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Emily Blair, a medical assistant at the Colon, Stomach and Liver Center in Lansdowne, Va., takes a blood pressure reading for Robert Koenen. New guidelines say that patients should have their arm resting on a surface while taking a reading and both feet should be placed flat on the ground. Josh Loock/NPR hide caption

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Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here's how to increase the odds of getting it right.

Odds Are, They're Taking Your Blood Pressure All Wrong

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Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party voted to remove Robert Mugabe on Sunday. Here the President is seen attending a graduation ceremony on the outskirts of Harare on Friday after temporarily being freed from house arrest. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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No Word From Zimbabwe's Mugabe As Deadline For His Resignation Passes

The ruling ZANU-PF party, once a stalwart of the 93-year-old leader, voted to remove him, but Mugabe appears defiant as a Monday deadline for him to quit has come and gone.

The Georgia Dome implodes during a scheduled demolition Monday. The stadium played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, two Super Bowls and Atlanta Falcons home games. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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WATCH: On Georgia Dome's Final Day, Atlanta Bids Farewell With A Bam

The stadium, which has been around since 1992 and played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, saw its final hours Monday morning. Watch the storied building come down in a planned implosion.

German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel, stands with leading members of her party, as she speaks to the media after preliminary coalition talks collapsed on Sunday. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Future Of Germany's Merkel In Doubt As Coalition Talks Collapse

Meetings in the wake of September's election have left the German chancellor empty-handed. Without a deal, her government could collapse, with Germany potentially forced into new elections.

Tulsa's flood control plan includes multi-use drainage basins, like the athletic field at Will Rogers High School. It doubles as a detention pond for overflowing storm water. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

For decades, Tulsa planned carefully and imposed regulations to prevent the kind of devastating floods that used to make national headlines. Now other cities are noticing.

How Tulsa Became A Model For Preventing Floods

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In Coco, young Miguel's love of music ultimately leads him to the Land of the Dead where he teams up with charming trickster Hector. Pixar hide caption

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Mexico, Music And Family Take Center Stage In 'Coco'

Pixar's newest movie is meant to be a love letter to Mexico. Coco has an all-Latino cast, it's packed with references to Mexican culture, and it went right to No. 1 at the Mexican box office.

Mexico, Music And Family Take Center Stage In 'Coco'

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Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can whip up stress and squabbles, too. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

Lots of families fight over politics at the holiday table. But decisions about which foods to put on the table can also whip up stress and squabbles.

It's Not Just Politics. Food Can Stir Holiday Conflict, Too

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Bad Weather Hampers Search For Missing Argentine Submarine

The ARA San Juan disappeared last week off the coast of Patagonia. Argentine officials say that they can't confirm that satellite signals received over the weekend came from the sub.

"I don't see how I can return," said Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor. As Amazon Studios investigates two allegations against the actor, no official decision has been made about Tambor's future with the show. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Jeffrey Tambor May Be Leaving 'Transparent' Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

"I don't see how I can return," said the star of the hit show. As Amazon investigates the two allegations, both of which he denies, no official decision has been made by either Tambor or the network.

Talib Kweli's latest album, Radio Silence, is out Nov. 17. Dorothy Hong/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Talib Kweli Speaks Through 'Radio Silence'

The rapper discusses speaking out on racism, the changing value of radio play in hip-hop and his latest album's tribute to Bresha Meadows.

Talib Kweli Speaks Through 'Radio Silence'

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A Blue Apron Thanksgiving: 3 Recipes To Try At Home

NPR's Michel Martin takes a peek into the Blue Apron test kitchen and speaks with the company's culinary director, Christopher Sorensen, for ideas on what to prepare this holiday.

A Blue Apron Thanksgiving: 3 Recipes To Try At Home

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Roy Moore, GOP candidate for Senate in Alabama, waits to speak during an event with supporters Thursday. Moore, who has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, has refused to drop out. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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11 Scenarios For How The Roy Moore Saga Could Play Out

Republican power brokers in D.C. are devising lots of schemes to try to edge out Roy Moore, the GOP Senate nominee in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct and sexual assault.

The team led by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is set to interview a number of current administration officials, a top White House attorney tells NPR. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Russia Investigations: G-Men And 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.; Ex-Spy Steele: It's Real

Robert Mueller to White House aides: Knock, knock, it's the feds. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stays the course. Will Mueller give a "toothless" old law new fangs?