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As the permafrost thaws, Kongiganak's cemetery is turning into swampland. Community members are now laying their loved ones to rest on raised platforms above the ground. Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK hide caption

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Cemeteries Turn To Swamps As Alaska's Permafrost Melts

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A cemetery in rural Alaska that was built into the permanently frozen layer of soil is at risk now that the permafrost is melting.

Cemeteries Turn To Swamps As Alaska's Permafrost Melts

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Dana and Dawn Ceniceros stand amid the rubble of what is left of their Ojai, Calif., home after the Thomas Fire ripped through the Matilija Canyon. The fire is one of the largest in the state's history. Stephanie O'Neill hide caption

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Residents File Lawsuits Against Utilities As California Wildfires Continue

The massive wildfire in California's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has destroyed hundreds of homes. Now residents are bringing lawsuits claiming utility companies are to blame.

Residents File Lawsuits Against Utilities As California Wildfires Continue

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Participants in a candlelight vigil in 2013 mark the one-year anniversary of the death of a 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi. Raj K. Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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In Interviews With 122 Rapists, Student Pursues Not-So-Simple Question: Why?

Shattered by the rape and subsequent death of a student in Delhi in 2012, a graduate student in psychology wanted to know why they did it — and if they felt remorse.

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She Escaped The Shooter's Bullets In Las Vegas, But Her Mental Scars Remain

Melissa Barham went to the Jason Aldean concert with her family. They all escaped without physical injury, but Barham is wrestling with the emotional aftereffects, especially during the holidays.

She Escaped The Shooter's Bullets In Las Vegas, But Her Mental Scars Remain

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Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

Researchers witnessed adolescent female Japanese macaques mounting sika deer in ways that were "sexual in nature." The scientists have several theories for why but say more research is necessary.

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Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

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More than nine of 10 farm owners in the U.S. are white. A movement to change that is selling farming to people of color as a healthy lifestyle — and a way to fight discrimination.

Black Farmers Are Sowing The Seeds Of Health And Empowerment

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The Dominican Sisters of Mary's new album is available now. De Montfort Music hide caption

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The Dominican Sisters Of Mary Shares The 'True Beauty' Of Christmas With New Album

Members of the Ann Arbor, Mich. convent perform in the NPR studios and discuss their holiday album.

The Dominican Sisters Of Mary Shares The 'True Beauty' Of Christmas With New Album

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Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell starred in the 1940 farce His Girl Friday, where a newspaper editor tries to win back his ex-wife, an ace reporter. Columbia Picture/Archive Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

Efforts to eliminate harassment in the workplace target a site where couples tend to meet and fall in love — but also a place where power can be abused.

In A Crisis Of Sexual Harassment, Whither The Office Romance?

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