People walk by a mural depicting Freddie Gray in Baltimore on June 23, at the intersection where Gray was arrested in 2015. Prosecutors in Baltimore have dropped all remaining charges against police officers related to Gray's death while in police custody. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

After four trials ended without convictions, Baltimore prosecutors announced Wednesday that they were dropping all remaining charges. Gray died in 2015 after injuries sustained while in police custody.

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Democratic Convention's Second Night Heralds A Return Of The Age Of Clinton

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knows and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.

Walrus, shown here on a drying rack, represents a major source of nutritious food for many in Alaska's St. Lawrence Island. In recent years, warmer temperatures have pushed the sea ice further from St. Lawrence's shores, making walrus hunting more challenging. This shortfall has led to increased food insecurity on the island. Courtesy of Cara Durr hide caption

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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.

Between 1999 and 2014, the number of deaths in the U.S. from prescribed opioids quadrupled. Meanwhile medical students were getting very little training on how to spot patients who are at risk for addiction, or how to treat it. Matt Lincol/Getty Images/Cultura Exclusive hide caption

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As Opioid Epidemic Surges, Medical Schools Must Change To Keep Pace

Most medical schools offer little teaching about opioid addiction, even though there is unmet demand for treatment in many areas. Stanford University's medical school is trying to change that.

Anna Woydyla of Poland has lived in Britain for 11 years and works at a London restaurant. Many workers from EU countries are struggling with uncertainty about their future in Britain after the Brexit vote. Pawel Kuczynski/AP hide caption

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After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

Much of the United Kingdom's economy relies on European labor. After the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, what will happen to millions of EU residents who now work in the U.K.?

After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

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Dressed To Dazzle, The Struts Want To Make Rock Fun Again

Frontman Luke Spiller talks about how he draws inspiration from glittery bands of the 1970s, especially Queen.

Dressed To Dazzle, The Struts Want To Make Rock Fun Again

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As Storms Erode California's Cliffs, Buried Village Could Get Washed Away

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Until now, the archaeological philosophy at Redwood National Park has been "keep it in the ground." But for one Native American site, climate change may force the park to reconsider that approach.

As Storms Erode California's Cliffs, Buried Village Could Get Washed Away

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Two sisters, Majda (left) and Amina Belaroui, answered the call to volunteer for the French military reserves following the recent terrorist attack in Nice. But Majda refused to remove her headscarf and hijab, as required under a French law. Amina didn't want to remove her scarf and hijab, but reluctantly agreed to do so. Courtesy of Majda and Amina Belaroui hide caption

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French Army Asks Citizens To Enlist — But No Muslim Headscarves, Please

Two sisters, devout Muslims and French patriots, wanted to help the military in the wake of a terrorist attack. They were told they have to remove their headscarves. So what did they do?

Cleo Harris, best known as Miss Cleo, the face and voice of the Psychic Friends Network television ads, in Feb. 2009 in Lake Worth, Fla., where she lived and hosted an Internet radio show. Lilly Echeverria/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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'Miss Cleo,' Fortune-Teller Of '90s TV Fame, Dies At 53

Youree Dell Harris became a cult celebrity as the face of a psychic hotline — saying "Call me now" in her distinctive, dubious patois. The role meant fame, but also a lifelong association to fraud.

A CT scan of the skull of a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, shows osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum said Tuesday. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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Mummified Egyptian Was Just As Sedentary And Carb-Hungry As Modern Men

A 2,200-year-old mummy going on display in Israel shows some of the same ailments modern people suffer from: osteoporosis, tooth decay, and other effects of an inactive, carbohydrate-rich lifestyle.

Book News & Features

Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

As TV dramas get better and better, publishers are getting into the game with serialized fiction. Some are even referring to what they publish as "episodes" and "seasons" rather than "books."

Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

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Parkinson's disease, smoking, certain head injuries and even normal aging can influence our sense of smell. But certain patterns of loss in the ability to identify odors seem pronounced in Alzheimer's, researchers say. CSA Images/Color Printstock Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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A Sniff Test For Alzheimer's Checks For The Ability To Identify Odors

New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.

All Songs Considered

What We Saw At The 2016 Newport Folk Festival

More than four dozen bands played at this year's festival, which was full of serendipitous moments. Photographer Adam Kissick captured it all.

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Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

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Delrawn Small's companion Zaquanna Albert, left, and his brother Victor Demsey, center, and Cynthia Howell, right, an advocate with Families United for Justice, an organization made up of families affected by police killings, attend a news conference Thursday July 14, 2016 in New York. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

Who Is Delrawn Small? Why Some Police Shootings Get Little Media Attention

Some police shooting victims like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile become national symbols. Their faces are splashed across the media, and their names become hashtags. So why are others forgotten?

Who Is Delrawn Small? Why Some Police Shootings Get Little Media Attention

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