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Professional fighter Gina Mazany practices during a training session at Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas. She well remembers her first concussion — which came in her first fight. "I was throwing up that night, Mazany says. Bridget Bennett for NPR hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

Gina "Danger" Mazany is a professional mixed martial arts athlete, and she's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain.

Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

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Hamilton-inspired cupcake toppers. It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Courtesy of Alexis Murphy hide caption

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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.

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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The Two-Way - News Blog

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.

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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The Two-Way - News Blog

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.

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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The Two-Way - News Blog

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.

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

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Help Pregnant Women Enroll In 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.

When it comes to convincing climate change deniers, Al Gore says, "Mother Nature is more persuasive than the scientific community." Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Environment

Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

Even though President Donald Trump promised to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, Al Gore still sees an "excellent chance" of meeting the accord's commitments to reduce global warming.

Despite Climate Change Setbacks, Al Gore 'Comes Down On The Side Of Hope'

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Around the Nation

Scars Still Run Deep In Motor City 50 Years After Detroit Riots

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Detroit police raided an illegal after-hours club when a brick was thrown and the city ignited into five days of rioting. Many African-Americans see it as rebellion against decades of harassment.

Scars Still Run Deep In Motor City 50 Years After Detroit Riots

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Anthony Rowe, an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, wants bikes to feed information to nearby cars to avoid collisions. His back is fitted with an array of precise instruments and a battery hidden in the water bottle. Margaret J. Krauss/WESA hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

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Autonomous vehicles have gotten pretty good at detecting other cars and pedestrians. But "seeing" bikes and predicting what they'll do is still a challenge. The answer may lie in bikes themselves.

Bikes May Have To Talk To Self-Driving Cars For Safety's Sake

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Fiona, a premature hippo calf born six weeks early, on Jan. 24, now weighs at least a whopping 375 pounds. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo hide caption

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Animals

While Fighting The Odds, Fiona The Hippo Became A Social Media Star

Born six weeks premature, Fiona's odds didn't look good. Now the baby hippo is celebrating her six-month birthday alongside all of her followers, who cheer her on through social media.

While Fighting The Odds, Fiona The Hippo Became A Social Media Star

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Interviews

Defense Attorney For Police In 'Algiers Motel Shooting': 'Am I A Soulless Person?'

Norman Lippitt defended Detroit police officers after the 1967 death of three black men, in what's known as the Algiers Motel shooting. NPR's Michel Martin discusses the case with Lippitt.

Defense Attorney For Police In 'Algiers Motel Shooting': 'Am I A Soulless Person?'

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Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, takes a question from the media during the daily press briefing at the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Politics

Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

In a surprise move Friday that set off a chain reaction of other personnel changes, President Trump tapped Anthony Scaramucci to be the new White House communications director.

Trump's New Message Man Is A Harvard-Educated Former Wall Streeter With Humble Roots

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As the drought has extended into yet another rainy season, some herders walk for hours to get to this dam. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.

As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

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