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What's The Leading Cause Of Wildfires In The U.S.? Humans

More than 8 in 10 fires are started by people, and researchers say humans are not only causing the vast majority of wildfires, they're extending the normal fire season around the U.S. by three months.

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The Salt

What's The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread? Now We Know

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread, from wheat field to bakery. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.

What's The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread? Now We Know

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Marine One, with President Trump aboard, flies with a decoy and support helicopters to Dover Air Force Base for the dignified transfer of Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, who was killed in Yemen on January 29. Owens' father says he refused to meet Trump. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Yemen Raid Has Harsh Words For Trump

"I told them I didn't want to make a scene about it, but my conscience wouldn't let me talk to him," says William Owens of the chance to meet President Trump. Owens' son died in a raid in Yemen.

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No Jail Time For 19-Year-Old In Idaho Coat-Hanger Assault Case

"Whatever happened in that locker room was not sexual," a judge said as he sentenced a former high school football player to community service and probation. The ex-student was accused of kicking a coat hanger up the rectum of a black, mentally disabled teammate.

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Politics

Here's What To Watch For When Trump Addresses Congress

It's not a "State of the Union" address, but Trump's mood about the country will matter, along with whether he gives Congress direction on policy priorities like health care and taxes.

Here's What To Watch For When Trump Addresses Congress

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In First On-The-Record Briefing, Jeff Sessions Focuses On Violent Crime

The attorney general praised police and sheriffs' deputies as "front-line soldiers" in the mission to protect public safety. He also vowed more consistent prosecution of criminals who carry guns in the course of their crimes.

Mack Beggs waits for a signal from the referee in the final round of the 6A Girls 110 Weight Class match during the Texas Wrestling State Tournament on Saturday in Cypress, Texas. Beggs, a transgender boy, is required by state policy to compete against girls. Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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17-Year-Old Transgender Boy Wins Texas Girls' Wrestling Championship

Mack Beggs is prohibited from competing against boys, under Texas rules. His controversial win comes soon after President Trump rescinded Obama administration guidelines on transgender students.

President Donald Trump signs a bill repealing a rule passed last July that required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose payments to overseas governments. The rule was meant to promote transparency. Critics of the repeal argue it served as an important national security tool since corruption often leads to violence, instability and terrorism. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

The repealed Securities and Exchange Commission rule required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas payments. It was meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption.

Repeal Of Anti-Corruption Rule May Hurt National Security, Critics Warn

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Shots - Health News

Your Name Might Shape Your Face, Researchers Say

Do you look like a Joy? Genes and culture may make it more likely that names and faces align. But researchers say people also may adjust their expressions to match social expectations of their name.

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All Tech Considered

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

Technology has made for more ways to leak scoops to the press than ever before. And newsrooms across the country are taking advantage of that.

How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

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Foxygen is Sam France (left) and Jonathan Rado; the duo's latest album is called Hang. Cara Robbins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

On Its Latest Album, Foxygen Keeps A California State Of Mind

The duo discusses its nonlinear approach to songwriting and arrangement, and how tales of Hollywood scandal and murder inspired its newest project, Hang.

On Its Latest Album, Foxygen Keeps A California State Of Mind

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