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The Fallout From A Seemingly Sweet Oil Deal For Venezuela's Neighbors

The PetroCaribe program provided fuel to Venezuela's neighbors on long-term credit to spur economic growth. What has happened now that Venezuela is in free fall?

The Fallout From A Seemingly Sweet Oil Deal For Venezuela's Neighbors

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Beyond 'Good' Vs. 'Bad' Touch: 4 Lessons To Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

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Twenty states now require sexual abuse prevention education as early as preschool. Educators say it's up to adults to know the signs and symptoms of abuse — and teach behaviors that could prevent it.

Beyond 'Good' Vs. 'Bad' Touch: 4 Lessons To Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

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People across the entertainment industry, including Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj, voiced their outrage and have demanded the release of rapper A$AP Rocky from Swedish custody. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Says He'd Vouch For A$AP Rocky Amid Growing Demands For The Rapper's Release

The American entertainer has been detained in Sweden since July 3, after an altercation in Stockholm. Celebrities, Twitter and a GoFundMe petition are clamoring for him to be let go.

Opponents running to Joe Biden's left say his health plan for America merely "tinkers around the edges" of the Affordable Care Act. But a close read reveals some initiatives in Biden's plan that are so expansive they might have trouble passing even a Congress held by Democrats. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Radical Or Incremental? What's Really In Joe Biden's Health Plan

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The Biden plan released this week is an update of the Affordable Care Act with controversial differences. Among them: a "public option" that covers abortion, and subsidized premiums for more people.

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San Diego Comic-Con Is Turning 50: Here's Its Origin Story

50 years ago, a bunch of teenaged comics fans got together to plan a convention, and what started with 300 people in a hotel basement became the pop culture juggernaut known as San Diego Comic Con.

San Diego Comic-Con Is Turning 50: Here's Its Origin Story

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Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand For Skilled Stone Carvers In France

"With stone carving, we give life to an edifice and perpetuate history. We're also creating a link with the past and transmitting values that are important to conserve in society," one student says.

Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand For Skilled Stone Carvers In France

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined from left by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to reporters prior to a vote called by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to condemn what she called "racist comments" by President Donald Trump, at the Capitol on July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Should Republicans Still Call Themselves The Party Of Lincoln?

In defending the president's racist tweets, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy declared, "We are the party of Lincoln." NPR's Scott Simon contends President Lincoln would object.

Opinion: Should Republicans Still Call Themselves The Party Of Lincoln?

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In the summer of 1927, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston drove together from Alabama to New York. Just outside Savannah, Ga., they gave a ride to a young person running away from a chain gang. An essay Hughes wrote about that encounter has recently resurfaced: Read it here. Jack Delano/Library of Congress hide caption

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In Lost Essay, Langston Hughes Recounts Meeting A Young Chain Gang Runaway

The work, previously published only in Russian, was discovered by Professor Steven Hoelscher. The encounter occurred in 1927, when Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston went on a road trip through the South.

In Lost Essay, Langston Hughes Recounts Meeting A Young Chain Gang Runaway

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