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After using the Lenire device for an hour each day for 12 weeks, Victoria Banks says her tinnitus is "barely noticeable." David Petrelli/Victoria Banks hide caption

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Got tinnitus? A device that tickles the tongue helps this musician find relief

More than 25 million adults in the U.S. have tinnitus, a condition that causes ringing or buzzing in the ears. An FDA approved device that stimulates the tongue helped 84% of people who tried it.

Got tinnitus? A device that tickles the tongue helps this musician find relief

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Shalela Dowdy, a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging Alabama's Congressional districts, poses for a portrait on Government Street in Mobile, Ala., on April 1. Emily Kask for NPR hide caption

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In a new congressional district, Black voters weigh what representation really means

Alabama could soon have a U.S. House delegation that more closely matches its diversity after a redistricting lawsuit. For Black voters, the change has greater significance than who holds the seat.

In new Congressional district, Black voters weigh what representation really means

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Sudanese refugees who have fled from the war in Sudan get off a truck loaded with families arriving at a transit center for refugees in Renk, South Sudan, on Feb. 13. Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sudan's conflict hits the 1-year mark, sparking fears of repeated atrocities

Since fighting broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces and rebel paramilitaries a year ago, experts estimate over 14,000 people have been killed and millions displaced and facing starvation.

The United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Iran's recent attack against Israel, at U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sunday. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Iran attacked Israel, escalating an already volatile conflict. Here's what to know

Iran launched an unprecedented barrage of over 300 drones and missiles at Israel over the weekend. Israel and allies shot down nearly all of the weapons. Israel called for sanctions on Iran.

The author's 8-year-old daughter Rosy has a 'kids' license,' showing she has her parents' permission to ride her bike around her Texas hometown. Michaeleen Doucleff hide caption

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How to give kids autonomy? The author of 'Anxious Generation' says a license to roam helps

Kids have too much screen time and not enough autonomy, says author Jonathan Haidt. His book The Anxious Generation argues this has caused an epidemic of mental illness and suggests ways to fix it.

President Biden tours a Samsung plant in Pyeongtaek, South Korea with South Korean President Yoon Suk-youl on May 20, 2022. The company is building a massive new campus in Texas. Kim Min-Hee/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Samsung gets $6.4 billion to build a massive semiconductor plants in central Texas

One of the facilities Samsung is building will be the size of 11 football fields, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said. The new investment will create thousands of jobs, the White House said.

Sisters Sofie Elliott (left) and Simone Elliott say that reconciling their memories felt especially important as they waded into one particular period of their childhood — a darker chapter that they still hadn't fully explored but that they felt ready to confront together. Kayana Szymczak for NPR; Lena Mucha for NPR hide caption

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These sisters make peace with dark memories through art, science and each other

Two sisters found they had different recollections of a traumatic childhood experience and learned that human memory is a lot less reliable than we tend to think.

Sisters make peace with dark memories through art, science and each other

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How to protect your ears: A cartoon guide

Go easy on the Q-tips. Watch your phone volume. And if you're experiencing hearing issues like muffled sounds or tinnitus, see a professional. This comic offers advice on how to care for your ears.

How to protect your ears: A cartoon guide

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Scientists Carly Biedul, Coordinator at The Great Salt Lake Institute, Bonnie Baxter, Director at The Great Salt Lake Institute, and Heidi Hoven, Senior Manager at the Gillmor Sanctuary and Audubon Rockies, showed us around a bird sanctuary where many species of birds and insects the the birds feed on are affected by the recession of The Great Salt Lake. Lindsay D'Addato for NPR hide caption

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What biologists see from the shores of the drying Great Salt Lake

Half of the Great Salt Lake in Utah has now dried up, but scientists say there's still some time left to reverse its decline.

Kathleen Malone works on tax returns at the Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service Center April 8, 2005, in Covington, Ky. Mike Simons/Getty Images hide caption

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TikTok is filled with tax advice. Is any of it worth listening to?

For most of the nation today is Tax Day. TikTok, and other apps like it, are filled with financial advice. Some of it is reliable, some — less so.

TikTok is filled with tax advice. Is any of it worth listening to?

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