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Clockwise from top left: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A victim of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rescuers search for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico. Monsoon flooding in India. Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

Fundraising shortfalls. Staff operating at full tilt. How this epic season of hurricanes in the U.S. is complicating the response to global crises.

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Close Encounters With Congress?

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Harlem Nocturne Esquivel
City Traffic Alex Khaskin

Iowa's new domestic violence intervention program, ACTV, aims to change abusers' behavior by teaching them emotional awareness. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Iowa Tries A New Domestic Violence Intervention: Mindfulness

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LITEN VISA TILL KARIN PETER ERSKINE, PALLE DANIELSSON, JOHN TAYLOR
Via Veneto Phoenix
Palouse Corey Christiansen

The Tianshan No. 1 glacier is melting fast, receding by at least 30 feet each year. Scientists warn that the glacier — the source of the Urumqi River, which more than 4 million people depend on — may disappear in the next 50 years. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear

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Josh Brolin stars as Eric Marsh, supervisor of a wilderness firefighting team, in the new film Only The Brave. Richard Foreman/Courtesy of Sony Pictures hide caption

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In 'Only The Brave,' The True Story Of Fated Wildland Firefighters

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Growing Joseph Trapanese
Hotshots Joseph Trapanese
False Dawn The Album Leaf
Glimmering Lights The Album Leaf

Clockwise from top left: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A victim of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rescuers search for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico. Monsoon flooding in India. Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

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The Portland video store Movie Madness has drawn customers from all over the metro area for 27 years, but now its future depends on transforming into a nonprofit. Aaron Scott/OPB hide caption

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A Portland Video Store Goes Nonprofit To Save Itself

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Blue As In Bley Ralph Towner
Ten Years Steve Tibbetts, Marc Anderson et. al.

Author Philip Pullman — pictured at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, England — is resurrecting his famed fantasy world for a new trilogy. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Philip Pullman Returns To The Dark Materials Universe In A New Prequel — Er, 'Equel'

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Sky Ferry Alexandre Desplat
Epilogue Alexandre Desplat