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Cokie Roberts was one of NPR's most recognizable voices and is considered one of a handful of pioneering female journalists who helped shape the public broadcaster's sound and culture. She died Tuesday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Remembering Cokie Roberts: Family Announces Reception, Funeral Mass

A memorial reception will be held on Friday night at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., from 6 to 8. A funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew The Apostle in Washington. The longtime NPR journalist died earlier this week at the age of 75.

Cokie Roberts, Pioneering Journalist Who Helped Shape NPR, Dies At 75

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the media Thursday in Winnipeg, Canada, regarding photos in which he is seen wearing dark makeup. John Woods/Getty Images hide caption

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Trudeau Apologizes But Sidesteps Questions On Number Of Blackface Incidents

"Darkening your face ... is always unacceptable because of the racist history of black face," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, even as another image surfaced apparently showing him wearing dark makeup.

Patients hospitalized with vaping-related illness often have severe pneumonia, and this kind of inflammation can create long-term damage, doctors say. alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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As Vaping Illnesses Rise, Doctors Warn Of Possible 'Irreversible Damage' To Lungs

With more than 500 cases of acute vaping illness reported, doctors worry about the long-term effects on patients' lungs. And federal agencies still don't know what's behind the outbreak.

A computer illustration of the virus that causes smallpox. The virus was eradicated in 1980 but live samples are kept in two labs for research. Science Artwork/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian Lab Explosion Raises Question: Should Smallpox Virus Be Kept Or Destroyed?

The lab is one of two known places that store live samples of the virus that causes the disease. Scientists use them for research. But there is concern about accidental or intentional release.

A few dozen anti-abortion activists gathered outside the coroner's office in Will County, Ill., on Thursday, to pray and call for formal burial of the remains. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Fate Of Fetal Remains Unclear As Investigation Continues In Indiana

More than 2,200 medically preserved fetal remains were found at the home of a recently deceased former abortion provider. The discovery has led to calls for the remains to be formally buried.

Fate Of Fetal Remains Unclear As Investigation Continues In Indiana

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Unsung Economists: Edith Penrose Helped Colleagues Escape Nazis

Penrose transformed the world's understanding of how businesses grow. She also lived a remarkable life full of adventure, intrigue and tragedy.

Unsung Economists: Edith Penrose

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Reflecting on his decision to go public with classified information, Edward Snowden says, "The likeliest outcome for me, hands down, was that I'd spend the rest of my life in an orange jumpsuit, but that was a risk that I had to take." Courtesy of Edward Snowden hide caption

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Edward Snowden Speaks Out: 'I Haven't And I Won't' Cooperate With Russia

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In 2013, Snowden showed journalists thousands of top-secret documents about U.S. intelligence agencies' surveillance efforts. He's been living in Russia ever since. His new book is Permanent Record.

A pharmacist collects packets of boxed medication from the shelves of a pharmacy in London, U.K. A proposal announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday would allow the government to directly negotiate the price of 250 U.S. drugs, using what the drugs cost in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom as a baseline. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How An 'International Price Index' Might Help Reduce Drug Prices

Drugmakers hate the idea. But Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump both say pegging the prices of U.S. medicine to what people elsewhere pay could save U.S. patients a bundle.

How An 'International Price Index' Might Help Reduce Drug Prices

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Parts of eastern Texas could see nearly 3 feet of rain through Friday, forecasters say, warning of potential flash floods from Tropical Depresion Imelda. Here, Angel Marshman walks through floodwaters in Galveston after trying to start his flooded car Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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'Major, Catastrophic Flooding' In Southeast Texas From Imelda, Weather Service Warns

Some parts of southeast Texas could see rain totals of 25 to 35 inches through Friday, the National Weather Service says.

Cameron and Katlynn Fischer celebrated their April wedding in Colorado. But the day before, Cameron was in such bad shape from a bachelor party hangover that he headed to an emergency room to be rehydrated. That's when their financial headaches began. Courtesy of Cameron Fischer hide caption

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The Real Bachelor Party Hangover: A $12,460 ER Bill

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The high ER charge for treating one Colorado groom's hangover the day before his wedding illustrates how emergency room bills have become major headaches for many Americans.

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