin ceremony in March. Mikhail Metzel/TASS hide caption

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Controversy Erupts In Russia Over Report On Female Genital Mutilation

It's the first systematic documentation of the practice in the republic of Dagestan. Reactions from a mufti, a priest and a rabbi have sparked a charged debate.

Berkeley, Calif., passed the nation's first soda tax in 2014. According to a new study, the tax has succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent. Robert Galbraith/Reuters hide caption

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Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.

Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

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The Walizer Farm in Howard, Pa., is home to three generations of Trump supporters: Jim Walizer (from left), Jason Walizer and Dennis Walizer. Courtesy of Jason Walizer hide caption

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After A Rough Summer, Pennsylvania Trump Fans Explain Why He Is Still Their Guy

In central Pennsylvania, a farm family, the CEO of a small paper mill and a student at Penn State University — all Trump supporters — weigh in on the candidate's claim of potential voter fraud.

After A Rough Summer, Pennsylvania Trump Fans Explain Why He Is Still Their Guy

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Ian Bradley-Perrin (left) and fellow graduate student Olga Brudastova have been active in the campaign to unionize grad students who work as teaching and research assistants at Columbia University. Karen Matthews/AP hide caption

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NLRB Rules Graduate Students Are Employees With The Right To Unionize

The 3-1 decision by the National Labor Relations Board reverses a 2004 ruling and opens the door to union drives at private universities across the country.

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Artist Peter Doig Says He Didn't Paint This, And Judge Agrees

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.

Artist Peter Doig Says He Didn't Paint This, And A Judge Agrees

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Yoko Ono, John Lennon and their immigration attorney, Michael Wildes (right), leave the Immigration and Naturalization Service in New York City on March 16, 1972. Anthony Camerano/AP hide caption

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John Lennon's Deportation Fight Paved Way To Obama's Deferred Action Policy

Lennon once fought a deportation order to stay in the U.S. His lawyer uncovered documents that eventually led to a program to temporarily protect unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

John Lennon's Deportation Fight Paved Way For Obama's Deferred Action Policy

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