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Mary Anderson's illustration of her 1903 patented "window cleaning device." The United States Patent and Trademark Office hide caption

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Joe's Big Idea

Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

Entrepreneur Mary Anderson thought it made no sense that New York streetcar drivers had to keep jumping off to clean snow from the windshield. She soon won a patent for her "window cleaning device."

Alabama Woman Stuck In NYC Traffic In 1902 Invented The Windshield Wiper

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North Koreans enjoy beer and snacks last August during the Taedonggang Beer Festival in Pyongyang. The festival, the first of its kind in the country, was held as a promotional event for the locally brewed beer. Korean signs in the background read "Our country is the best." Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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North Korea Mysteriously Shuts Down Its Beer Festival

A China-based tour agency says North Korea informed them of the cancelation. "We don't expect information to be forthcoming," the agency writes.

Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside an entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday. They gathered to protest new Israeli security measures implemented at the holy site following an attack that killed two Israeli policemen the previous week. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Metal Detectors Will Be Removed From Jerusalem Holy Site, Israel Says

The U.N. Security Council had met Monday to seek a solution to the tensions around a mosque complex in the Old City, where Israel recently installed metal detectors, angering Muslim worshippers.

In this February photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, agents arrest foreign nationals. According to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling Monday, local law enforcement cannot honor ICE "detainers," which request that a person remain in custody who would otherwise be released. Charles Reed/AP hide caption

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Mass. High Court: Local Authorities Can't Detain People Without Charges For ICE

The practice, often known as an "ICE detainer," enabled federal authorities to take a longer look at the immigration status of people whom they suspect might be in the country illegally, even if they were otherwise free to leave.

Tara Lang was pregnant with her daughter when her fiance was killed in a motorcycle crash. A pregnancy center in Metairie, La., helped her sign up for Medicaid coverage. Jessica Rosgaard/WWNO hide caption

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Shots - Health News

How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients Rely On Medicaid

Medicaid pays for nearly half the births in the U.S., and centers that counsel women against abortion often help pregnant women enroll in Medicaid so they don't have to worry about health care costs.

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The Salt

Feeling 'Young, Scrappy And Hungry'? Have A 'Hamilton'-Inspired Meal

It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the Founding Father.

The USS Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," rests in dry dock as water enters the basin to refloat the vessel Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston. America's oldest commissioned warship afloat has undergone over two years of restoration in dry dock. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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USS Constitution Sails Into Boston Harbor Once Again

The wooden warship nicknamed "Old Ironsides" returned to the water after more than two years of restoration.

James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, (center) is escorted out of the federal court house following a hearing Monday in San Antonio. Bradley was arrested in connection with the deaths of 10 people packed into a broiling tractor-trailer. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Truck Driver Charged With Human Smuggling After 10 Die In Stifling Conditions

James Matthew Bradley Jr., who could face the death penalty if convicted, says he didn't know dozens of immigrants were crammed in the back of a tractor-trailer he had parked in a San Antonio parking lot.

Men look at the remains of their properties at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 24, 2017. A suicide car bomb killed dozens of people as well as the bomber early Monday morning in a western neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital where several prominent politicians reside, a government official said. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 24 In Afghanistan's Capital

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in a wave of recent violence in Kabul. The attack took place during rush hour in a neighborhood where several prominent politicians reside.

The National Park Service is considering relocating some goats and shooting others. They say the animals are damaging the environment and threatening people at Olympic National Park. David Restivo/National Park Service hide caption

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Olympic National Park Targeting Mountain Goats For Removal

Likely introduced in the 1920s as prey for hunters, the animals proliferated, and now park officials are looking at ways of getting rid of them.