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Samples of Silestone, a countertop material made of quartz. Cutting the material releases dangerous silica dust that can damage people's lungs if the exposure to the dust is not properly controlled. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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'It's Going To Get Worse': How U.S. Countertop Workers Started Getting Sick

The story of the first worker in the U.S. to suffer lung damage after cutting a new kind of countertop material shows the way a workplace hazard emerged in this country.

'It's Going To Get Worse': How U.S. Countertop Workers Started Getting Sick

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It's unclear whether President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can come to a trade deal. A new bill supporting Hong Kong protesters could complicate talks. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Waffles On Hong Kong Democracy Bill

The president says he stands with democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. But he stopped short of pledging support for a pro-Hong Kong bill, saying it could complicate trade talks with China.

John Quinn, 67, first came forward with allegations of sexual assault by a Philadelphia priest two decades ago, and said he considered waiting to sue. Natalie Piserchio for WHYY hide caption

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Clergy Abuse Reparations Are Closure For Some Victims, Resurfaces Trauma For Others

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Hundreds of victims of priest sexual abuse have received reparations from the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. A new legal maneuver allows people to sue the church over old sexual abuse claims.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy shakes hands with Vice President Mike Pence, in Warsaw, Poland on Sept. 1, 2019. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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For Pence, Impeachment Inquiry Will Test A Political Path Shaped By Faith

As Vice President Pence's role in the Ukraine story comes under increased scrutiny, how might his biography inform how he navigates the crisis in the White House?

For Pence, Impeachment Inquiry Will Test A Political Path Shaped By Faith

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A worker stirs Ocean Spray cranberries in a free-standing bog set up in front of Rockefeller Center in October 2008. Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mama Stamberg Takes Her Cranberry Relish Recipe To Ocean Spray's CEO

For decades, Susan Stamberg has managed to sneak her family's controversial, Pepto Bismol-pink, cranberry relish recipe onto the air, and 2019 will be no exception.

Mama Stamberg Takes Her Cranberry Relish Recipe To Ocean Spray's CEO

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Licensed practical nurse Stephanie Dotson measures Kent Beasley's blood pressure in downtown Atlanta in September. Dotson is a member of the Mercy Care team that works to bring medical care to Atlanta residents who are homeless. Bita Honarvar for WABE hide caption

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They Bring Medical Care To The Homeless And Build Relationships To Save Lives

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"Street medicine" programs, like one in Atlanta, seek out people living in back alleys and under highways. The public health outreach improves patients' health and is cost-effective, hospitals find.

They Bring Medical Care To The Homeless And Build Relationships To Save Lives

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These spotlights are part of a binational art installation that aims to connect people on both sides of the Rio Grande. Carlos Morales/Marfa Public Radio hide caption

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Interactive Art Installation Lets Strangers Talk To Each Other Across The Border

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Searchlights illuminate the sky between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, but they have nothing to do with border enforcement. They're part of a large-scale binational art installation.

Interactive Art Installation Lets Strangers Talk To Each Other Across The Border

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Mark Carles (left) and David Carles talk about how Mark's cancer diagnosis couldn't shake their strong bond, at their StoryCorps interview in New York City earlier this month. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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After A Cancer Diagnosis, Brothers Share As Much Time As Possible, Even On Dates

David Carles and his younger brother Mark Carles are just a year apart in age. When Mark learned he had cancer last October, the men decided to support each other as much as time would allow.

After A Cancer Diagnosis, Brothers Share As Much Time As Possible, Even On Dates

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