In Brazil's western state of Rondonia, a patch of the forest burns near a small farm.
Brazil's Environment Ministry announced that deforestation in the country has increased by 16 percent. A separate study warned that more than half the Amazon's tree species may be threatened.
Everyone knows that distrust of Washington is at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.
A woman carries a French flag during a ceremony in Paris on Friday honoring those killed in the Nov. 13 attacks. French President Francois Hollande has encouraged the French people to display flags, something they don't often do.
The flag flies on public buildings and is often waved at sporting events, but it has not been a symbol the French personally embrace. That has changed dramatically in the wake of the Nov. 13 attacks.
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Janis Joplin smoking a cigarette in Denmark.
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It actually costs more than a penny to make a penny.
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An NPR poll finds nearly two-thirds of adults got this year's flu vaccine or plan to get it. Many of those who are skipping vaccination cite a lack of need and worries about side effects.
Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre (oil on canvas, 1954-55) has been missing for 30 years.
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On the day after Thanksgiving in 1985, a man and a woman walked into the University of Arizona Museum of Art and walked out with Willem de Kooning's Woman — Ochre. An empty frame still hangs in its place.
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The U.K. coastguard and local boatmen recovered a piece of metal from the sea off the Isles of Scilly in Britain. The debris is likely from the U.S. rocket SpaceX Falcon 9, which blew up after takeoff in June.
The piece of rocket, most likely from the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up after takeoff in June, was covered in barnacles and originally mistaken for a dead whale.
What seemed like a burden can become a gift.
Advance directives don't guarantee that a person's wishes for end-of-life care will always be honored. Some states let people use physician orders that override legal requirements to perform CPR.
Record Store Day's Black Friday Event is November 27, 2015.
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The Black Friday edition of the annual Record Store Day event brings treats for vinyl lovers — from early rock singles to classic hip-hop albums — out of the vaults.
Coal fires burn early in the morning in January 2014 at a privately owned coal mine in India's Jharkand state, making the air dense with noxious smoke and dust. Forty percent of India's mineral wealth lies in Jharkhand.
Coal is king in India. Some say there are few alternatives. So how can this country, the world's third-largest polluter, provide energy and lift millions from poverty while trying to become "greener"?
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An illustration shows what a helicopter drone would look like on the surface of Mars.
NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.
Linda Holmes and Trevor Noah talk during NPR's Weekend In Washington event on October 31.
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Linda Holmes chats with The Daily Show's new host about comedy, diversity, decor, visiting South Africa and lots more.
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An Arizona school district slimmed down its budget by dropping class on Fridays. Parents say they're having to stretch their wallets to find something for their kids to do that day.
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Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson in a scene from Creed.
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Terrific chemistry between Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan fuels the stirring story of Apollo Creed's son, who takes after his dad.
A vendor arranges portraits of Pope Francis outside the Lubaga Cathedral in Kampala, Uganda, in preparation for the papal visit.
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The pope arrived in the country Friday. Commentators James Kassaga Arinaitwe and Viviane Rutabingwa give him a crash course in the country's issues.
Carol Miller, 68, and Marge Klindera, 79, are here to help — and have been for many years now. "People say, 'You mean you've given up Thanksgiving for all these years?' " Miller remarks. "And I never feel like I've ever given anything up."
Marge Klindera and Carol Miller have worked at a Thanksgiving call center for decades. That means answering thousands of panicked questions from questionable cooks — and people just seeking kindness.
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