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Politics

In South Carolina, Young Black Voters Could Put Holes In Clinton's 'Firewall'

Most polls show Hillary Clinton beating Bernie Sanders soundly in the state's upcoming primary, due to overwhelming black support. But many young black voters are turning lukewarm to Clinton.

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Green when young, and about the size of an adult human's hand when full-grown, Dryococelus australis is more commonly known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect, or the tree lobster. Courtesy of Rohan Cleave/Melbourne Zoo hide caption

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Love Giant Insects? Meet The Tree Lobster, Back From The Brink

The 8-inch insect nearly went extinct when hungry rats overran its island. But Melbourne scientists found a few in 2001 and started a thriving colony. Now the San Diego Zoo is hatching them, too.

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Signs outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon on Thursday morning. The last of four armed occupiers of the refuge said they would turn themselves in. Rebecca Boone/AP hide caption

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FBI Negotiating With Militants To End Oregon Standoff

The remaining four militants at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Militants near Burns, Ore., appear to be on edge as they prepare to possibly surrender. "If they double cross," occupier Sean Anderson said, "all deals are off."

Riot police were deployed outside Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, last night, where at least 52 people died in rioting and a fire. Francisco Cobos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Riot In Mexican Prison Kills At Least 52, Officials Say

Nuevo Leon Governor Jaime Rodriguez, whose state includes the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, says 52 people died in last night's riot at the prison.

NATO on Thursday ordered a naval force to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. In this photo from last June, a Greek Coast Guard vessel arrives carrying migrants at the port of Mytilene, Greece, after a rescue operation. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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NATO Orders Ships Into Aegean Sea To Aid Migrant And Refugee Crisis

The NATO maritime force will contribute "critical information and surveillance to help counter human trafficking and criminal networks," says NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

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Storm-Tossed Cruise Ship Returns To N.J. Port; 'All Hell Broke Loose,' Passenger Says

"The first day was great," one passenger says. "The second day we were watching a musical and everything started sliding."

Sunni imam Aziz Babaei, in his prayer room in Tehran, has been telling other Iranian Sunnis to be careful. One radical act, he warns, could bring pain on the whole community. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

The Precarious Existence Of Iran's Sunni Muslims

Shiite-majority Iran is home to millions of Sunnis, including the Sunni imam who opened his door to NPR's Steve Inskeep in Tehran. "We live together nicely," he insists. But he must speak with care.

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The city's water problems began when it switched to using the Flint River for its supply in 2014. They were exacerbated by government officials' failure to disclose and stop the leaching of lead and other toxins into the water. Laura McDermott for NPR hide caption

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Around the Nation

Flint Residents' Broken Faith: 'The People We Trusted Failed Us'

State and city officials knew about problems with the Michigan city's water even as they encouraged people to keep using it. Locals are disillusioned — and angry — and rebuilding that trust will be challenging.

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Once Pakistan's Pride, Its Embattled National Airline Fights To Survive

Decades ago, Pakistan International Airlines was a trendy airline with flight attendants wearing Pierre Cardin uniforms. These days the national carrier is $3 billion in debt and fighting privatization.

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All Tech Considered

Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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First Listen

Preview The New Album From Wolfmother, 'Victorious'

Just as an arena is built to hold anyone and everyone, Wolfmother's arena-rock is designed to contain everything that inspires it.

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Humans

Like Millennials, More Older Americans Steering Away From Driving

Americans of all ages are tossing away the keys and giving up their driver's licenses, a new study shows. Cars are being replaced by bikes, public transit and ride-hailing services.

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How A Man's Message In A Bottle Met A Kindred Spirit Miles Away

A few years ago, glass bottles with handwritten messages inside started washing up along the New England coast. They're the work of Ken Baker. One recently found its way to Ireland.

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Television

'Full Frontal' Showrunner: 'It's A Feminist Show Because We Are All Feminists'

"But it's not a show about women stuff," Jo Miller says. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee covers refugees, mental health, prison and climate change, among other things.

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Environment

Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?

A massive methane leak may soon end, but its environmental impact is still being weighed. A scientist says it won't have a big effect globally, but it's a setback in efforts to curb greenhouse gases.

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