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The train known as "The Beast" passes by the Sagrada Familia shelter in Apizaco, Mexico. For many migrants, the train is the next step in their journey north. Alejandro Cegarra for NPR hide caption

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Migrants Are Stuck In Mexico With Violence Back Home And 'Zero Tolerance' In The U.S.

As migrants and asylum-seekers decide whether to risk the effects of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, Mexico's role as a possible destination for Central Americans has grown more important.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa gives a speech at the ZANU-PF rally at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Saturday. Shortly after his speech ended, there was an explosion. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa Unharmed After Explosion At Campaign Rally

State-run newspaper The Herald is calling the incident an assassination attempt on Mnangagwa. The 75-year-old head of state had just left the stage when the blast occurred, injuring many.

Sahar Pirzada, program and outreach manager for HEART, leads a workshop at Peace Over Violence in downtown Los Angeles. Josie Huang/KPCC hide caption

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Muslim Sex Educators Forge Their Own #MeToo Movement

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#MeToo has given voice to victims of sexual harassment, including in religious communities. Among Muslims, a group of young people is creating its own movement to address abuse.

Muslim Sex Educators Forge Their Own #MeToo Movement

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France's World Cup Team Brings Positive Attention To Suburban Fans

Eight of France's World Cup team come from the suburbs of big cities — non-white areas known for poverty. France won in 1998 with a multi-ethnic team, bringing hope, but not much has changed since.

France's World Cup Team Brings Positive Attention To Suburban Fans

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Dr. Vinay Prasad is 35 and an assistant professor of medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, where he researches health policy, the high cost of drugs and evidence-based medicine. He has more than 21,000 followers on Twitter. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Tweeting Oncologist Draws Ire And Admiration For Calling Out Hype

A young cancer doctor uses social media to skewer what he sees as overblown claims for "precision medicine." That doesn't make him hugely popular at cancer research meetings.

Tweeting Oncologist Draws Ire And Admiration For Calling Out Hype

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"The essence of country music is talking about your experiences," Priscilla Renea says. Kyle Goldberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

Dolly Parton, one of Renea's favorite singers, says you have to stay quiet to make it in show business. But Renea refuses to downplay her experiences as a black woman in country music.

Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

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Hugh Grant stars as British politician Jeremy Thorpe in the three-part BBC One miniseries, A Very English Scandal. It premieres in the U.S. on Amazon on June 29. Sophie Mutevelian/BBC/Blueprint Television Ltd hide caption

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'A Very English Scandal' Stars Who Else But A Very English Hugh Grant

Grant plays popular progressive Jeremy Thorpe in the TV miniseries coming soon to Amazon. Thorpe's political career ended in the 1970s after an ex-lover accused him of an affair and a murder plot.

'A Very English Scandal' Stars Who Else But A Very English Hugh Grant

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Beavers are known as "ecosystem engineers," species that make precise and transformative changes to their lived environment. Larry Smith/Flickr hide caption

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The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers

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Hundreds of millions of beavers used to populate the West but were hunted to near extinction. Turns out, beavers are critical to healthy water ecosystems, so now there are efforts to bring them back.

The Bountiful Benefits Of Bringing Back The Beavers

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A photo of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is on display as a member of People's Democratic Party stands in opposition of military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S. embassy in Seoul on Tuesday. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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U.S. And South Korea Agree To Suspend Upcoming Military Exercises Indefinitely

The announcement of additional suspensions follows the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this month.

Thousands of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's supporters gathered to watch him speak at a rally Saturday in Addis Ababa. But a blast interrupted the event, leaving at least one person dead and dozens more with injuries. Yonas Tadesse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Grenade Attack Tears Through Rally For Ethiopian Prime Minister

Shortly after Abiy Ahmed addressed a massive rally in the capital, Addis Ababa, a blast sent attendees running. Authorities say at least one person died in the attack and its aftermath.

The Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, is one of more than two dozen shelters for immigrant children operated by Southwest Key Department of Health and Human Services hide caption

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A Latino Nonprofit Is Holding Separated Kids. Is That Care Or Complicity Or Both?

Southwest Key has, for many years, operated shelters that house unaccompanied migrant children. The family separation policy shined a spotlight on that work -- and raised uncomfortable questions.

A child rides in a stroller during a rally in El Paso, Texas Thursday to protest the Trump administration's family separations. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference

Thousands of migrant children have been separated from their parents by the U.S. government. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on audio recordings this week in which detained children can be heard crying.

Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference

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A gas flare is seen at a natural gas processing facility near Williston, N.D. in 2015. A new study says the amount of methane leaking is more than government estimates. Matthew Brown/AP hide caption

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Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas

A new study finds that oil and gas operations are leaking 60 percent more methane than previously reported by the federal government.

Large Methane Leaks Threaten Perception Of 'Clean' Natural Gas

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John Coltrane and his band recording at Van Gelder Studios in 1963. Jim Marshall Photography LLC hide caption

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John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

Never-before-heard John Coltrane recordings from a 1963 session are being released as a new album. John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, discusses Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album.

John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

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