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This city will rely on bottled water for weeks because of high lead levels

Benton Harbor, Mich., residents will be urged to use free bottled water for drinking and cooking until a federal study confirms that filters can work effectively with the city's tap water.

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The U.S. is getting more diverse. But census data doesn't tell the whole story

At first glance, the 2020 census data paints a surprising portrait of a changing United States: The number of people who identify as white and no other race is smaller; the share of multiracial people has shot up; and the country's second-largest racial group is... "some other race." But resident census-expert Hansi Lo Wang told us that when you start to unpack the data, you quickly find that those numbers don't tell the whole story.

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The house from the movie 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is up for sale

For $3.5 million, you can roam the halls of the Los Angeles house where Freddie Krueger murdered his victims. You have until Halloween to make an offer.

The house from the movie 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is up for sale

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The sci-fi epic 'Dune' is an immersive but incomplete experience

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Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel is undeniably staggering. But his Dune also feels rudimentary, as if he's managed his source material without fully mastering it.

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Despite higher COVID risk, most pregnant Americans remain unvaccinated

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Only two-thirds of pregnant Americans are vaccinated for COVID-19, despite being at far higher risk for complications and death.

Despite higher COVID risk, most pregnant Americans remain unvaccinated

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Barbados elects a woman as its first president

Dame Sandra Mason previously served as governor general. Barbados hopes to become a republic before the 55th anniversary of its independence from Britain in November.

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Opinion: Artist Julie Green, who depicted humanity of death row inmates, has died

NPR's Scott Simon remembers artist Julie Green, who died this week. Green's painted plate project, "The Last Supper," depicts the final meal of death row inmates.

Opinion: Artist Julie Green, who depicted humanity of death row inmates, has died

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There's bipartisan cooperation brewing on Capitol Hill ... over beer

Some lawmakers are raising the bar for bipartisan cooperation, in the most unexpected of places.

There's bipartisan cooperation brewing on Capitol Hill ... over beer

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Lyft report cites higher numbers of sexual assaults

The ride-hailing company says it received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019. Uber put out a similar report nearly 2 years ago.

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Walmart is recalling an aromatherapy spray that contains a deadly bacteria

Officials are looking into four confirmed cases of the dangerous bacteria discovered in the sprays. Two deaths associated with the bacteria are being investigated.

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