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An Indian farmer burns rice stalks after harvesting the crop in fields on the outskirts of Amritsar in Punjab. Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Will Persuade Rice Farmers In Punjab To Stop Setting Fires In Their Fields?

Each fall, Indian farmers burn the stubble of rice plants — a fast way to clear fields. But the smoke adds to India's awful air pollution.

What Will Persuade Rice Farmers In Punjab To Stop Setting Fires In Their Fields?

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A CPAP machine can treat obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder which causes people to temporarily stop breathing throughout the night. But the machines, which blow air into a person's airwaves, take some getting used to. Brandon Thibodeaux/ProPublica hide caption

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You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices


Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night's rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs.

Former Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon, pictured before a Senate subcommittee in Washington, was charged on Tuesday with lying to police conducting an investigation of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Michigan State University Ex-President Charged With Lying In Larry Nassar Case

Lou Anna Simon was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor counts on Tuesday for allegedly lying to police about how the school handled previous sexual misconduct allegations against the doctor.

An owl sits on the beach in Malibu, Calif., on Nov. 9 as the Woolsey Fire approaches. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times hide caption

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1 Little Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

The Los Angeles Times' Wally Skalij discusses how he made the often surreal images, and how covering wars in Iraq and Kosovo prepared him to cover mass shootings and other tragedies in the U.S.

One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

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Romaine lettuce is displayed on a shelf at a supermarket in California in April, during an E. coli outbreak traced to contaminated lettuce. The CDC says a new outbreak has made lettuce dangerous to eat, just in time for America's most foodcentric holiday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Beware The Thanksgiving Salad: CDC Says No Romaine Lettuce Is Safe

A new outbreak of E. coli has hit dozens of people in 11 states. No deaths have been reported, but the CDC says consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce until more is learned about the outbreak.

On Monday, 43 alleged associates of the Ghost Face Gangsters were indicted on federal charges related to drug trafficking and firearms possessions throughout eastern Georgia and beyond. U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Georgia hide caption

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Federal Officials Indict More Than 40 People Linked to White Supremacist Prison Gang

The Ghost Face Gangsters started in California but a Georgia offshoot has spread criminal activity far beyond prison walls. On Monday, 43 were charged with drug trafficking and firearms possession.

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