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Roman marbles are on display in the San Giovanni metro station, part of Line C of Rome's subway, in 2017. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

Construction on a new subway line has uncovered marble busts, frescoes, mosaics, even ancient peach pits, dating back nearly 2,000 years. Archaeologists have also found an ancient military barracks.

Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

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Scientists are in the early stages of developing new tests that could predict accurately if a woman is at risk of delivering her baby early. Steve Debenport/Getty Images hide caption

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Scientists Search For Causes Of Preterm Birth And Better Ways To Test For Risk

Preterm birth, a leading cause of death in infants, remains stubbornly hard to prevent. Researchers are on the hunt for a better understanding of what causes it and better ways to diagnose risk.

Police officers use a mirror to see inside a Trader Joe's store in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles on Saturday. Police believe a man involved in the standoff with officers shot a young female and his grandmother before firing at officers during a pursuit, then crashing outside the supermarket and running inside the store. Christian Dunlop/AP hide caption

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One Dead, Shooting Suspect In Custody After Police Standoff At Los Angeles Trader Joe's

Police say the suspect has surrendered after he barricaded inside a Trader Joe's and held an unknown number of bystanders hostage in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood. At least one woman is dead.

Texas Attorney General candidate Justin Nelson leads a pub crawl across three congressional districts in downtown Austin - the Pub Crawl to End Gerrymandering. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT hide caption

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After Supreme Court Punts On Gerrymandering, Democrats Make It A Campaign Issue

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Democrats around the country are mobilizing around the issue of gerrymandering. But whether it's enough to excite voters who often sit out midterm elections is another question.

After Supreme Court Punts On Gerrymandering, Democrats Make It A Campaign Issue

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Loxie Loring walks with a group of marchers to remember her daughter, Ashley Loring, who went missing from the Blackfeet Reservation more than a year ago. Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio hide caption

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Doctoral Student Compiles Database Of Indigenous Women Who've Gone Missing

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A Southern Cheyenne woman found no solid data on the many indigenous women in the U.S. and Canada who have gone missing or been killed under suspicious circumstances. So she compiled it herself.

Doctoral Student Compiles Database Of Indigenous Women Who've Gone Missing

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Matthew Caruana Galizia (left) and Paul Caruana Galizia, the sons of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, attend a vigil outside the Maltese High Commission in London on April 16, six months after she was assassinated. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mastermind Behind Malta Journalist Killing Remains A Mystery

Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb last October. The final words on her blog were: "There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate."

Mastermind Behind Malta Journalist Killing Remains A Mystery

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The way cows digest food takes a lot of energy and generates a lot of heat. This makes them lose their appetite and produce less milk. Mose Buchele/KUT hide caption

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As Milk Production Cools In Summer, Farmers Try To Help Cows Take The Heat

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From fans and misting water to creating a whole new breed of cow, farmers and researchers are fighting rising temperatures to keep the dairy industry from losing millions of dollars to "heat stress."

As Milk Production Cools In Summer, Farmers Try To Help Cows Take The Heat

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Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer of President Donald Trump, taped their conversation about payments to Karen McDougal. The former Playboy model hoped to publish an account of her alleged affair with Trump. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen Recorded A Conversation With Trump About Paying An Ex-Playboy Model

The FBI found the secret recording after a raid on the lawyer's office in April. His lawyer says, "Suffice it to say that when the recording is heard, it will not hurt Mr. Cohen."

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After Trump's Helsinki Comments, Ohio County GOP Chairman Resigns With 'No Regrets'

Chris Gagin, former chairman for the Republican Party in Ohio's Belmont County, stands by his choice to resign after President Trump appeared to back Russian President Vladimir Putin.

After Trump's Helsinki Comments, Ohio County GOP Chairman Resigns With 'No Regrets'

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Daniel Wu plays the starring role in the TV series Into the Badlands, and also serves as one of its executive producers. Aidan Monaghan/AMC hide caption

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A Superstar In China, Daniel Wu Emerges In His Native California

The Chinese-American actor became an action movie mainstay abroad over the last 20 years. Thanks to his leading role in the TV series Into the Badlands, he's finally getting noticed in the U.S.

A Superstar In China, Daniel Wu Emerges In His Native California

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In the White House briefing room, Sarah Sanders often moves quickly from one news outlet to the next, cutting off follow-up questions and ending press conferences with many reporters' questions unanswered. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In The White House Press Room, Sarah Sanders Channels President Trump

Sarah Sanders is marking one year as White House press secretary, a job that requires her to understand and reflect Trump's combative style.

In The White House Press Room, Sarah Sanders Channels President Trump

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An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

NPR's Scott Simon recounts an act of bravery in the World Cup championship game that happened in President Putin's Russia.

Opinion: An Act Of Bravery At The World Cup

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Hazmat suits hang next to the canal that leads from Balaklava Bay to the heart of the underground base. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Now A Museum, This USSR Submarine Base Was Built To Endure U.S. Nukes — And Retaliate

A once-secret underground naval base in Crimea designed to preserve Soviet submarines in case of a nuclear attack is now a museum with an anti-American message.

Now A Museum, This USSR Submarine Base Was Built To Endure U.S. Nukes — And Retaliate

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"This text has long been perceived as a masculine text," says Maria Dahvana Headley. "It's been perceived as: Oh that's about men and war. But I think this text is as much about domesticity ... it's a text about home." The Beowulf manuscript above is thought to be approximately 1,000 years old. The British Library hide caption

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Beowulf In The Suburbs? 'The Mere Wife' Is An Epic Retelling

For too long the Old English poem has long been perceived as a "masculine text," says Maria Dahvana Headley. Her new adaptation is told from the perspective of Grendel's mother.

Beowulf In The Suburbs? 'The Mere Wife' Is An Epic Retelling

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Zinzile Majola, 27-year-old singer of Friends Band, says it felt like a window opening when Mugabe left. "It actually gave us more confidence that things would change from now on, from the way they were, from the way they used to be," Majola says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

Ebba Chitambo, 66, made music during Zimbabwe's fight for independence. Now, he's giving advice to a new generation of musicians about writing political music.

Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

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