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Move over, Bruce Willis: NASA crashed into an asteroid to test planetary defense

NASA successfully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid in a test of planetary defense. Now it will determine whether the mission was able to alter the asteroid's course.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro greets supporters during a reelection campaign rally. Ahead of the first round of voting on Oct. 2, Bolsonaro has baselessly claimed that voting machines will be rigged against him, an echo of former U.S. President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election. Fred Magno/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilians are about to vote. And they're dealing with familiar viral election lies

As Brazilians head to the polls to vote for president, they're being deluged by a wave of falsehoods that echo Donald Trump's claims of a stolen election.

Brazilians are about to vote. And they're dealing with familiar viral election lies

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Leslie Grace (left), Antonio Banderas, Lynda Carter, Xochitl Gomez, Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), El Santo and Xolo Maridueña have played or are in production to play superheroes. Mike Gallegos for NPR hide caption

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Latino superheroes are saving the day in Hollywood

Many of the new movie superheroes star Latino actors or have Latino characters. Their origin stories are diverse.

Latino superheroes are saving the day in Hollywood

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Montana health officials are seeking to increase oversight of nonprofit hospitals amid debate about whether they pay their fair share. The proposal comes nine months after a KHN investigation found that some of Montana's wealthiest hospitals, such as the Billings Clinic, lag behind state and national averages in community giving. Lynn Donaldson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Montana health officials call for more oversight of nonprofit hospitals

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Montana is one of the latest states to suggest many nonprofit hospitals aren't giving back enough in charitable contributions to the community to justify their tax-exempt status.

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre is pictured in 2018. The governor of Mississippi in 2017 was "on board" with a plan for a nonprofit group to pay Brett Favre more than $1 million in welfare grant money so the retired NFL quarterback could help fund a university volleyball facility, according to text messages. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Text messages show Brett Favre sought welfare money for a football facility

Mississippi spent millions in welfare money on Brett Favre's pet project, a university volleyball arena. The retired NFL quarterback then tried to get additional money for another sports facility.

Passengers walk in the new hall of Istanbul Airport on the first day after moving from Ataturk International airport on April 6, 2019, in Istanbul. Many Russian men (not pictured) have been buying up tickets for Turkey since their government issued a draft to fight in Ukraine. Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russian men flee the country. Many are showing up in Istanbul

Men are fleeing Russia by land or air days after President Vladimir Putin said he was mobilizing more forces into Ukraine. NPR met Russians arriving in Turkey, where they don't need visas to enter.

Russian men flee the country. Many are showing up in Istanbul

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From left, The League's Matteo Salvini, Forza Italia's Silvio Berlusconi, Brothers of Italy's Giorgia Meloni and Noi Con l'Italia's Maurizio Lupi attend the center-right coalition closing rally in Rome on Thursday. Italians have elected their country's most right-wing government since the end of World War II. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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What you need to know about Italy's new far-right leader Giorgia Meloni

Meloni is poised to be Italy's next prime minister. Her Brothers of Italy party has roots in the neo-fascist movement that emerged after World War II.

What you need to know about Italy's new far-right leader Giorgia Meloni

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At Freedom House, these Black men saved lives. Others are working to preserve their story

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These Black men saved lives a half-century ago. A new book highlights their successes and the challenges they had to face. Some now want to make sure that memory is not forgotten.

At Freedom House, these Black men saved lives. Paramedics are book topic

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Families often get their kids involved in patrolling for pufflings. Kyana Sue Powers compared the atmosphere on the streets each night to Halloween. Kyana Sue Powers hide caption

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Why it's perfectly normal to see baby puffins thrown off cliffs in Iceland each year

Throwing thousands of baby puffins off a cliff is a yearly tradition for the people of Iceland's Westman Islands. It's part of what's known as "puffling season" and is a crucial life-saving endeavor.

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The 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,' Julia Jacklin, more

All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen samples a massive, 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and shares his favorite new tracks of the week, from Brian Eno, Julia Jacklin and more.

The 20th anniversary edition of Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,' Julia Jacklin, more

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