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Paramedics carry a Muslim pilgrim for a medical check after he fell down due to a heat stroke near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Masses of pilgrims on Sunday embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia, which marks the final days of the Hajj, or Islamic pilgrimage, and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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14 pilgrims die from sunstroke as Eid al-Adha celebrations begin for Muslims

The Saudi Health Ministry said more than 2,760 pilgrims suffered from sunstroke and heat stress on Sunday alone and the number is likely to increase as Hajj ends.

For decades, London's Fleet Street was the home of Britain's biggest newspapers, the tradition from which Washington Post CEO Will Lewis and incoming top editor Robert Winnett come. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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New 'Washington Post' chiefs can’t shake their past in London

The new CEO of The Washington Post and his hand-picked news chief come from a tradition of rough-and-tumble British journalism that plays loose with ethics, compared to U.S. media.

New ‘Washington Post’ chiefs can’t shake their past

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In this photo released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, Russian troops load an Iskander missile onto a mobile launcher during drills at an undisclosed location in Russia. Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/AP hide caption

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Nuclear powers are deepening their reliance on their nukes, a watchdog group says

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute report says it hasn't seen nuclear weapons playing such a prominent role in international relations since the Cold War.

A vendor sells 2024 Donald Trump campaign souvenirs at the Turning Point Action USA conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 15, 2023. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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When a Trump rally T-shirt is more than just a shirt

Crass political merchandise is not new, but a vulgar T-shirt sold at Trump rallies seems to be setting a new low bar. What do people buying it think about the message it sends and about wearing it?

What Trump's vulgar campaign merchandise says about his suppporters

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People arrive before Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the "People's Convention" of Turning Point Action Saturday in Detroit. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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It's easy to believe young voters could back Trump at young conservative conference

Democrats have an advantage with young voters: they voted for President Biden by a 24-point margin in 2020. But, inside Turning Point's conference, it's clear young conservatives are all in on Trump.

It's easy to believe young voters could back Trump at young conservative conference

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The fuselage of a Boeing 737 at the Spirit AeroSystems factory in Wichita, Kan. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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As Boeing looks to buy a key 737 supplier, a whistleblower says the problems run deep

Boeing says a deal to buy fuselage-maker Spirit AeroSystems will help it control quality and safety. But a whistleblower who worked at Spirit for over a decade warns its problems won’t be easy to fix.

As Boeing looks to buy a key 737 supplier, a whistleblower says the problems run deep

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Broadway musical Illinoise’s sound mixer and designer Garth MacAleavy does his preparation for the evening show at the St. James Theatre in New York, on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Marco Postigo Storel for NPR hide caption

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When you can hear every word, thank the sound mixers

They sit behind a console that looks like the bridge of a spaceship and use complicated technology to bring words from the actors mouth to the audience's ears.

When you can hear every word, thank the sound mixers

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Linville Gorge is sometimes called the Grand Canyon of the East. It sprawls over 12,000 rugged acres of U.S. Forest Service land in western North Carolina, but some trails are accessible enough for a quick day hike. Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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A hike in North Carolina's Linville Gorge Wilderness offers sweeping views, solitude

NPR's Brian Mann explored one of the easy trails in the Linville Gorge Wilderness in North Carolina.

Hiking North Carolina's Linville Gorge Wilderness area

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A man walks past the entrance of the Kunsthaus Zurich on March 14, 2023. The museum is investigating the provenance of paintings over a possible connection to Nazi looting. Arnd Wiegmann/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Swiss museum will remove 5 paintings that were possibly looted by Nazis

The Kunsthaus Zurich museum will remove works by artists including Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin from public view on June 20 as it investigates their provenance.

Costly hail storms and other disasters have contributed to a sharp rise in home and auto insurance premiums. A growing number of frustrated insurance customers are now shopping around in search of more affordable policies. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP hide caption

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Soaring insurance rates send more people shopping for deals

Home and auto insurance premiums have been rising at double-digit rates. That's prompting even the most loyal insurance customers to shop around for better deals.

Double-digit price increases have people shopping for less expensive insurance

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