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The wind direction from the fire in western Greenland has largely blown smoke toward the island's ice sheet and away from communities. Pierre Markuse/Flicker hide caption

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Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

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New research found a link between how puppies interact with their mothers and how they perform in guide dog training. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Coddled Puppies Make Poor Guide Dogs, Study Suggests

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Haiti's 'Bayakou': Hauling Away Human Excrement By Hand

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After the 2010 earthquake, NGOs dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage at the end of the Port-au-Prince city landfill, which borders the sea and is not lined with an impermeable material. Marie Arago for NPR hide caption

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You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems

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The Secret Car Horn Language Of Port-Au-Prince

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Greg unwinds a hose while doing some yardwork. Along with his failing memory, Greg has been experiencing secondary symptoms including paranoia, depression and slow healing. Amanda Kowalski for NPR hide caption

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More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

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Writer Greg O'Brien and his daughter, Colleen, play with Adeline, Greg's 8-month-old granddaughter. Eight years ago, Greg was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Alzheimer's Starts To Steal The Joy Of Being A Grandfather

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A psychologist argues people experience emotions differently. For instance, fear might make some people cry while for others, it could elicit laughter. Sara Wong for NPR hide caption

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Adult ADHD can be difficult to diagnose. Hemant Mehta/IndiaPicture RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Adult ADHD Can't Be Diagnosed With A Simple Screening Test, Doctors Warn

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says "We're losing as a nation," when it comes to opioid abuse. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Communities Key To Fighting Opioid Crisis, HHS Secretary Says

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Violinist Adrian Pintea, from The Julliard School, plays a 1729 Stradivari known as the "Solomon, Ex-Lambert" in 2007 at Christie's in New York. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is A Stradivarius Violin Easier To Hear? Science Says Nope

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