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A man wears a protective vest with the word Proud Boy at a Portland rally on Sept. 26, 2020. Voters in multiple states received threatening emails purportedly sent by the group, but their true origin remains unknown. Allison Dinner/AP hide caption

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Voters In Florida And Alaska Receive Emails Warning 'Vote For Trump Or Else!'

Cybersecurity experts say the origin of the messages remains unknown and may be the product of a foreign disinformation effort.

GGN imagines a plan in which the Tidal Basin would be monitored and adjustments — like, perhaps, a walkway over marshy waters — made over the rest of this century. GGN/Tidal Basin Ideas Lab hide caption

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Landscape Architects Unveil Plans To Save The National Mall's Tidal Basin

With increased car and foot traffic, the ground underneath the Tidal Basin — home to memorials to Thomas Jefferson, FDR and MLK Jr. — is sinking. As sea levels rise, the walkways are flooding daily.

The University of Michigan football stadium is shown in Ann Arbor, Mich., this summer. Health officials in Michigan say infections among university students account for over 60% of local infections. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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U. Of Michigan Students Under Stay-In-Place Order, But Football Can Still Kick Off

The public health order does not apply to varsity sports such as the football team, which plays University of Minnesota on the road Saturday. The two-week order was prompted by surging virus cases.

Steve Wynn speaks to reporters in Massachusetts in 2016, when he still led Wynn Resorts. In 2018, Wynn stepped down from the company after a series of allegations of sexual misconduct, including one allegation of rape. Wynn has denied any wrongdoing. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Welcomes Steve Wynn's Millions, Despite Rape And Harassment Allegations

Former casino mogul Steve Wynn has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and harassment. Still, politicians have continued to accept major campaign contributions from Wynn, who has denied wrongdoing.

David Xol of Guatemala hugs his son Byron as they were reunited at Los Angeles International Airport in January. The father and son were separated 18 months earlier under the Trump administration's "no tolerance" migration policy. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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Parents Of 545 Children Separated At U.S.-Mexico Border Still Can't Be Found

A court filing said many of the parents are presumed to no longer be in the United States. Efforts to locate them have been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the filing.

Artist Don Becker creates automatons after being laid off from his job during the pandemic. This mechanical sculpture features a woodcutter being thwarted by trees. Barry Gordemer/NPR hide caption

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Automatons Keep Gears Turning In D.C. Artist's Brain During The Pandemic

An artist in Washington, D.C., who got laid off during the pandemic, fills his days by making automatons — mechanical sculptures that come to life with the turn of a crank.

COVID-19 mortality rates are going down, according to studies of two large hospital systems, partly thanks to improvements in treatment. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates

More hospitalized patients are surviving than early in the pandemic. Improved treatments make a big difference, but so does flattening the curve to keep hospitals from overfilling, researchers say.

Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates

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Karla Monterroso says after going to Alameda Hospital in May with a very accelerated heart rate, very low blood pressure and cycling oxygen levels, her entire experience was one of being punished for being 'insubordinate.' Kenneth Eke/Code2040 hide caption

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'All You Want Is To Be Believed': Sick With COVID-19 And Facing Racial Bias In The ER

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When a Latina woman went to a Bay Area hospital, a doctor was dismissive of her COVID symptoms. Is unconscious bias one reason people of color are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus?

A California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection airplane drops fire retardant along a burning hill during the Glass Fire in Calistoga, Calif., in September. California is one of two states to require wildfire risk be disclosed to new homebuyers. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Millions Of Homes Are At Risk Of Wildfires, But It's Rarely Disclosed

Many homeowners who lost everything in a wildfire had no idea they were at risk. Only two states require disclosing wildfire risk to buyers in the house hunting process.

Joyce Chen, an associate professor of development economics at the Ohio State University, has had to put her research on hold this year to oversee her children's virtual schooling. Chen is also teaching virtually this fall. Jessica Phelps for NPR hide caption

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Even The Most Successful Women Pay A Big Price In Pandemic

The unequal division of household work leads to the "mom penalty." For highly educated, high-income women, it could mean losing promotions, future earning power and roles as future leaders.

Even The Most Successful Women Pay A Big Price In Pandemic

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Lil Baby performs a livestreamed concert on Sept. 2, 2020, as part of the Red Rocks Unpaused festival in Colorado. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Visible hide caption

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Lil Baby On Taking Music Apart To See 'The Bigger Picture'

The 25-year-old trap titan discusses his songwriting process, his experience in the criminal justice system and why, even as one of the biggest rappers alive, he doesn't believe he's made it just yet.

Lil Baby On Taking Music Apart To See 'The Bigger Picture'

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Ghislaine Maxwell, seen here at center right with the disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, gave a deposition in 2016 that should be released, an appeals court says. Maxwell is seen here with Epstein and others a party at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. Davidoff Studios Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeffrey Epstein Update: Court Says Ghislaine Maxwell's Deposition Can't Remain Secret

The mandate is a victory for Virginia Giuffre, who has publicly accused Maxwell of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse her when she was a minor.

This trio of images acquired by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft shows a region in Bennu's northern hemisphere. The larger image shows a 590-foot wide area with many rocks, including some large boulders (close-up shown top right), and a "pond" mostly devoid of large rocks (bottom right). The boulder is approximately the size of a humpback whale. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona hide caption

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A NASA Spacecraft Successfully Touched Down On A Rocky Asteroid

NASA has collected and is returning its first sample from an asteroid. The rocks and dust could help us understand potentially dangerous space rocks and the history of the solar system.

A NASA Spacecraft Successfully Touched Down On A Rocky Asteroid

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Shoppers buy face masks on O'Connell Street in Dublin city centre on Tuesday. Ireland's government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Niall Carson/AP hide caption

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Ireland To Impose 6-Week National Lockdown

Under the lockdown, nonessential retail businesses will be closed, and restaurants and bars will be takeout only. Residents are to stay within about a 3-mile radius of their homes.

A health care worker prepares to screen people for the coronavirus at a testing site in Landover, Md., in March. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Care Workers Ask Therapist: 'Why Aren't More People Taking This Seriously?'

The pandemic continues to exact a heavy emotional toll on health care workers, says Kimberly Johnson, who provides them with free therapy. "I wish people knew ... what I saw," clients tell her.

Health Care Workers Ask Therapist: 'Why Aren't More People Taking This Seriously?'

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Hawaiian Airlines jets outside Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu. Hawaii has seen a more than 90% reduction in the number of air travelers arriving since the start of the pandemic. Ryan Finnerty/Hawaii Public Radio hide caption

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Facing Economic Devastation, Hawaii Attempts To Revive Tourism

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The tourist economy in Hawaii has been decimated by the pandemic, with 1 in 6 people there unemployed. Now, the state hopes new traveler testing protocols will help bring visitors back to its beaches.

Facing Economic Devastation, Hawaii Attempts To Revive Tourism

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