Beijing's chronic high pollution has forced residents to adjust to living with the haze. China is the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, but until recently, the government treated air pollution and climate change as separate issues, saying climate change was a Western problem.
The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.
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A memorial to Laquan McDonald, 17, is seen in April at the Sullivan House Alternative High School in Chicago. McDonald was shot 16 times by Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke in October 2014.
Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times after allegedly refusing to follow officers' instructions as he walked down a street with a knife in October 2014. The officer who shot him was charged Tuesday with murder.
A nurse prepares an injection of the influenza vaccine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 2013.
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Farmers harvest cranberries born from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's breeding program. The program has created a couple commercial varieties since it's inception.
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Cranberry breeders in Wisconsin have developed a berry that's tart but also sweet, like a Granny Smith apple. They say the variety isn't ready for production but could one day become a fresh product.
In the Nairobi slum of Kangemi, a poster welcomes Pope Francis to Kenya.
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During Pope Francis' visit to three African nations, the media attention will be intense, and he'll speaks about the issues facing the region. But will he have any lasting impact there?
Arlo, an 11-year-old Apatosaurus, is swept away by a raging river in the Pixar film The Good Dinosaur
What would a small dinosaur look like in Class V rapids? That's the question Pixar filmmakers had to answer for their film The Good Dinosaur. So they piled into a raft to figure it out for themselves.
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A Russian warplane taxies at Hemeimeem airbase in Syria. Advocates say a no-fly zone would keep Syrian aircraft from attacking anti-government rebels and endangering civilians, which might allow Syrians to feel safe enough to stay put.
Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio and others are supporting the idea of a no-fly zone over Syria to try to help civilians there. But skeptics say it no longer has any relevance to today's Syrian crisis.
Though it's considered a classic Midwestern dish, Green Bean Casserole was actually born in a Campbell's test kitchen in New Jersey 60 years ago.
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Move over, turkey. Step aside, stuffing. Green Bean Casserole, an iconic Thanksgiving dish, turns 60 years old this year and it's as popular as ever.
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President Obama and French Presidet Francois Hollande hold a joint press at the White House on Tuesday.
French President Francois Hollande was at the White House on Tuesday trying to broaden an international coalition to fight the terrorist group.
Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins delivers a press conference Tuesday about the Nov. 13 attacks that claimed 130 lives in the French capital.
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And in Belgium, police are searching for a new suspect. They say the man, who is "armed and dangerous," was seen with fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam days before the Paris attacks.
Adele's new album, 25, is out now.
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The singer's career has been a story in numbers, and not just the ones in her album titles. She discusses motherhood, stage fright, the Spice Girls and more in an extended chat with Ari Shapiro.
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Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has won this year's Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his song cycle let me tell you. It's his first vocal work.
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The Danish composer's evocative song cycle let me tell you features an ingenious mashup of all the words allotted to Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Some health workers in Liberia had stopped using the protective gear that was part of the Ebola routine. The photo above is from 2014, when the epidemic was at its peak.
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Researchers need to figure out how Ebola can — and can't — be spread by survivors. And health workers need to don protective equipment once again.
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Four GOP candidates made "equal time" requests after Donald Trump guest-hosted Saturday Night Live this month.
The candidates made requests for equal time after Donald Trump guest-hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month. NBC will let them broadcast campaign messages on affiliate stations this weekend.
Thanksgiving maskers, circa 1910-1915.
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People all across America used to wear costumes on or near Thanksgiving, which effectively created a mash-up of Halloween and Turkey Day.
Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson from The Family Stone performing in 2011. Robinson died Monday at age 69.
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The woman who urged fans to "Dance to the Music" was a trailblazing trumpeter. She died Monday at age 69.
We asked NPR listeners what they'd like to know about women's health in midlife, and hundreds had questions, on topics ranging from hormones to chin hairs. Two doctors give us the answers.